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Karl Lagerfeld unveils lobby design for ultra-luxury condo

A rendering shows the Karl Lagerfeld-designed lobby at the Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach.
A rendering shows the Karl Lagerfeld-designed lobby at the Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach.

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has unveiled his design for the lobby of an ultra-luxury condo project called the Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach.

A rendering released by developer Jules Trump (no relation to the president-elect) shows a sleek, silver space centered around a spouting fountain and decorated with incandescent chandeliers and photographs of Roman arches and fountains taken by Lagerfeld himself. The design is meant to conjure up the feeling of a Roman piazza, according to a news release. Units start at $3.8 million.

“Lobbies serve two purposes — they are the first impression of a building and a common living room for socializing,” Lagerfeld, 83, said in a statement.

Trump is one of the most successful developers in Sunny Isles Beach. But a slowing luxury market has stymied even his plans. In November, he told the Miami Herald that he would delay one of the two towers planned for the project at 17895 Collins Ave. The still-on-track tower is set to begin construction in late 2017.

Nicholas Nehamas: 305-376-3745, @NickNehamas

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