Making an Entrance –
Ara Starck adds her artistic touch to the canopy of the Delano South Beach.
Ara Starck, the daughter of legendary designer Philippe Starck, is continuing her father’s legacy of partnering with leading lifestyle hospitality brand sbe with her latest painting at the Delano South Beach. Bringing art and design outside to an unexpected space, the installation features a whimsical painting at the canopy entrance to the hotel that was inspired by the organic elements of nature surrounding the beachfront property, as well as the beauty and movement of the South Beach environment. The canopy was the perfect canvas for Ara, because, as she says, “It’s the moment of encounter for guests arriving to the hotel and takes people by surprise.” Ara was first approached by sbe founder Sam Nazarian to develop an evocative mural for The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS South Beach. Her second piece celebrated the tenth anniversary of Katsuya Hollywood and features a ceiling mural inspired by the vibrant energy and hospitality of the space. With these collaborations, Starck joins an illustrious roster of design partners that includes her father as well as Marcel Wanders, David Rockwell, Lenny Kravitz and Matthew Rolston.