On July 25, 2013, Terra Group’s Grove at Grand Bay, the Bjarke Ingles-designed luxury residential project slated to make its Coconut Grove debut in 2014, hosted sculpture artists Marcos Marin for Gallilani and Lukasz Opalinkski, as they each unveiled their latest pieces, “Galliani Stones” and “Indulgence.”
The celebration featured catered hors d’oeuvres and champagne as guests entered the sales center which doubled as an art gallery. The first project by Marcos Marin titled “Galliani Stones”, featured a series of portraits, each made from combinations of quartzite, limestone, onyx, and marble, cut and assembled by hand to form optical images of pop icons such as Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe. Monroe’s portrait was formed from white granite and black galaxy. Each piece was displayed throughout the sales center as well as in the model unit where interested real estate buyers were given guided sales tour. Upon entering the model unit, guests were treated to more Gallilani artwork along with a selection of fruit and cheese plates displayed in the kitchen.
The second piece by the 2005 and 2006 “New Designer of the Year” Lukasz Opalinski, titled “Indulgence”, is a functional structure cast in high-polished bronze. The piece took center stage when Opalinski unveiled the “chaise lounge” to real estate brokers, prospective buyers, and connoisseurs of art, who were on site to preview Terra Group’s sculptural and visually spectacular Grove at Grand Bay, the first condominium development in Coconut Grove in over a decade.
Opalinski’s unique and creative approach to architecture and furniture design complimented the visually spectacular spiraling twin residential towers. Gallilani Stones full collection can be viewed the sky lobby of Conrad-Miami hotel in Brickell.