Interior Design Icon Pierre-Yves Rochon Hosts the Art of Interior Splendor at Jade Signature

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–What do the Four Seasons George V Paris, The Peninsula
, The Ritz-Carlton,
, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, The Savoy in London, Waldorf
Astoria in Beverly Hills, and Jade Signature in Sunny Isles Beach have
in common (besides offering five-star luxury)? Their designer: Pierre-Yves

Rochon, hailed as the “master of grande luxe” by Financial Times’
“How to Spend It,” who has also designed restaurants for several
Michelin Star chefs, and whose residential work includes sumptuous
private homes across Europe, America, and the Middle East, delighted
residents and guests of Jade Signature — arguably the country’s most
spectacular oceanfront residences, developed under the leadership of
husband-and-wife team Edgardo and Ana Cristina Defortuna of Fortune
International Group
— with a book signing and panel-style
discussion about the art of “interior splendor.”

A resident of Paris, Rochon, together with his eponymous firm, PYR, is
highly sought-after for his ability to magnificently blend international
styles, borrowed from both modern and classical influences. His career,
inspired by the work of legendary designers David
 and Maison
, has been underscored by his seamless ability to adapt his
work to the environment in which it unfolds, bringing out the location’s
unique spirit. For the last 30 years, and as evidenced through the
interiors of Jade Signature, he has devoted his life to the quest for
“absolute comfort.”

With award-winning broadcast journalist Sabina Covo serving as the
moderator, Rochon and Ana Cristina Defortuna exchanged lively banter in
front of more than 100 guests, speaking to their four-year collaboration
on Jade Signature as well as the designs he crafted for her family’s Key
Biscayne home — which, Defortuna commented, boasts “the perfect
floorplan” — one that she would never change, even if given the option
to do it all over again.

As Rochon spoke, he put a spotlight on Jade Signature’s surroundings.
Said Rochon, “It is clear that the star here is the ocean. The
architecture highlights the views, and the white of the building helps
translate the brightness of the beach and the ocean. The harmony of
colors based on blues and whites — or green, beiges, and whites — are
like a mirror reflecting the ocean as well as the beach, with lush
gardens surrounding the building. I love the way this building feels.”

Added Defortuna, “Pierre-Yves is the consummate professional, one with a
vision and clear understanding of a person’s way of life. He is a
perfectionist and dedicates himself to a level of detail that makes all
the difference in terms of a space, its functionality, and flow. But it
is more about what the space does for you and how it impacts you and
your lifestyle. He doesn’t think about himself…he thinks about you.
He has so much passion for what he does. At Fortune International Group,
we allow ourselves to dream big — and the sky is the limit – so Jade
Signature was no exception. Pierre-Yves even met me on-site at Jade
Signature (straight from a nine-hour flight) and stayed until 1 a.m. to
ensure that all of the spaces within the building had been crafted to
his every specification.”

Continued Pierre-Yves Rochon, “For a project to succeed, the interior
designer needs a good client. With Ana Cristina and Edgardo Defortuna,
this was the case, and without them, the project would not exist. They
had the courage to choose a new architectural form that was so different
from the traditional architecture you see in Miami and the all-glass
towers. It was a daring choice, but a great one. The collaboration was
wonderful thanks to the confidence and respect each member of the team
had for the other — and with that, we could only succeed.”

At the end of the evening, Ana Cristina had a special surprise for
Pierre-Yves Rochon when she presented him with a trophy from the
Builders Association of South Florida Award (BASF) for “Best Interior
Design,” one of nine important awards the Herzog de Mueron created
tower has won since its March 2018 opening. Rochon proceeded to sign
copies of his book, Interior Splendor, which throngs of guests
lined up to secure a copy of. Edgardo Defortuna, President and CEO of
Fortune International Group, added his closing sentiments, expressing
gratitude to Rochon for his tireless work and stunning artistry.

At Jade Signature, Rochon designed the common areas of the building,
including the lobby, library, and Club Room. He assembled a stunning mix
of furniture, incorporating a number of pieces he designed himself, as
well as furniture from some of the world’s most luxurious designers,
such as Hermès and Roche Bobois. The interiors of Jade Signature have
been beautifully complemented by landscaping by Raymond Jungles, who
transformed the property into a beachside oasis — complete with a
60+-foot-tall kapok tree. Resort-style features are hallmarks of the
building, including a stunning beachfront deck with an organic, zero
entry free-form swimming pool, a 100% natural spa by Tata Harper, and
secluded cabanas.

Nearly sold out, Jade Signature, located at 16901 Collins Ave., has a
limited number of residences remaining among its most luxurious units.
Known as “The
,” the portfolio is a compilation of two-story Sky Villas
and penthouses, ranging from $12.9 million to $29.5 million. The Sky
Villas offer stunning features, such as flow-through views, expansive
terraces, private elevators, smart technology, service quarters and
PYR-designed bathroom cabinetry. The two full-floor penthouses boast all
of these world-class features as well as a private pool, gym and
360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and the
Miami skyline. Additional offerings include three- to five-bedroom
residences, with prices starting at $4.3 million.

Fortune International Group

Synonymous with excellence, quality, customer service and unwavering
commitment to the highest standards of luxury, Fortune International
Group has been a recognized leader in development, sales and marketing
since 1983. The company’s prestigious development portfolio includes
many of the most prominent residential properties in South Florida
including Jade Signature, The Ritz-Carlton Sunny Isles, Auberge Beach
Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale and Hyde Resort Residences
Hollywood. In addition, Fortune Development Sales is the premier,
exclusive on-site sales and marketing representative for third-party
development projects in South Florida, having represented some of South
Florida’s most successful projects with thousands of sales to date. Led
by visionary founder Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune International Group has
18 offices around the world with nearly 1,000 associates. Fortune’s
international broker network reaches legions of prospective buyers from
South Florida to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to São Paolo, and Manhattan to