|Sean Connery photographed by Terry O'Neill|
The Bond in Brickell is adding distinct personality to the downtown landscape of high end condominiums. Centrally located off of Brickell avenue, neighboring bulidings such as 1050 - 1060 Brickell and the Plaza, The Bond will be in a perfect position to take advantage of the entertainment in the near walking vicinity.
The Real Deal Miami, has provided us with an interesting update on the projects design and direction:
London is calling at The Bond on Brickell, a 328-unit, 44-story condo tower set to break ground later this year that will be adorned with vintage prints by British celeb photographer Terry O’Neill, “melted” steel and a lit-up Abbey Road. The Bond’s developer, Rilea Group, tapped Mexico City-based Loguer Design to outfit the building’s lobby and other common areas, according to a company release.
"We approached The Bond with the goal of creating an ambiance that would feel like home to London’s legendary jet-setters of the 1950s and 60s, as well as the jet-setters of today,” Ramon Alonso, senior partner of Loguer Design and head designer of The Bond, said in the release. The result: pin-striped granite floors in the car entryway and an illuminated crosswalk-homage to The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover.
The 60s-swinger concept continues into the lobby, where O’Neill’s photographs of Sir Elton John, Bond girl Barbara Bach, and Sean Connery, lounging in Gaetano Pesce’s UP 5 chair, will be prominently displayed against hand-stitched leather and suede walls. A contemporary version of the gray cashmere chair in a photo of Connery will be placed directly beneath the image, as part of The Bond’s permanent collection, the release said. — Emily Schmall
Emily Schmall. "A bit of 1960s London Planned for Brickell" 8/20/2013. The Real Deal Miami. http://therealdeal.com/miami/blog/2013/08/20/a-bit-of-1960s-london-planned-for-brickell/