Housed within a classic, Mediterranean Revival-style building, originally constructed in 1938, Forte Dei Marmi is a new, elegant, two-story villa, Italian restaurant concept, designed by Oppenheim Architecture.
The 5,875 sq ft property, and former home of Cavalli Miami, required a complete interior redesign – one that would envisage an amalgam of the enduring spirit of classic Italian beach culture and a contemporary design aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from the Tuscan coast and the littoral Italian resort, Forte dei Marmi’s design reflects the beauty, elegance, and simplicity of its namesake Italian city, as well as the immutable modernist allure of South Beach.
A palette of rich materials and textures combine to create a refined, yet comfortable interior – the perfect setting for enjoying the restaurant’s highly-crafted, culinary offerings. The concept for the lounge and bar on the second level was to create an intimate, finely- furnished environment that promotes a unique sensory dining experience, providing a flexible venue for art installations and intimate musical performances.
About Oppenheim Architecture
Oppenheim Architecture is an award-winning architecture, planning, and interior design firm specialising in hospitality, commercial mixed-use, retail and residential buildings worldwide. With over 70 firm distinctions, including over 45 AIA Awards, the firm’s work is built on both a physical and spiritual contextual sensitivity, supported by evocative and economic design solutions that all serve to enhance life. The firm’s projects are crafted to establish the perfect balance between artistry and economics — timeless architecture that is as beautiful as it is functional. With projects spanning over 25 countries, the firm designs with sensitivity toward man and nature – harmonizing with the surroundings of each context. Oppenheim Architecture is headquartered in Miami and has offices in New York and Basel.