World-class designer Karl Lagerfeld has partnered with the Trump Group to create a pair of residential lobby areas at The Estates at Acqualina, a deluxe development at Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach resort community.
The Estates at Acqualina represents the first U.S. venture for Lagerfeld and is scheduled to open in 2020. The designer, who has been commissioned to select customized features, furniture and finishes, expressed excitement with the endeavor.
“I am excited by the opportunity … and take great pride in knowing that the spaces I create will be such important spaces in the building,” Lagerfeld said. “Not only are they significant because they offer the first impression of the building, they are also the spaces where people come to socialize daily; they are like a common living room.”
Lagerfeld added that he drew inspiration from the building itself and the ambience of Florida in particular.
Eddie and Jules Trump —brothers who, like Donald Trump, are wealthy real estate developers but who are not related to him—have built numerous luxury projects in Florida. The complex will offer 265 residences with three to seven bedrooms each, smart technology and upscale fixtures.
"Simply put, The Estates at Acqualina will be the world’s finest residences,” Jules Trump said. “Eddie and I wanted our entrance lobbies to be the piece de resistance of our new project, and who better to create these than the master of modern creativity: Karl Lagerfeld.”
The high-rise complex will feature a spa, fitness center, restaurant, recreational amenities, and workspace as well as concierge, beach and pool services. Acqualina’s developer, GSF Acquisition LLC, has developed imaginative upscale communities since 1985, including Aventura and Boca Raton condominiums in Florida as well as holdings in California.