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Italian Style in the Miami Climate

Posted 09.17.2021

The world of high fashion changed forever when the first Missoni garments hit the Florence runway in 1967. And now, the Missoni vision is poised to usher in another revolution, this time in the world of luxury housing. Missoni Baia, the forthcoming collection of Edgewater condos in Miami from OKO Group and the celebrated Italian fashion house, will be the architectural embodiment of the Missoni style, complete with items from the Missoni Home collection dotting the public areas. Here’s a brief history of the Missoni family and the iconic aesthetic that bears their name.

The Missoni vision was born from a simple collaboration between newlyweds Ottavio and Rosita, who set up a knitwear business in Italy in 1953. The couple, inspired by innovations in weaving technology, began making clothes with multicolored zigzag patterns. And after a little trial and error, a new fashion statement was born. Missoni’s soon-to-be-iconic style caused a scandal in 1967, when their models took to the runway in Florence without undergarments, cementing both the Missoni style and attitude in the zeitgeist. By the 1970s, Missoni’s look had arrived in New York City and spread throughout the fashion world — it had become the height of cool-girl fashion.

Now, more than 50 years after the runway debut, the Missoni style has expanded from technicolor jumpsuits to a range of clothing, home decor, and, now, branded residences along the shores of Biscayne Bay. Design for the homes at Missoni Baia is being overseen by creative director Angela Missoni, whose vision has brought the fashion house into the 21st century with collaborations between Missoni and leading designers. The Missoni Baia team tapped Asymptote Architecture, Paris Forino Interior Design, and Enea Garden Design for the project, harnessing the experience and knowledge of these internationally renowned firms to help bring the Missoni vision to life.

The result is a collection of spacious homes with minimalist interiors and sweeping views that take full advantage of the Miami climate by offering plenty of private and communal outdoor space. Missoni’s iconic bars of color grace the public areas, including swimming pools and the building’s large private spa, while Enzo Enea’s verdant landscaping puts residents in touch with the natural world right on the waterfront. When the tower is complete, it will stand as a unique testament to the enduring style of the Italian fashion house, and represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live inside the vibrant world of Missoni fashion.

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Designer Digs

Posted 09.02.2021

As Missoni Baia nears completion, fashionable Miamians are itching to move into these sleek, art-inspired homes along the shores of Biscayne Bay in the trendy Edgewater neighborhood. The building was designed by Hani Rashid with lush landscaping from Enzo Enea, while Paris Forino handled interiors under the watchful eyes of Angela and Rosita Missoni. The result is a sculptural tower that encompasses spacious, light-flooded homes and a suite of resort-style amenities that exude Missoni’s geometric and colorful aesthetic. Residents will enjoy swimming in five separate pools, lounging on one of the pair of poolside decks, unwinding in the building’s large private spa, or working up a sweat on the tennis courts or in the gym, all without leaving the fashionable confines of their own building.

 

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Breathtaking Views at Missoni Baia

Posted 08.27.2021

Interior designers, architects, and anyone with a keen eye for what makes a one-of-a-kind home know that stunning views add an intangible and immersive artistry and elegance to a residence. The East Edgewater Miami condos at Missoni Baia were designed with this principle in mind. Each residence takes advantage of its singular location with homes that showcase sweeping views of the city, Miami Beach, Biscayne Bay, and the rolling waves of the Atlantic beyond.

Each of the 249 residences at Missoni Baia’s waterfront architectural landmark reflect and display the striking East Edgewater setting in its full splendor. This Miami neighborhood is known as one of the most picturesque locales in a city recognized the world over for its stunning natural beauty and glistening cityscapes. Missoni Baia extends 200 feet along Biscayne Bay, over 57 expansive floors that take advantage of both their proximity to water and their soaring heights to create unparalleled panoramas.

When residents enter their homes at Missoni Baia — from one-bedrooms to palatial five-bedroom residences — they are greeted by a feast for the eyes. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows frame expansive, open living spaces, and allow extraordinary views and natural light to stream in throughout the day. Oversized private terraces let residents take in the views directly, whether it’s a sunrise over the calm blue waters of the bay to accompany their morning coffee, or miles of glittering Miami skyline as a backdrop to drinks with friends and colleagues in the evening.

 Of course, stunning views are not the only showstopping feature here. Each room in these Edgewater Miami condos was designed by Paris Forino to reflect the natural surroundings of serene sky, sun, and water — from kitchens with elegant Blue de Savoie marble counters and matte-white lacquer cabinets, to bathrooms with Dolomite mosaic and wall tiles, Calacatta Ice marble counters, and sparkling chrome fixtures.

 Together, these details allow residents to fully bask in the scenic and tranquil setting that is the East Edgewater neighborhood of Miami. To put it simply, the natural beauty of the area not only surrounds your Missoni Baia home, it is a part of it.

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Waterfront Condominium in Miami Reaches Construction Milestone

Posted 08.17.2021

Representatives from developers OKO Group and Cain International celebrated the topping off of Missoni Baia, their forthcoming codeveloped luxury tower on the shore of Biscayne Bay in Miami.“We’re excited to soon welcome residents to their new homes,” said OKO Real Estate CEO Vanessa Grout. “As we quickly approach the building’s completion later this year, purchasers are seeing a new standard of construction and design brought to Miami’s best new neighborhood.” When complete, residents of these one- to five-bedroom Edgewater condos will enjoy sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows as well as from their deep-set private terraces and the building’s many luxury amenities, which will include multiple pools as well as a large spa and tennis courts.

 

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Residential High-Rise in Miami Tops Out

Posted 08.17.2021

Most of the building’s 249 luxury Edgewater condos were already in contract when Missoni Baia topped out in early August, with $110 million worth of sales at the OKO Group-developed tower taking place since January. Move-ins are expected by the end of the year, and crews are now turning their attention to the building’s interior, much of which will ultimately be decorated with the bold colors and striking patterns for which the eponymous fashion house is known. The colorful, luxury amenities will stand alongside minimalist one- to five-bedroom residences with layouts that emphasize Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami views through floor-to-ceiling windows and deep-set terraces.

 

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Missoni Baia Tops Out in Miami

Posted 08.17.2021

The first branded tower from the Missoni fashion house has topped out on the shore of Biscayne Bay, with move-ins expected later this year. Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture handled the building’s minimalist exterior, while the interiors will be richly decorated with Missoni’s bold colors and patterns. Homes at the 649-foot-tall Missoni Baia tower range in size from one- to five-bedrooms, each with 10-foot ceilings and a private balcony. Residents of these Edgewater, Miamicondos will enjoy access to a suite of resort-style amenities, including five pools, a private Aman-inspired spa, a fully equipped fitness center, and even a separate spa for pets.

 

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Foreign Investment Roaring Back To Miami

Posted 08.16.2021

After international interest in South Florida waned during the pandemic, properties like OKO Group’s forthcoming Miami condo towers Missoni Baia and Una Residences are seeing a surge in South American interest. “In recent months we’ve had nearly 40 sales to international buyers,”  said Kari Fernandez, vice president of sales at the pair of developments. “Whereas in the previous year during the same time period, we had six international sales.” The stylish towers and waterfront locations are a major draw for international buyers from places like Brazil and beyond, many of whom are looking for both a place to stay when they visit the states and a solid investment.

 

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A 66th-Floor Stunner in NYC, a Real Housewives Star Lists in Bel Air, and More Real Estate News

Posted 08.15.2021

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Edgewater Tower Tops Off

Posted 08.14.2021

Developers OKO Group and Cain International bet big with Missoni Baia, the forthcoming branded tower that recently topped off along the shores of Biscayne Bay in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood, and with more than half of the building’s 249 homes already in contract and the project expected to be delivered ahead of schedule, that wager is paying off. At 57 stories, this collection of Edgewater condos represents the best of South Florida living, complete with spacious private terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and minimalist interiors that maximize natural light and sweeping Bay and Downtown views. Missoni’s signature aesthetic will inform the building’s public areas, which contain resort-style waterfront amenities, including multiple pools and a large private spa.

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57 story Miami condo tops off with more than $110 million in sales

Posted 08.13.2021

OKO Group and Cain International announced that Missoni Baia has topped out, bringing the fashionable tower one step closer to completion ahead of schedule. Builder Civic Construction will now begin closing the East Edgewater tower, aiming to deliver the Biscayne Bay condos by the end of the year. Cain’s Jonathan Goldstein states they have already sold more than $110 million worth of one- to five-bedroom Edgewater condos in the forthcoming tower, noting that “Miami has garnered much attention in the last year and is arguably one of the most dynamic cities in the United States, possibly the world at the moment.” Missoni Baia will be home to a suite of resort- style amenities decked out in Missoni style, complete with items from the Italian fashion house’s furniture line.

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OKO, Cain Top Off Miami Tower

Posted 08.12.2021

The new Missoni Baia tower in East Edgewater has topped out at 57 stories, with completion predicted for later this year, which would bring the project in ahead of schedule. The 649-foot-tall tower from OKO Group and Cain International will be home to the first branded residences from Missoni, the iconic Italian fashion house known for its bold use of line and color. Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture designed the sleek tower, while New York-based Paris Forino crafted the interiors under the direction of the Missoni family. When complete, these Biscayne Bay condos will feature high ceilings, marble-clad baths, and deep-set terraces with panoramic views of the water.

 

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