When Ella Fontanals-Cisneros asked Raymond Jungles to design a garden for her high-rise rooftop, the Miami-based landscape architect accepted the offer, even though he rarely takes on such projects. “Rooftops are a whole other animal and not for the faint of heart,” he says. “But I wanted to work with Ella again, because she is such a supporter of visual art and design. I was also excited about the challenges the project presented.”
All good things must come to an end — except when it comes to Outdoor Therapy, Luminaire’s once-provisional, now-permanent outdoor design showroom. Originally slated to close shop in November 2009, Outdoor Therapy will remain in its Miami Design District digs at least throughout 2010, and most likely beyond. “It’s so important to have outdoor living showcased well,” says Ann Hossler, showroom manager. Everything for open-air space can be found inside the 4,000-square-foot store, from the alfresco essentials — such as Paola Lenti’s brand-new Haven sofa — to the avant-garde embellishments.