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OTL

The team behind New York City’s The Smile has joined forces with David Grutman and developer Craig Robins to open OTL in the Miami Design District. The two-story space offers a community-driven, all-day hangout with coffee, drinks, sandwiches, salads and pastries downstairs and an open space for pop-ups and wellness classes upstairs.

The 7,000-square-foot space is set in a busy neighborhood that is home to more than 60 flagship stores, design showrooms, restaurants and galleries. Design firm Deft Union sought to create a luxurious yet approachable feel with earth tones, plush seating and hints of marble. OTL’s design also gives subtle nods to Miami’s Cuban-influenced culture. “The idea of being out to lunch not literally, but in a metaphysical way, drove a lot of the design intent,” says Michael Dolatowski, a principal at Deft. “We wanted to create a space that would invite people to daydream.” OTL features a mix of modern and industrial elements, including an open ceiling, woven basket-like lighting fixtures, light wood banquettes, classic Eames chairs, white marble and powder-coated pink and blue steel accents, and polished concrete floors. A small window cut into the wall behind the serving counter allows guests to see into the kitchen. As a nod to its location in the Design District, OTL features pieces by artists like Nate Lowman. Photos coutesy of OTL 

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