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Take a Look Inside 'CULTURED' and Armani/Casa's Bustling Miami Art Week Party

All images courtesy of Armani/Casa.

As visitors flocked to Florida for Design Miami and the full fair slate of Miami Art Week, CULTURED Editor-in-Chief Sarah Harrelson and Armani/Casa took the opportunity to gather friends and celebrate the Italian fashion house's latest home collection. Wednesday night, guests streamed into Armani/Casa’s Miami outpost in the heart of the city's Design District for cocktails and an exclusive look at the intricate furniture line.

Attendees—who queued in a line stretching out the door—sipped cocktails and champagne surrounded by select pieces from the brand's mother-of-pearl launch. “My work, both in fashion and in design, is a constant pursuit for balance that comes from the choice of materials and the expert skill of the hands that create it,” Giorgio Armani said of the collection in CULTURED’s Winter issue.

Hand-crafted in Italy, the domestic assortment debuted earlier this year—alongside the brand’s first outdoor furniture collection—at Milan’s Palazzo Orsini during Salone del Mobile. The pieces were on view in the estate’s 17th century garden, the first time the expansive property had been opened to the public for such an event.  

Last night, the collection proved its versatility, fitting just as seamlessly into Miami’s coastal climate where guests discussed fair highlights and happenings. To the beats of local DJ Miluhska's set, attendees posed for photos with the new collection, already envisioning the Sofia chair, Antoinette dressing table, and Camilla desk in their own homes. Harrelson, fresh off fair previews herself, clinked glasses with the designers, artists, collectors, and design aficionados gathered in the boutique, toasting to the jam-packed days ahead.