Dupuis brings its Mexican modernism north of the border with a major Miami debut.
Accessories and furniture by Dupuis are influenced by traditional artisanal design practices, yet infused with an undeniably contemporary touch.
The top brass at Dupuis don’t believe in doing things halfway. It’s not surprising then that when the Mexican brand (founded in 1973) recently decided to expand into the U.S. market, it did so right here in South Florida with three new showrooms, the latest of which recently opened at Aventura Mall (the other two are in the Design District and Shops at Merrick Park).
This 3,000-square-foot space (next to Bloomingdale’s) is dedicated to showcasing everything the brand is about: Mexican modernism, an aesthetic that takes the influences of artisanal and contemporary Mexican design and unites them. That leaves a lot of room for interpretation, and nowhere is that more obvious than in Dupuis’ inventory, which covers furniture, lighting, textiles, wall art, dining accoutrements and home office essentials. A prime example: The Jenny armchair (with its midcentury modern feel) and the Zoe armchair (a traditional piece without fuss) couldn’t be more different, yet both hold on to the Dupuis DNA, and a savvy, intrepid designer could probably find a way to make both work in the same room.
“While we see many opportunities for our brands across the U.S., we felt that South Florida was the perfect starting point for our expansion here,” says Manuel Barrantes, CEO of Bluwall Group, owner of the Dupuis brand. “We also believe that Dupuis brings something new to the design scene here, and Floridians pay particular attention to new trends in design and elevating their lifestyle.”
In terms of inventory, Barrantes promises quick delivery (one week as opposed to months) and a focus on outdoor furnishings and entertaining. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 786.953.8212
Photography by: Courtesy of Dupuis