Engineering the Gucci Flagship

Agencie engineered the Miami Design District’s newest neighbor, the Gucci Flagship.  A great addition to the other luxury stores in the District, the store is located at 139 NE 41st St .  The store reflects the new design concept conceived by Creative Director Alessandro Michele and the Gucci America team.  The two-floor boutique will be over 4,700 square feet and features a sweeping, cantilevered stair.  The stair, engineered by Agencie, was crafted by Milanese artisans and flown by plane to Florida.  The store blends shopping and cultural experiences within the architecturally significant context.

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The unique façade is constructed of marble and pale green industrial metal.  The façade is topped with with lush greenery echoing the local aesthetic.  Planters were recessed in the rooftop structure to support the foliage.  Additionally, a customized mural adjacent to the storefront is a piece by Spanish artist, Coco Capitan. This distinct visual concept was exclusively for this boutique, embracing the neighborhood known for design and culture.

Keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterizes Gucci’s new collections, the store sees the combination of traditional, modern, industrial and romantic.

- Colin Daniels, Haute Living
Engineering the Gucci Flagship Image
Engineering the Gucci Flagship Image

This VIP fitting room is customized with pink fabric walls and a marble mosaic floor. The juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated ubiquitously: technical, mechanical display units contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that wrap the rooms; roundtables offset rectangular ones; varnished iron wall finishes complement dark grey matelassé or pale pink velvets, used for upholstery and fitting rooms. Throughout the store, you will find sumptuous velvet chairs, while vintage rugs are layered over each other for a warm textured effect.  The result is a surprisingly personal retail experience.

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The evolution and spirit of the store epitomizes a modern lifestyle defined by innovative design and cultural impact.

- Craig Robins, CEO and President of DACRA
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Type
Retail

Services

Structural Engineering
Steel Fabrication Drawings

Recognition

Ocean Drive Magazine
Haute Living
Fashion Week Daily
Italia Living

Team

Sarrah Khan, PE
Nuria Forques Puigcerver
Marina Saiz