The Versatility of Modernism
With a foreseen conceptual passion, what drives Raymond and Shannon’s ingenuity is to conquer challenging projects with precise execution, turning capricious fantasies into realities. From the ultra-modern to transitional, the constant variable that transcends through all of their work is their implementation of architectural lighting and composition of textiles.
A one-bedroom, 1400-square-foot loft-style residence was converted into a two-bedroom unit by closing off what was formally considered the dining area. The frosted glass partition manages to maintain a unique depth and perception, while the new custom-designed table made of glass, chrome, and white lacquered wood perfectly sits the family of four. Ceiling and lighting design allows for the white, black, and silver color scheme to take its leaner and sharp effects. The installation of wavy metallic wallpaper alongside the entire west wall leading from the foyer, through the staircase and, into the living room brought the design in unison.
The ARTECH residence in Aventura was no exception. With a blank canvas of bare white walls, concrete floors, and a metal staircase, RS3 brought in their trajectory by adding a monochromatic color scheme that packs a punch besides Miesian aesthetics. Raymond expounds, ” This project was the perfect opportunity to illustrate our take on modern design. In ‘2010, the trend in Miami modernity was to keep everything white on white. The client wanted a Miami condo, we gave them a Miami condo with class.”
“In retrospect, the subtleties in the design of the property were inspired by two of our favorite practices Yabu Pushelberg and Meyer Davis. From Meyer Davis, we concentrated on how the client would experience shape and form, and from Yabu Pushelberg we integrated custom contemporary accents that brought the narrative to life. The more personalized a design, the more involved for our clients to participate in it.”
Shannon expresses, “Contemporary design is a form of relevance to current times. Whether transitionally, inclined or modern, it’s about what is being influenced. The materiality of black stainless steels and natural woods, especially oak are becoming more immersive in today’s projects. Mid-Century Modernism has become contemporary today with fine, custom-built furniture pieces that utilize the richness of teaks, oaks, rosewood and walnut finishes. This, alongside warm and vibrant color tones, brass finishes, and some unique mid-century light fixtures, all fall under this new “modern”/ “mid-century modern umbrella.”
“Predominantly, design is about creating a balance between the pragmatic and the intuitive”, utters Raymond. An inevitable movement for RS3 Designs is to create an accessory/bedding line that will showcase the lifestyle, passion, and creativity of their brand.
White Quartz by Opustone opustone.com
Custom Bed by CasaDio casadiousa.com
Romo Wallcoverings romo.com
Bedding and Pillows by Macy’s macys.com
Sharron Lewis accent chair sharronlewis.com