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Luminaire has connected others with good design viscerally, emotionally, and intellectually since its inception. In that time, Luminaire has introduced clients and the public to some of the most influential designs from the most renown designers living in the world today, including Oki Sato, Patricia Urquiola, Naoto Fukasawa, Piero Lissoni, Jasper Morrison, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Antonio Citterio, Massimo Vignelli and many others.
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Colors flavor our moments with vitality and peace and our emotional landscape with pleasing impressions of contentment and wonder.
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The Frieze Art Fair returns with a commanding presence, deepening connections with art that stirs our sensibilities, poignant and sensational.  
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The award-winning Aviary arrests the public with a unique dining adventure replete with new, playful creations in food and drink.
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Place de Fêtes brings an elevated appreciation for the refined to curious tastebuds willing to explore new sensations of the sweet and the savory.
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Design thinking has launched the design world and beyond into a triumphant space for affecting lives with finesse and tactful aplomb. 
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Afflicted with a restless desire to experiment, László Moholy-Nagy was a prolific and versatile artist, educator, and writer.
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Tony Duquette floods our consciousness with color, texture, and material that excites, meticulously sublime with a touch of the surreal. 
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The work of Niki de Saint Phalle celebrated rotund, colorful aesthetics in paintings, illustrations, and sculptures. 
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Let the mind wander, and marvel at the curiosities that enchant and surprise. 
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Thom Browne celebrated his label’s 20th anniversary with a winter haute couture collection that hums a story of discovery and voyage.
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Emmy-nominated Netflix series excites the mind and shows us that good design is a way of thinking accessible to all. 
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A tour de force that elucidates the role of objects in our personal lives and in society at large, powerful, poetic, and poignant.
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For years, design has engaged with pop culture in varied symbiotic ways. 
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The substance of dreams, the odd, the uncanny, and the unexpected, captures the consciousness and revolutionizes the human experience. 
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Energetic folds of fabric take exceptional and uncommon form, enveloping the body with relaxed style, stunning and self-possessed.
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With a trademark curiosity and a flair for the dramatic and the innovative, David Rockwell designs spaces flush with serenity and enchantment. 
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Unusual, expressive, and formidable, the Torres Blancas is born of the earth and opens to the sky like a compelling tree made of concrete.
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Having certainly evolved a great deal over time, the chair has remained with us as reliable companions on our journeys through the everyday.
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The objects we live with inspire a poetry of being, remarkable, distinctive, and bursting with delight.      
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Sabato De Sarno inspires us with a focus on the essential over the eccentric, crisp in construction and minimalist in aesthetic. 
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Idda Studio, founded by Gabriella Picone, breathes life into her paintings with wearable works of art and delicate yet outspoken housewares.
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The work of Hella Jongerius inspires grace and a delicate synergy, a negotiation between the naive and the profound, the jovial and the somber.
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The spaces we inhibit are born of wonder but made real through thought-provoking, well-considered design. 
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Yoann Bourgeois compels us to reimagine how our surroundings manipulate our bodies.
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Whimsical yet elegant, technologically savvy with a penchant for the handmade, Marc Newson imparts smooth geometries and organically inspired forms. 
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A pioneering and powerfully uplifting visionary, Sheila Hicks speaks to our souls through a multicolored intensity of form made joyful and honest.
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An open house celebrating the relaunch of our Design District location on the occasion of Miami Art Week 2023 in partnership with Lasvit and Surface Magazine.
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The beginning of a poetic partnership between Luminaire and the storied Italian brand Edra.  
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The 61st edition of the annual Salone del Mobile returned to a sense of normalcy, both in its return to its traditional Spring dates for the first time in three years
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Heroes and Contradictions Cappellini

January, 2022

The world of Design, at its purest, is a collection of ideas, a series of questions and a conversation with materials and inspiration.
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Luminaire Lab

Technicolour — Peter Saville for Kvadrat

Thursday, December 2, 2021

A dynamic exhibition of process, material, and color.
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Luminaire Chicago

Emotion+Identity — Kvadrat at Luminaire Chicago

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Experience the depth of identity and emotion manifested through Kvadrat's range of innovative contemporary textiles.
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Miami Design District Lab

Timeless Simplicity: Claudio Silvestrin

Friday, February 28, 2020

Luminaire was proud to be a sponsor and contribute to the thoughtful programming and activations during this week.
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Los Angeles Showroom

Luminaire & Flaunt present "Corners" during Frieze LA

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Luminaire and Flaunt magazine brought together key LA figures from the world of art, music, entertainment, architecture and design.
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Miami Design District Lab

Miami Design Week 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

On Thursday, December 5, Luminaire Lab hosted an evening with a dual exhibition opening celebrating the work of two prolific designers.
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Miami Design District Lab

Exploring Forms: Jader Almeida

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Luminaire Lab hosted the opening reception and discussion for their latest exhibition titled Exploring Forms with Brazilian designer Jader Almeida.
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Miami Design District Lab

Systems of Joy at Luminaire Lab

Thursday, June 27, 2019

On Thursday, June 27, Luminaire Lab hosted an intimate evening to introduce the world of Minimal Cucine with a special preview.
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Chicago Showroom

Luminaire, Fantoni & Gensler present: Atelier

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Luminaire continued its commitment to thought-provoking programming with an exhibition that introduced Atelier.
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February 12, Luminaire L.A. hosted the first of its series titled Luminaire Dialogues during the inaugural year of Frieze Art Fair Los Angeles.
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"Rams" by Gary Hustwit

Thursday, January 10, 2019

On January 10 Luminaire hosted the screening of Gary Hustwit’s latest documentary Rams about the legendary German designer, Dieter Rams.
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Los Angeles Showroom

A New Perspective: Luminaire Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

On Wednesday, November 28, Luminaire opened the doors to its new showroom in the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Spanning 15,500 square feet, Luminaire Los Angeles features some of the most important brands in design, and debuts of new works including kitchen designs by Minimal exclusively for Luminaire. In addition to furniture, the showroom features an expansive collection of accessories and a compelling assortment of lighting from innovative brands.
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Miami Design District Lab

Miami Art Week: Castiglioni 100 at Luminaire Lab

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Luminaire Lab hosted the opening reception for their latest exhibition titled Achille Castiglioni 100, celebrating the centennial of the Italian master.
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Miami Design District Lab

Cassina as seen by Karl

Thursday, October 4, 2018

On Thursday, October 4, Luminaire Lab hosted the opening reception for its latest exhibition, Cassina as seen by Karl.
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Chicago Showroom

NeoCon: Castiglioni 100 at Luminaire Chicago

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

On June 12, Luminaire Chicago hosted the opening reception for their latest exhibition titled Achille Castiglioni 100.
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Spirit of Place with architect Chad Oppenheim

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Luminaire was honored to welcome celebrated architect Chad Oppenheim to celebrate the launch of his first published monograph, Spirit of Place.
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On April 28, Luminaire in collaboration with FourTwoNine magazine hosted creative influencers for an interactive discussion.
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Miami Design District Lab

Homage To Kuramata

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Luminaire continued its commitment to design with an event celebrating the opening of its latest exhibition, “Homage to Kuramata”.
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Miami Design District Lab

This Will Be The Place

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

On December 6, Luminaire Lab² hosted the visionaries Patricia Urquiola, Felix Burrichter and Konstantin Grcic.
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On June 13th, Luminaire hosted Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio for a lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
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Luminaire Chicago hosted a special screening of the ”B&B Italia. Poetry in the Shape. When Design Meets Industry” documentary.
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Miami Design District Lab

Evergreen Brasil: A celebration of Diversity

Thursday, December 1, 2016

During Miami Art Week, design aficionados gathered at Luminaire Lab to celebrate diversity at the opening reception of Evergreen Brasil.
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Chicago Showroom

Gaetano Pesce at Luminaire Chicago

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Luminaire Chicago celebrated contemporary Italian design by welcoming the multi-disciplinary designer, architect and artist Gaetano Pesce.
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Miami Design District Lab

Glaslove: Design Auction to Benefit Cancer Research

Monday, September 26 - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Driven by their desire to give back and help find a cure for cancer, Luminaire founders Nasir and Nargis Kassamali hosted Glaslove.
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Miami Design District Lab

ICFF Opening Reception featuring GlasLove

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Luminaire hosted the inaugural reception to launch the first edition of ICFF Miami at its showroom showcasing their GlasLove exhibition.
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B&B Italia Celebrates 50 Years

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Luminaire celebrated the 50th anniversary of B&B Italia with a private documentary screening that told the personal story and entrepreneurial journey of its founder, Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, at the Coral Gables Art Cinema followed by a reception and presentation of a special B&B Italia 50th anniversary book at Luminaire Coral Gables Tuesday, September 27.
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Luminaire welcomed Moroso’s Creative Director Patrizia Moroso to an intimate conversation with the renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola
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Miami Design District Lab

Women In Design: Zaha Hadid & Lina Bo Bardi

Thursday, May 12, 2016

On Thursday, May 12th, Luminaire celebrated two prolific women in architecture and design ahead of their times.
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Miami Design District Lab

Davide Groppi: DESIGNLIVES at Luminaire Lab

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Luminaire hosted the Italian poet of light, Davide Groppi, during our ongoing DESIGNLIVES lecture series to discuss his minimalist design philosophy.
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Miami Design District Lab

Paola Lenti at Luminaire Lab

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Luminaire welcomed the founders of the visionary Italian company Paola Lenti to their Miami Design District showroom.
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Miami Design District Lab

Geometric Sensibilities at Luminaire Chicago

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

On June 16, 2015 Luminaire Chicago announced the expansion of its Soft Furnishings collection.
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Miami Design District Lab

Designlives: Omer Arbel at Luminaire Lab

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Luminaire hosted Omer Arbel for a Designlives lecture at its Miami Design District showroom, for a stimulating and educational presentation.
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Chicago Showroom

Crafting Timeless Design with Fritz Hansen

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Luminaire Chicago welcomed Fritz Hansen’s master upholsterer of the iconic Egg™ chair to demonstrate the craftsmanship behind the making of the chair.
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Miami Design District Lab

DESIGNJAPAN At Luminaire Lab

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Luminaire hosted the opening reception for their annual curated exhibition titled DESIGNJAPAN during Art Basel and Design Miami/ week.
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30 Years of Luminaire Coral Gables

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1 Luminaire celebrated 30 years in Coral Gables by unveiling its latest project: a dynamic interior renovation of its award winning.
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Miami Design District Lab

Naoto Fukasawa At The Lab

Friday, October 24, 2014

On Friday, October 24, Luminaire hosted an exhibition and book signing reception with acclaimed Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa.
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Miami Design District Lab

Designlives: Michael Anastassiades at Luminaire Lab

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Luminaire hosted a new forum, part of its ongoing series of DESIGNLIVES, a storytelling forum for experiencing design.
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Chicago Showroom

1:1 Piero Lissoni at Luminaire

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Following a captivating lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art, over 500 guests enjoyed the opening of 1:1 Piero Lissoni at Luminaire in Chicago. 
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Miami Design District Lab

Design+World

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Luminaire’s continued commitment to promoting good design and education culminated with the third installment of Design+World.
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Miami Design District Lab

Poul Kjærholm | An Exhibition

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Luminaire had the distinct pleasure of hosting a special reception in honor of Poul Kjærholm’s elegant and timeless pieces at Luminaire Lab.
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Chicago Showroom

Luminaire Welcomes Omer Arbel To Chicago

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Luminaire had the distinct pleasure of welcoming Omer Arbel, founder of Vancouver-based Omer Arbel Office and Creative Director of Bocci.
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Miami Design District Lab

Luminaire Presents Henry Timi

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Luminaire opened its doors to a hundred guests at the Miami Design District showroom to welcome Milan-based designer Henry Timi.
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Chicago Showroom

LuminaireX Farewell

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Luminaire, a pioneering force in the design world, transformed the second floor of its Chicago showroom into an experimental concept shop, LuminaireX.
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Chicago Showroom

LuminaireX Celebrates in Chicago

Thursday, March 21, 2013

LuminaireX celebrated its ever-evolving, experimental community with an event featuring great design at affordable prices from our own collection.
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Miami Design District Lab

Design+World Miami Design District

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Luminaire opened its doors to hundreds of guests at the Miami Design District showroom to celebrate the second installment of Design+World.
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Miami Design District Lab

DESIGNLIVES

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Luminaire unveiled a new way of storytelling – DESIGNLIVES. This conversational forum explored the designers who innovate and the creative directors.
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Chicago Showroom

Luminaire Welcomes Nendo's Oki Sato to Chicago

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What is the experience of good design? How can design elicit inspiration and enrich life to make it more interesting?
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On Friday March 9, Swedish design team Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune shared their extensive knowledge of architecture and product design.
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Miami Design District Lab

Luminaire Presents Salvatori

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Luminaire Lab’s newly expanded showroom in the Design District served as the stage for introducing the Italian company to Miami.
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Miami Design District Lab

DesignLove: Designing a Cure for Cancer

Monday, November 28 - Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Luminaire presented DesignLove, the latest in the company’s philanthropic Love Series.
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Chicago Showroom

Luminaire Welcomes Patricia Urquiola to Chicago June 14

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Once again, Luminaire had the distinction of hosting an extraordinary lecture and exhibition with master designer and architect Patricia Urquiola on Tuesday, June 14th.
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Miami Design District Lab

Luminaire Lab Launches the US Debut of Alternative

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Miami’s Luminaire Lab held a reception featuring a carefully curated selection of the Spanish company’s most refined pieces by designer Joan Lao.
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Patricia Urquiola at Luminaire

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Luminaire welcomed esteemed designer Patricia Urquiola to its Coral Gables flagship.
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Miami Design District Lab

TRANSFORM: Going Beyond Form

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Design enthusiasts flocked to Luminaire Lab for an evening event surrounding this year’s exhibition transFORM.
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Miami Design District Lab

Luminaire presents: transFORM

Monday, November 29 - Saturday, December 11, 2010

Featuring work by design visionaries Angelo Mangiarotti, Konstantin Grcic as well as and up-and-coming luminaries.
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Luminaire was delighted to host Paola Lenti’s sister Anna for an extraordinarily engaging film and lecture at its temporary showroom, Outdoor Therapy.
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Miami Design District Lab

Raymond Jungles at Luminaire

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Luminaire was excited to host internationally recognized landscape architect Raymond Jungles at its latest design district showroom: Outdoor Therapy.
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Chicago Showroom

Naoto Fukasawa at Luminaire

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Luminaire welcomed internationally renowned designer Naoto Fukasawa to its Chicago Showroom for a special lecture and reception during NeoCon 2010
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Chicago Showroom

Luminaire Spring Event

Thursday, April 15, 2010

On April 15, Luminaire hosted an event to help Chicagoans wave goodbye to a long Winter and gear up for Spring.
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Miami Design District Lab

Design+World

Thursday, December 3, 2009

“On December 3rd, during Design Miami 2009, Luminaire opened it’s Miami Design District showroom to a crowd of over 600 guests.
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Chicago Showroom

Nineteeneightynine To Twothousandnine

Thursday, November 19, 2009

In appreciation of the past 20 years, Luminaire invited all of the clients who helped in making Luminaire Chicago what it is today.
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Miami Design District Lab

Enzo Enea at Outdoor Therapy / Miami Design District

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Luminaire was proud to welcome Enzo Enea, world-renowned landscape architect, to it’s temporary concept showroom, Outdoor Therapy.
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Chicago Showroom

Dyson at Luminaire

Monday, June 15, 2009

During this year’s NeoCon Luminaire was pleased to host an event featuring the work of brilliant engineer and product designer, James Dyson.
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Chicago Showroom

The Best in Contemporary Surfaces: Brix and Luminaire in Chicago

Friday, April 17 - Thursday, April 23, 2009

On the third floor of Chicago’s showroom on Superior St, an exhibition introduced visitors to the refined integrity and coherent style of Brix design.
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An Incredible 35 Year Journey of Good Design

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Thirty Five years ago, Luminaire was born from the dream to affect and change people’s lives through good design. Since then, we have remained fervently dedicated to this vision. On March 4, the Coral Gables showroom was crowded with clients, designers, writers, scholars, students and design enthusiasts sharing conversation and laughter as we celebrated thirty five years of good design. Guests explored with the design on display in a scavenger hunt, questionnaire and raffle.
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Chicago Showroom

An Incredible 35 Year Journey of Good Design

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

On March 4, all three floors of the Chicago showroom were crowded with clients, designers, writers, scholars, students and design enthusiasts.
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Miami Design District Lab

Breakfast With Patrizia Moroso

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Luminaire was honored to invite Patrizia Moroso for a breakfast conversation with Miami designers, architects and design enthusiasts.
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Miami Design District Lab

PAPERLOVE: A New Page in the Fight Against Cancer

Monday, November 24, 2008

During Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami 2008, Luminaire continued it’s unending quest to find a cure for cancer with PaperLove.
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Delicate, Emotive, Ethereal: Luminaire Presents Tord Boontje

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Luminaire was thrilled to be the first to introduce Boontje to a Miami audience in an exhibition of his delicate, otherworldly work.
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Throughout the year, Luminaire invited guests to rethink the amazing qualities of paper.
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Miami Design District Lab

Santambrogio: Designers of the Invisible Space

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

“Design is everywhere, in a stone, in a drop, in a smell, in a sound. The designer’s task is to notice it and interpret it.”- Santambrogio Milan
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Straight from Milan to Miami, Anna Lenti personally revealed pieces from Paola Lenti’s new collection to a captivated audience at the Luminaire Lab.
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World-renowned architect Amanda Levete of Future Systems gave a lecture hosted by Luminaire.
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X-Green

Saturday, April 26, 2008

‘We must become the change we want to see in the world’ – Gandhi
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Miami Design District Lab

LuminaireX

Friday, February 29 - Wednesday, April 30, 2008

An environment like no other, Luminaire X was a neighborhood within a neighborhood.
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Miami Design District Lab

Brix and Luminaire Present the Best in Contemporary Surfaces

Wednesday, January 30 - Thursday, January 31, 2008

At the Luminaire Lab, an exhibition of the best in contemporary surfaces introduced visitors to the refined integrity and style of Brix design.
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Miami Design District Lab

Artists for OLPC

Thursday, December 6 - Sunday, December 9, 2007

‘Communication is the first step toward change. Everything can change.’ – Olafur Eliasson, In his response to Artists for OLPC.
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Chicago Showroom

Front Forty Press Reception

Friday, November 2, 2007

In 2007,Chicago-based independent art publisher Front Forty Press released four significant titles.
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Chicago Showroom

Illuminate

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Luminaire and Anke Loh shed good light on some major happenings in fashion and furnishings for Illuminate.
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Luminaire was pleased to introduce Ernst Gamperl and his impressive body of work to a Chicago audience during the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair 2007.
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Luminaire celebrated the launch of its newest addition, the Luminaire Lab, with an exhibition of the latest in cutting edge design.
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Luminaire hosted an exclusive cocktail reception featuring one of a kind pieces from Elke Walter’s exquisite Origami collection.
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Arne Quinze, The Campana Brothers, Elke Walter, and Piet Stockmans stimulate the mind and the senses during Design Miami 2006.
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Miami Design District Lab

PUPPYLOVE: Fighting Cancer With Love

Wednesday, December 6 - Sunday, December 10, 2006

‘I cant give you anything but love.’ – Shigeru Uchida, in his response to PuppyLove
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Chicago Showroom

Belgian Brilliance Takes Many Forms

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Luminaire showcased the work of three of the most illustrious designers from this small yet significant part of the world, Belgium.
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Reinventing Boffi: New Studio Opens to an Enthusiastic Public

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Celebrating Boffi’s 70 years of design innovation, Luminaire renovated the Boffi Kitchen and Bath Studio in Miami.
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In a relentless pursuit to create environments that affect people’s lives, Luminaire renovated the Boffi Kitchen and Bath Studio.
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Luminaire and Flos Welcome Marcel Wanders to Miami

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Luminaire was the very first to offer the exclusive Cocoon series by Flos until the Spring of 2006.
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At Luminaire, Cappellini shared his experiences with a Chicago audience, enlightening them to his work and to the personality that made it possible.
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During the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in 2005, Luminaire explored new cutting edge design by Richard Sapper.
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Enzo Mari, partnered with Luminaire to address the ways good design can change people’s lives.
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Michael Sheridan, a New York City architect, conducted an informative lecture on world-renowned designer Poul Kjaerholm.
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Miami Design District Lab

Design Innovates and Connects: iPod Music Lounge at Luminaire LAB

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Celebration of the launch of Buddha Bar 7, DJ Ravin shook the Moore Building in the Miami Design District with hypnotic sounds of the avant-garde.
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Illuminating Design With Patricia Urquiola

Monday, March 21, 2005

Trained as an architect in Italy, Spanish-born Patricia Urquiola creates designs that are eclectic, imaginative, sensuous, and quite diverse.
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Luminaire joined forces with Edra to curate a stunning exhibition called Second Nature.
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Miami Design District Lab

At Luminaire, Tokujin's Honey-Pop to Miami Lights Up Art Basel Miami Beach 2004

Thursday, December 2 - Saturday, December 4, 2004

Honey-pop is a daring and original creation by designer Tokujin Yoshioka. Luminaire was proud to present his work to the larger design community.
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Miami Design District Lab

Get Real: Eames Demetrios and the Modernist Legacy

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Eames Demetrios’ grandparents, Charles and Ray Eames, would instill in him these words of guidance: Always be gracious.
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Luminaire has encouraged young designer Konstantin Grcic through every step of his meteoric rise into the first rank of European designers.
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Miami Design District Lab

Antonio Citterio Sheds New Light

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Twice the recipient of Italy’s Compasso d’Oro design prize, architect and designer Antonio Citterio is known for his gracefully modern designs.
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Philippe Starck at Luminaire Miami

Sunday, February 29, 2004

“Dreaming is a form of action. Idleness is a form of action. The idle man stares at the sky and sees what constitutes our eternal ceiling.
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Miami Design District Lab

Art Loves Design with Ron Arad

Thursday, December 4, 2003

Luminaire presented the work of this ‘punk-baroque’ designer, unveiling a sofa by B&B Italia that has been 37 years in the making.
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The Luminaire Design Forum was pleased to introduce the youthful Bouroullec brothers to Chicago in an evening of discussion and celebration.
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Miami Design District Lab

Perfectionist Proportion: A Lecture and Reception in Honor of Arne Jacobsen

Thursday, May 15 - Monday, June 30, 2003

By all accounts, Arne Jacobsen is an international icon in architecture and design.
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New Boffi Studio Redefines The Kitchen And Bath Experience

Thursday, March 6, 2003

In a relentless pursuit to create environments that affect people’s lives, Luminaire, unveiled its newest showroom, introducing a new perspective on the way one cooks and bathes. Boffi Studio is a space like no other, presenting ideas, components and designs that stretch the boundaries of exactly what a kitchen and bath can be.
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A Sensual Balance of Form and Function: Paola Lenti Textiles

Thursday, January 9, 2003

Luminaire presented the lavish work of Paola Lenti. Her versatile collection of furniture, rugs and wall coverings in the Coral Gables showroom.
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Miami Design District Lab

Zaha Hadid: The Aggressively Organic, Poetically Urban

Friday, December 6, 2002

In connection with Art Basel Miami Beach, Luminaire hosted an exhibition to extol the artistry of good design, as seen through the eyes of Zaha Hadid.
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In November, Luminaire presented the lavish work of Paola Lenti.
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Miami Design District Lab

Luminaire Extends Its Reach: Opens Showroom in the Miami Design District

Wednesday, September 4, 2002

October 2002, Luminaire conceived a new division, that will serve discovery, one that will ask not what a space is but what it can be.
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Chicago Showroom

Luminaire Design Forum Presents Ron Arad

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

In a quest to engage the public with the best design talents from all over the world, Luminaire invited the Israeli designer Ron Arad.
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Jonathon Kline’s black ash baskets summon the magic of the black ash tree and it’s history. On February 7, Luminaire proudly displayed his work.
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For more than 25 years, Luminaire’s focus had been to create environments that affect people’s lives.
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On September 6, Luminaire proudly welcomed German-born jewelry designer Gunter Wermekes to the Chicago showroom.
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Always challenging the traditional boundaries of design, Luminaire expanded its Chicago showroom to include a third floor space.
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Luminaire extols Van Severen’s practice of making design an experience unique, and was thrilled to invite him to speak during the NeoCon Fair 2001.
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Dining by Design: A Magical Evening in Support of AIDS Research

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Luminaire joined forces with the Wolfsonian FIU Museum to host a magical evening that would benefit five very special AIDS organizations.
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On Thursday, January 25, Gijs Bakker, renowned designer and co-founder of Droog Design with art historian Renny Ramakers, held a well attended lecture at the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago.
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On Thursday, November 16, 180 guests joined Luminaire for the opening reception of the Droog Design exhibit at the Luminaire showroom in Coral Gables.
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Luminaire welcomed the Italian architect, designer, and entrepreneur Antonia Astori to Chicago.
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Chicago Showroom

The Essential Home: Luminaire Defines the Essential During the Chicago Design Show

Wednesday, November 1 - Friday, December 1, 2000

To coincide with the Chicago Design Show, Luminaire introduced The Essential Home, the first annual series to feature contemporary design.
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If a designer is to make long lasting, relevant pieces that creatively touch the lives of those who use it.
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A Designer Ahead Of Her Time: The Work Of Eileen Gray

Thursday, August 10, 2000

Luminaire presented a gripping exhibition in honor of Eileen Gray, a contemporary of Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Mies Van Der Rohe.
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Chicago Showroom

A Designer Ahead of Her Time: The Work of Eileen Gray

Thursday, June 1, 2000

Luminaire presented a gripping exhibition in honor of Eileen Gray, a contemporary of Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Mies Van Der Rohe.
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Chicago Showroom

Cappellini: A Tribute to Form

Monday, November 1, 1999

Luminaire hosted a event that featured a discussion with Cappellini, a gala reception, and an exhibition that paid tribute to Cappellini’s dynamism.
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It was a wonderful evening on June 10 when Gunter Wermekes joined nearly 150 Luminaire guests at the Coral Gables showroom.
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Luminaire was more than pleased to introduce Uchida and his work with a special lecture held during the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair 1999.
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The Futurist Ball

Monday, March 1, 1999

Luminaire had a dream to host a gala that would introduce his Miami contacts to some of the most important luminaries working in design today.
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Alberto Meda lead a panel discussion at Luminaire that examined how consumerism in the virtual world affects design in the real world.
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Luminaire celebrated the inaugural year of the Chicago Design fair with an exhibition by one of the most curious designers, Ingo Maurer.
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As Enrico Baleri concurs, good design is more than a product, it is an environment that actives all senses.
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Poetic Reinvention: The John Pawson Obumex Kitchen Debut

Thursday, January 1, 1998

John Pawson presented his kitchen at the Luminaire showroom, sharing with captivated guests his design philosophy.
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Pragmatic Poetics: An Evening with Alberto Meda

Thursday, January 1, 1998

Luminaire invited Meda to share how he fulfills this need for simplicity with his memorable designs.
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It is not often that one has the opportunity interact with cutting-edge, idiosyncratic personalities like Ross Lovegrove.
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Vitra joined Luminaire’s elite roster of manufacturers and debuted its new collection of Miniatures.
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Design by Conviction: The Vitra Collection Miami Debut

Wednesday, January 1, 1997

The Vitra Debut reception in January 1997 showcased the latest Vitra chair miniatures from leading 20th century designers.
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Design by Conviction: The Vitra Collection Chicago Debut

Wednesday, January 1, 1997

In 1997, Luminaire celebrated the New Year by proudly joining forces with Vitra, a design-driven manufacturing company.
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Luminaire’s commitment to educating the public about the many ways that good design can change people’s lives.
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When the name ‘Piero Lissoni’ is raised, one can’t help but fall into a daydream of soft, sensual materials, nimble forms, and sleek surfaces.
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When the name ‘Piero Lissoni’ is raised, one can’t help but fall into a daydream of soft, sensual materials, nimble forms, and sleek surfaces.
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Milan in Miami: Luminaire Celebrates 21 Years of Good Design

Thursday, June 1, 1995

Changing lives through good design for 21 years is an electrifying reason to celebrate.
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Continually evolving, Luminaire increased its showroom space at Superior Street to include yet another floor of curated design space.
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Frank Lloyd Wright honors his legacy and commitment to design with a display at the Luminaire showroom in Chicago.
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Each year in April, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile materializes in Milan, Italy as the largest and most celebrated design fair in the world.
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The Intelligent Electic: Cassina Joins Forces with Luminaire

Friday, April 1, 1994

Continually evolving, Luminaire proudly added Cassina to its roster of manufacturers in April 1994.
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The NeoCon World’s Trade Fair brings over 50,000 people to Chicago each year to view contemporary furnishings, curated by over 1,000 participants.
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Italian architect and industrial designer Maurizio Peregalli has long been intrigued by the relationship between design, fashion and art.
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To commemorate Luminaire's new location on Superior Street, Citterio lit minds with a discussion of his architecture and design projects.
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At Luminaire Piero Castiglioni’s lecture on ‘the Architecture and Technology behind Modern Lighting.
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Luminaire invited Morrison to share his ‘Three Sofas’ design for Cappellini and his ‘Atlas’ tables for Alias.
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At Luminaire, design is not simply a product; it is a philosophy, an experience – both a way of living and a way of thinking.
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In June 1991, Luminaire witnessed the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair for the second year in a row.
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One cannot avoid the spirited influence of Spanish design on modern furnishings and architecture.
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Design: Vignelli Coral Gables

Wednesday, August 1, 1990

Design: Vignelli is a wonderously comprehensive book, complete with almost 300 heavily illustrated pages of Lella and Massimo Vignelli’s work.
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Design: Vignelli

Wednesday, August 1, 1990

Design: Vignelli is a wonderously comprehensive book, complete with almost 300 heavily illustrated pages of Lella and Massimo Vignelli’s work.
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A Modern Design Preview

Friday, June 1, 1990

The NeoCon World’s Trade Fair is the most expansive interior design showcase in North America.
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Luminaire Arrives in Chicago

Wednesday, November 1, 1989

After 15 years of inspiring the Miami public to embrace good design, Luminaire travels to Chicago, city long known for its commitment to architecture.
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Celebrating 15 spectacular years of bringing good design to South Florida, Luminaire hosted a series of joyfully engaging and stimulating events.
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Back in the 1950s, Pirkko Stenros of Muurame designed the modular storage system, Moduli.
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Luminaire invited Gerard van den Berg of Montis to educate the Miami public on the influence of fashion on furniture.
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Fontana Arte Exhibits Fifty Years of Glass

Friday, May 1, 1987

When confronting a lighting problem, Fontana Arte has always sought a unity between technology, function and beauty.
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Luminaire Presents Massimo Vignelli in Marble

Thursday, January 1, 1987

Luminaire consequently launched it’s Lecture Series with a brilliant presentation by Vignelli.
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Luminaire welcomed Luisa Acerbis of Driade to introduce select furnishings and objects in an exhibition at the Coral Gables Showroom.
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Within only five short years after Luminaire opened on Miracle Mile, the company quickly outgrew the space, and it was time once again to build anew.
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Luminaire began in North Miami Beach as a small 500 square-foot lighting store.
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