Francois Frossard, the Designer Behind Miami's Nightlife, Creates Miami's Latest Adult and Celebrity Playground

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Featuring a stylish environment with intimate, sexy alcoves, celebrated interior designer Francois Frossard designs the new ArKadia lounge and pool concept at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Featuring a stylish environment with intimate, sexy alcoves, celebrated interior designer Francois Frossard designs the new ArKadia lounge and pool concept at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Known as the “designer behind Miami’s nightlife,” Frossard infused his signature decadent glamour style to this seductive playground for adults. To depict his vision of a mirrored jewelry box, Frossard implemented laser-cut gold mirrors on the ceiling, diamond shaped mirrors at the bar and DJ booth as well as mirrored columns reflecting the lighting and architecture of the space.

ArKadia, whose name was inspired by the arcade that once occupied the area in the 70’s and 80’s, also features furniture designed and custom-built by Frossard. Instead of the typical simple back booths found in other nightclubs, Frossard placed white pearlescent-colored, leather sofas with banquettes tufted on the inside for a more Chesterfield-style elegant look. The round gold-colored tables were also custom-designed and not oversized in order to give the cocktail waitresses enough space to properly service the customers.

Special detail was given to the lighting design to deliver this exceptional ambience. The bar is properly illuminated for personal conversation and service without disrupting the series of vignettes and mini strobes that produce the unprecedented energy of this premier South Beach nightclub.

Living up to the reputation of Fontainebleau Miami Beach and its internationally known nightclub, LIV, ArKadia is already becoming the new hotspot for celebrities and Miami A-listers alike. The nightclub, which opened October 28th, held a private, star-studded preview party with guests such as LeBron James, Alex Rodriguez, Edward Norton and Elle MacPherson. ArKadia offers 25 tables and two full-service bars and can accommodate more than 300 guests.

About Fontainebleau Miami Beach:
A revered Miami Beach landmark for more than 50-years set on 22 oceanfront acres, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 new guestrooms and suites outfitted with iMacs®; 11 restaurants and lounges, most notably Gotham Steak®, ScarpettaTM and Hakkasan®; two dynamic nightlife venues; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and co-ed swimming pools; and a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape. http://www.fontainebleau.com.

About Francois Frossard:
Located in Miami’s Wynwood Art District, Francois Frossard Design, Inc. (FFD, Inc.) is one of the most innovative interior design firms in the country specializing in the entertainment, restaurant and hospitality industries. Founded in 1998 by French-born Francois Frossard, the firm’s signature of “grand style” infused with “high bold drama” can be found in celebrated venues in Miami, New York, Las Vegas and other cities around the world. Frossard and the talented FFD team customize each project and lead the current new romantic design movement, infusing decadent glamour with whimsy and mystique, pairing contradiction with tradition. For more information on FFD, Inc., please call 305-576-7556 or visit http://www.ffdmiami.com.

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