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Interior Design Icon Pierre-Yves Rochon Hosts the Art of Interior Splendor at Jade Signature

December 4, 2018

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2018--What do the Four Seasons George V Paris, The  Peninsula Shanghai, The  Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, The Savoy in London, Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, and Jade Signature in Sunny Isles Beach have in common (besides offering five-star luxury)? Their designer:  Pierre-Yves Rochon.

Rochon, hailed as the “master of grande luxe” by Financial Times’ “How to Spend It,” who has also designed restaurants for several Michelin Star chefs, and whose residential work includes sumptuous private homes across Europe, America, and the Middle East, delighted residents and guests of Jade Signature -- arguably the country’s most spectacular oceanfront residences, developed under the leadership of husband-and-wife team Edgardo and Ana Cristina Defortuna of Fortune International Group -- with a book signing and panel-style discussion about the art of “interior splendor.”

A resident of Paris, Rochon, together with his eponymous firm, PYR, is highly sought-after for his ability to magnificently blend international styles, borrowed from both modern and classical influences. His career, inspired by the work of legendary designers David Hicks  and  Maison Jansen, has been underscored by his seamless ability to adapt his work to the environment in which it unfolds, bringing out the location’s unique spirit. For the last 30 years, and as evidenced through the interiors of Jade Signature, he has devoted his life to the quest for “absolute comfort.”

With award-winning broadcast journalist Sabina Covo serving as the moderator, Rochon and Ana Cristina Defortuna exchanged lively banter in front of more than 100 guests, speaking to their four-year collaboration on Jade Signature as well as the designs he crafted for her family’s Key Biscayne home -- which, Defortuna commented, boasts “the perfect floorplan” -- one that she would never change, even if given the option to do it all over again.

As Rochon spoke, he put a spotlight on Jade Signature’s surroundings. Said Rochon, “It is clear that the star here is the ocean. The architecture highlights the views, and the white of the building helps translate the brightness of the beach and the ocean. The harmony of colors based on blues and whites -- or green, beiges, and whites -- are like a mirror reflecting the ocean as well as the beach, with lush gardens surrounding the building. I love the way this building feels.”

Added Defortuna, “Pierre-Yves is the consummate professional, one with a vision and clear understanding of a person’s way of life. He is a perfectionist and dedicates himself to a level of detail that makes all the difference in terms of a space, its functionality, and flow. But it is more about what the space does for you and how it impacts you and your lifestyle. He doesn’t think about himself…he thinks about you. He has so much passion for what he does. At Fortune International Group, we allow ourselves to dream big -- and the sky is the limit – so Jade Signature was no exception. Pierre-Yves even met me on-site at Jade Signature (straight from a nine-hour flight) and stayed until 1 a.m. to ensure that all of the spaces within the building had been crafted to his every specification.”

Continued Pierre-Yves Rochon, “For a project to succeed, the interior designer needs a good client. With Ana Cristina and Edgardo Defortuna, this was the case, and without them, the project would not exist. They had the courage to choose a new architectural form that was so different from the traditional architecture you see in Miami and the all-glass towers. It was a daring choice, but a great one. The collaboration was wonderful thanks to the confidence and respect each member of the team had for the other -- and with that, we could only succeed.”

At the end of the evening, Ana Cristina had a special surprise for Pierre-Yves Rochon when she presented him with a trophy from the Builders Association of South Florida Award (BASF) for “Best Interior Design,” one of nine important awards the Herzog & de Mueron created tower has won since its March 2018 opening. Rochon proceeded to sign copies of his book, Interior Splendor, which throngs of guests lined up to secure a copy of. Edgardo Defortuna, President and CEO of Fortune International Group, added his closing sentiments, expressing gratitude to Rochon for his tireless work and stunning artistry.

At Jade Signature, Rochon designed the common areas of the building, including the lobby, library, and Club Room. He assembled a stunning mix of furniture, incorporating a number of pieces he designed himself, as well as furniture from some of the world’s most luxurious designers, such as Hermès and Roche Bobois. The interiors of Jade Signature have been beautifully complemented by landscaping by Raymond Jungles, who transformed the property into a beachside oasis -- complete with a 60+-foot-tall kapok tree. Resort-style features are hallmarks of the building, including a stunning beachfront deck with an organic, zero entry free-form swimming pool, a 100% natural spa by Tata Harper, and secluded cabanas.

Nearly sold out, Jade Signature, located at 16901 Collins Ave., has a limited number of residences remaining among its most luxurious units. Known as “ The Collection,” the portfolio is a compilation of two-story Sky Villas and penthouses, ranging from $12.9 million to $29.5 million. The Sky Villas offer stunning features, such as flow-through views, expansive terraces, private elevators, smart technology, service quarters and PYR-designed bathroom cabinetry. The two full-floor penthouses boast all of these world-class features as well as a private pool, gym and 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and the Miami skyline. Additional offerings include three- to five-bedroom residences, with prices starting at $4.3 million.

Fortune International Group

Synonymous with excellence, quality, customer service and unwavering commitment to the highest standards of luxury, Fortune International Group has been a recognized leader in development, sales and marketing since 1983. The company’s prestigious development portfolio includes many of the most prominent residential properties in South Florida including Jade Signature, The Ritz-Carlton Sunny Isles, Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale and Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood. In addition, Fortune Development Sales is the premier, exclusive on-site sales and marketing representative for third-party development projects in South Florida, having represented some of South Florida’s most successful projects with thousands of sales to date. Led by visionary founder Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune International Group has 18 offices around the world with nearly 1,000 associates. Fortune’s international broker network reaches legions of prospective buyers from South Florida to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to São Paolo, and Manhattan to Paris. www.fortuneintlgroup.com.

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