To kick off Miami Design Week in December, Kenneth Cobonpue (, its managing partner Christopher Reiter and Modern Luxury’s Interiors South Florida joined together at El Salón at Esmé Miami Beach Hotel, the historic hotel recently redesigned by Jessica Schuster.


Monica Santayana, Jesse Bratter, Nicole White, Ronald Alvarez, Sandra Diaz-Velasco, Carolina Freyre, Carenina Sasha, Bea Pernia, PHOTO BY BFA/JASON LOWRIE

A moody palette of crimson and peach, checkerboard flooring, fringed bar stools and scalloped booths created an inspired backdrop for an intimate gathering of creative friends in celebration of the brand’s ethos: design with purpose.


Alicia Bailey and Arianne Hill, PHOTO BY BFA/JASON LOWRIE

Reiter hosted the evening, which began outside in the hotel’s European-esque paseos before moving inside for dinner and discovering the miniature Dragnet chair had been gifted to guests.


Table settings for the Kenneth Cobonpue dinner, PHOTO BY BFA/JASON LOWRIE


Photography by BFA/Jason Lowrie