|Dal-Tile has opened the doors to a new design studio in Miami, featuring both Daltile and KeysGranite brands.|
Dal-Tile has opened the doors to a new design studio in Miami—providing a variety of tile and stone products from both Daltile and KeysGranite brands.
The 4,600 square-foot, two-story studio space, features a tile library as well as communal and private workspaces.
“The space provides not only a place to view and select product, but a professional environment where designers and architects can feel comfortable staying to work for a few hours, or bringing their customers in for consultation,” said April Wilson, director, brand marketing, Dal-Tile.
The Daltile/KeysGranite Miami Design Studio welcomes visitors with a byzantine glass mural of a bird of paradise flower. The tropical palette and South Beach-inspired ambiance encompasses the studio as customers take in products artfully displayed on floors, walls and vignettes.
“The space emulates the other Dal-Tile design studios in some ways, but has a character of its own that really reflects what is hot in Miami right now—whites, neutrals and big, bold shapes,” said Glenn Isenmann, associate for Gensler, the global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm that designed the studio for Dal-Tile.
At the center of the space, a custom chandelier made with tile pieces hangs over a large meeting table. Used for networking and local design association events, the adjacent hospitality area features a book-matched Blue Macauba quartzite backsplash and bright white quartz countertops.
Digital tools in the studio allow customers to bring their design ideas to life, according to Wilson. An LCD touch screen lets customers virtually flip through a digital catalog, view inspiration gallery images and build out designs with the tile and stone visualizer tool. Additionally, meeting rooms located on the second floor provide quiet space for customer consultations.
Connected to the studio, the KeysGranite slab yard houses hundreds of slabs for selection from exotics, to granite and quartz.
The Miami studio, located at 8788 N.W. 27th Street, is the fourth design studio to open its doors, joining Dallas, Philadelphia and San Francisco as a regional design hub for the Daltile brand.