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Laminam by Crossville and D&B Tile Shows Well in Iconic Aventura Mall


For the minions fearing the downfall of brick and mortar stores caused by the World Wide Web, they haven’t visited Aventura Mall in Aventura, FL. Twenty-five years ago, pre-internet shoppers went to brick and mortar stores. The “mail order” group mostly concentrated on customers in
remote parts of the country or with limited shopping opportunities. There’s no question the World Wide Web has had an impact on the way America and the world shops. Then there is Aventura Mall.

The second largest shopping center in America is Aventura Mall, located in Aventura, FL.


It is the largest conventional shopping mall in Florida, with 2.7 million sq/ft of gross leasable area. It is the second largest shopping center in the United States and is home to more than 300 stores and services. To say it is simply a shopping mall is a gross understatement. It is a destination for many people as well as a way of life for shoppers in South Florida.

Figs & Mozzarella
At the recently opened Celebrity Chef Todd English’s Figs & Mozzarella restaurant in the mall, Ideation Design Group from Phoenix, AZ partnered with Fine Line Contracting, East Coast Marble and Crossville by D&B Tile to feature 800 sq/ft of Laminam FILO Argento.


One of the nation’s premier fashion destinations, Aventura Mall features a collection of upscale boutiques and some of the world’s most iconic, recognized retailers. The center is anchored by five department stores, including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, and features luxury retailers such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Burberry, Fendi, Givenchy, CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty, Bally, Emilio Pucci, Breitling, Tiffany & Co., Rolex and many more.

Aventura Walls


Installation contractors at Figs & Mozzarella were Fine Line Contracting and East Coast Marble.

Among the many features of this Florida icon are the events held at the mall as well as the many restaurants and specialty stores. The Collection incorporates a range of mediums that include sculptures and installations by renowned international as well as local Miami artists. Several of the works are major site-specific commissions created exclusively for the mall. South Florida has become well-known for its thriving art scene and The Collection spotlights works by young artists who have emerged from Miami’s art world to receive international acclaim.


This installation of Laminam in Figs & Mozzarella is a classic example of a major feature of this tile, which is ease of maintenance, larger pieces, fewer grout lines and clean, stylish looks, colors and finishes.

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Miami Floors was the installation contractor for six elevators in the Aventura Food Court. Laminam graces the exterior walls of the elevator areas shown above.


Figs & Mozzarella sources only the best ingredients to deliver delicious and high-quality products to its guests. Through its refined flavor profiles and a variety of dough types, their made-to-order free-form pizzas, along with specialty paninis and delicious antipasto bar, offer gourmet ingredients ranging from fig and balsamic jam to whipped ricotta and torn basil. Its thoughtful and friendly staff puts care and attention into each artfully crafted pizza, which guests can enjoy in a stylish and contemporary atmosphere.
Laminam Fokos series by Crossville was used on the elevator walls.

Laminam by Crossville’s porcelain tile panels are the only design solution of their kind that can skin both floors and walls in durable, enviable ceramic style.

As its exclusive U.S. distributor, Crossville partners with Laminam, a consolidated System Group company in Modena, Italy, to bring a dramatic new dimension of porcelain tile to American design. Laminam by Crossville’s technologically advanced, aesthetically innovative tile panels, available in thicknesses of 3+mm and 5.6mm, enable you to effortlessly skin both floors and walls to dress spaces in ways previously unthinkable in architectural design. An ever-growing catalog of designer-inspired colors and finishes extends Laminam’s versatility to elevate the look of virtually any interior space.

Ideation Design Group specializes in restaurants. retail and hospitality. Since 2004 they have partnered with the world’s largest brands to execute their vision into functional works of art that deliver innovation through design. They are a creative, modern boutique architecture and interior design firm delivering full-service with fresh ideas. Contact them at (602) 792-1781 or by Email at info@ideationdg.com.


See many selections of porcelain stone by Crossville and other beautiful tile, stone and marble selections at our nine conveniently located stores in South Florida. D&B Tile Distributors is the exclusive source for Crossville Tile in South Florida. Remember, the first step to beautiful design is stepping into D&B Tile.

Photographs and article by G. Richard Booth

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