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The New South Beach Mondrian Style

Friday, December 26th, 2008

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South Beach’s new Mondrian condo-hotel made its debut during 2008 Art Basel after its $200 million renovation.

The 17-story building offers 335 hotel residences including studios, one and two-bedroom condos and tower suites.

British singer, Craig David, is the proud owner of one of the Mondrian’s tower suites. Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders was the visionary behind the magical, white and black palace property. He built upon the designs of Philippe Starck, a design pioneer who Wanders believes to be the “best designer on the planet.”

The South Beach Mondrian sits directly beside the beautiful Miami Biscayne Bay and exudes designs inspired by pure fantasy and furnished with pieces from Wanders’ design studio. There is an outdoor living area that extends to the bay; cabanas of 16-foot curtains; canopied day beds and an adult sandbox.

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The interior features massive white spindle columns and crystal chandelier shower heads.

The most recognized piece, centered in the 4,000 square foot lobby, is the black metal spiral staircase that depicts an intricate lace pattern consistently found throughout the entire hotel.

The hotel-residence is meant to provide an experience, not just an accommodation. It was designed so that people feel as if they just landed in a wonderland of fantasy, magic and beauty.

Wanders’ intention with the South Beach Mondrian is to complement the Delano Hotel South Beach with a shared daring attitude, instead of competing against it. During its opening week in Art Basel, the Mondrian hosted several parties, dinners and happy hours.

Celebrities  in Miami including Mary-Kate Olsen, Russell Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Ivana Trump and Alex Rodriguez quickly graced the  South Beach Mondrian with their presence in its very first opening week. Despite all its wonderous allure, Wanders assures us that the Mondrian is actually still months away from perfection.