ARCHITECT & INTERIOR DESIGNER
architect Jean Michel Gathy of Denniston International
The Setai is conceptualised upon reflection of the history of South Beach Art Deco and Art Deco Asia. This Art Deco fusion philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Miami renowned ftor creative lifestyle.
The Setai is envisioned to be a second home to many of our guests where the design intent was to create a place richly interfused with materials, sensitivity and tastefully decorated; creative layers of materials, space and light.
Jaya Ibrahim & Associates
Jaya Ibrahim & Associates is a company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. In all his work, Jaya Ibrahim, the Interior Designer for The Setai, consistently creates designs that have a strong sense of place, designs that are a contemporary reinterpretation of the past, designs that are always unique in that they are created specifically for each project.
The table in the Lobby and the Welcome table in The Restaurant were created with pavers from the palaces in Beijing; the name of the maker is stamped on the side of the pavers. Throughout The Setai, you will find ornate hurricane lights from Chang Mai, in them you will either find oranges during the day or candles during the night. The symbolism of the oranges is to bridge the Asian influences of the design style of The Setai and the Sunshine State of Florida.
The Courtyard represents a sense of calming and is reflective of nature. The four statues in the Courtyard are the Celestial Animals. As seen in the Forbidden City these statues guard the 4 corners of the world. The Phoenix faces the South and represents opportunity. The Tiger faces the West and represents protection. The Dragon faces the East and represents good luck. The Turtle faces the North and represents stability.