Istituto Marangoni Miami debuted its major interior design presence at the CABANA International Trade Show last July 8-10, 2023 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Founded in Milan in 1935, Istituto Marangoni Miami offers a unique blend of academic learning with creative and practical activities interlaced with its rich Italian heritage. Throughout its nearly 90-year history, Marangoni has contributed to shaping countless key figures of the fashion and design industries around the world as well as spring-boarded the careers of thousands of students who have gone on to join the world’s most prestigious brands.
Cabana trade show is a carefully curated environment that presents a stylish world of fashion and lifestyle, bringing together top brands and retailers in Miami. With categories spanning a huge array of swimwear, resort wear, accessories, jewelry, activewear, and footwear, Cabana ultimately connects brands, retailers, and industry trendsetters who are inspired by a sense of discovery.
This exclusive collaboration opened the opportunity for the creation of an inviting Lounge designed by talented Interior Design student, Pavitra Thakkar. Her design manifests her outstanding skills and unique perspective, which seamlessly resonates with her Indian heritage. Drawing inspiration from Miami’s vibrant atmosphere, Pavitra has ingeniously crafted a lounge area that embodies the city’s prominent pink color.
Executive Director Nevio Boccanera of The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast- Miami, also expressed that the Lounge has uniquely fostered interaction and relaxation while establishing a dynamic connection with the exhibitions at Cabana.
Overall, the Cabana Lounge Project conveys an immersive learning experience to challenge the students’ creativity and sensitivity. The awesome Lounge just manifests that the school empowers design students to embrace a disciplined process and assertively deliver their own cohesive spatial syntax, says Dr. Thelma Lazo-Flores, Dean of Interior Design.