Tropical Modernism in Miami
For the dining room of a sleek contemporary house on the shores of Miami’s Biscayne Bay, Josh Evan and Michael Moirano, of the Miami- and New York–based design firm Evan Edward, knew that tropical modernism was the way to go. The striking ensemble of elements — a set of 1950s walnut dining chairs by Ernest Farmer for George Nelson and a large polyhedron amber-glass chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, both 1stDibs finds, clustered around Alfio Lisi’s contemporary Cone table — “engages with the surroundings without detracting from the scenery,” says Evan. Dramatic as the arrangement is, there’s beauty in the subtle details as well. “We love how each handwoven, caned backrest hides a recessed finger pull, which is a very thoughtful design move,” Evan says of the chairs. He also extols the golden light cast by the Scarpa fixture (evocative of the setting Florida sun). Very thoughtful, indeed!