After meeting at the 1948 London Olympics under the statue of Eros at Piccadilly and marrying in 1953, Ottavio Missoni and Rosita Jelmini created the Missoni brand. Rosita was skilled at using knitting machines and Ottavia, Tai for short, took care of the technical side of things and became a colorist. After introducing their knitwear to an Italian department store in 1958, creating their multicolored signature zigzag pattern, and having their first Milan fashion show in 1966, the Missonis watched their brand grow into an international status symbol throughout the 70s and 80s.
In the mid-1990s Tai and Rosita passed the business to their three children. Angela and Luca Missoni took over creative control of the Missoni brand and Vittorio became CEO. Under Vittorio's leadership, Missoni globally expanded to a lifestyle brand adding its well-known patterns to towels, perfume, and furniture, and opening the first Missoni Hotel in Scotland. After Vittorio's passing in 2013, Angela stepped in to lead the company with the Missoni Baia luxury apartments in Miami as one of her first major development projects.
The project is the architectural embodiment of the Missoni luxury lifestyle brand. Asymptote Architecture's Hani Rashid designed Missoni Baia as an architectural landmark to forever change Miami's skyline while celebrating light and form. The result is a minimalist 57-story tower with a sculptural aesthetic, which is true to the family's spirit, located 200 feet from Biscayne Bay's waterfront. Construction on Missoni Baia began in late 2017 and is scheduled for completion in 2020.
When the building is complete, Missoni Baia will be home to 249 residences that range in size from 776 to 3,788 square feet with 10 different floor plans, not including townhouses and penthouses. The one to five-bedroom homes
Living at Missoni Miami gives residents access to a wide array of exclusive amenities including a hair and nail salon, a pet spa, and a resident game room. The seventh-floor pool deck includes a lounge pool, an Olympic-size lap pool, and an outdoor whirlpool spa. Missoni Baia is a family-friendly building with a kids' club and an indoor play area. The pool deck also includes a kids' splash pad and a play lawn. Health and fitness enthusiasts will enjoy access to the private fitness room, private training room, locker rooms, and an expansive spa.
Missoni Baia is located in Miami's trendy new residential area of East Edgewater, which lies immediately north of downtown and south of Miami's Design District. East Edgewater is lined by beaches on the east and the Wynwood Arts District and Miami International Airport is only a 12-minute drive to the west. Residents have easy access to cultural hot spots such as The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Frost Museum of Science, and the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Working professionals will appreciate the close proximity to downtown and Brickell, Miami's financial district. The Wynwood Arts District is home to over 70 art galleries and studios, boutiques, and antique shops, making it one of Miami's trendiest areas.
Living at Missoni Baia gives residents the ability to truly embrace the glamorous lifestyle that is projected by the Missoni Brand. Missoni Baia offers convenient and luxurious amenities, its waterfront location is close to all of the beaches, world-class dining, and cultural activities that Miami and Miami Beach have to offer. Further, East Edgewater is Miami's next hot spot, which offers buyers great value with pricing far below other global cities.
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