Two New Stores Bring Major Italian Furniture Brands to Miromar Design Center



ESTERO, Fla. (August 20, 2021) – The recent expansion of Miami-based furniture stores Italo Design and Tonin Casa to Miromar Design Center introduces even more top Italian brands, including several Southwest Florida exclusives. Italo Design and Tonin Casa offer living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and outdoor furniture and accessories in styles ranging from classic to contemporary and entry-level to high-end pricing. Both stores also provide immediate delivery as well as fast-track shipping for custom orders.

Italo Design, located in suite 296, is anchored by Il Loft, a brand revered for colorful, textural fabrics by Giorgio Saporiti and its convention-defying shapes. “Saporiti is the most famous contemporary upholstery company out of Italy,” said Marko Djokic, cofounder and North American brand manager for Italo Design. “Il Loft is known for sofas and chairs that have curves and movement, metal frames and a high level of customization. There is nothing like it in Southwest Florida.”

Italo Design also carries luxury brands Smania, Cantori and Kartell as well as Henzel Studio, Naturedesign, Nicoline Italia, Pacini & Cappellini, Tumidei and FMG marble bathroom basins. It will soon introduce space-saving closet systems and wall beds.

“Uncompromising customer service and intelligent value for the highest-end products from Italy have always been our calling card,” said Djokic. “We have a wide variety of products and an understanding of the many different visual, lifestyle and budget needs of our customers.”

Tonin Casa, in suite 291, features dining tables, chairs, sideboards and accessories from its Italian namesake as well as contemporary armchairs and sofas by Bardi Italy. “Our designers work in tandem across our multitude of brands to provide high-end, completely Italian furnishings for the entire home, combining modern and classical styles,” said Gianni Arnaboldi, CEO of Tonin Casa USA and Bardi USA. “Bardi has over 150 sofas which gives us a high degree of customization to meet all of the demands of our clientele.”

Adored by celebrities and the world’s leading hospitality brands, Italian design is more philosophy and attitude than it is a specific style. It can be contemporary, modern and even classic, the latter especially true when warmed by color and finish.

“Italian furniture is made, not manufactured,” said Djokic. “It’s created by somebody and there’s a thought process behind it. Italian design focuses on quality and sustainability.”

“Tonin Casa employs Europe’s top designers,” said Arnaboldi. “Our furniture is made entirely in Italy, resourcing materials from the country such as wood, marble, glass, metal, Murano glass, ceramic and porcelain.”

Icons tend to emerge from the collaborations between renowned designers, architects and makers – Pininfarina of Ferrari fame for Tonin Casa and Philippe Starck’s wildly popular Louis Ghost chair for Kartell. Tonin Casa’s very first product from its launch in 1972 – the sculptural 67-inch tall Kolonaky mirror – is still in production, now available in a rainbow of traditional leathers, nubuck and eco-leathers, and is on display at the Museum of Modern Art.

Among fans of the Tonin Casa brand: Actors Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz as well as The Ritz-Carlton, Westin, Hard Rock Café and The Watergate Hotel.

“Italo Design and Tonin Casa are great additions to Miromar Design Center,” said Deborah Hamilton, the center’s director of marketing and business development. “They’re a perfect complement to the other retail stores. Our customers are loving the Italian design.”

With 45 stores representing over 300 brands, Miromar Design Center is Southwest Florida’s premier one-stop home furnishings shopping center. Situated midway between Naples and Fort Myers with direct access from I-75, Djokic and Arnaboldi said the center offered the ideal location to expand their brands to the fast-growing Southwest Florida market, one of the strongest in the nation. Over 15,000 single-family homes plus hundreds of apartments and condominiums are under construction and planned within miles of the center.

Stores in Miromar Design Center offer dining room, bedroom, living room and outdoor furniture, complete kitchens and baths, fabric, flooring, lighting, cabinetry, wallpaper, art and accessories for every budget – all under one roof – with immediate delivery.

Luxury brands include Ralph Lauren Home, Poggenpohl, A.R.T. Furniture, Visual Comfort Lighting, Hooker Furniture, Marvic Textiles, Lee Industries, Schumacher, Hunter Douglas, Scalamandré, Tonin Casa, Kartell, Il Loft, Nicoline Italia and Universal Furniture. Furniture Factory Direct stores at Miromar Design Center offer savings up to 70 percent off retail pricing and a large selection of quality products. Stores include Blaze Interiors, Azar Fine Rugs and Strauss Lighting.

Miromar Design Center is located across from Miromar Outlets at 10800 Corkscrew Road in Estero, off of I-75 exit 123, between Naples and Fort Myers. Stores are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional information, visit online at MiromarDesignCenter.com or call 239-390-5111.