Artefacto is a Miami company with an international twist and the brand has influenced local interior design trends for almost two decades. Each year, the high-end furniture line hosts Artefacto Design House, a sophisticated, new celebration of style and elegance where worldly patrons get a chance to get up-close and personal with the latest and greatest designs from the Brazilian born company.
The Design House located inside Artefacto’s Coral Gables store was packed to the brim with some of the city’s most prominent interior designers, developers and Miami socialites. There was plenty of food, drinks and a DJ which kept the lounge adjacent to the showroom a popular spot for the guests.
In regards to Artefacto’s newest designs, Willman Ramos, Artefacto Coral Gables store manager proclaims, “We don’t believe in trends, we believe in timeless designs.” Despite his statement, Artefacto is known for starting both international and local design trends.
Their newest designs include an array of metals, from worn coppers and gold to shiny silvers. Suzy Acosta, one of Miami’s most recognizable interior designers designed a space within the showroom and embraced the new metals by incorporating them into almost every aspect of her design; “Artefacto’s new metals are revolutionary, many people are intimidated to mix metals, but they mix,” states Acosta.
Divided into a dozen different rooms, the Design House was filled with unique rooms designed by some of Miami’s best interior designers like Susy Acosta, Hernan Arriaga, Mirtha Arriaran, Christina Hamoui and Cristina and Monica Souza.
Artefacto added a philanthropic note to this year’s party themed “Ladies of Style, Substance & Heart.” Each designer co-hosted their room along with a “Lady” devoted to a philanthropic cause in the community. Among some of the supporting women were Katrina Peebles, wife of prominent Miami developer Don Peebles, Lorena Dezer, Angela Birdman, and Christy Martin. These women supported a plethora of causes including Miami Children’s Hospital, Perez Art Museum, and American Cancer Society.
The party was a successful presentation and celebration of another year of Artefacto’s distinct culture and style. Pick up the latest edition of Ocean Drive Magazine to get the full scoop on Artefacto’s new designs for 2014.
by Eva Cantillo