Italian Fashion House to Create Uber Luxury at Pentominium

5 October 2008 (Last Updated October 5th, 2008 18:30)

Italian fashion house designer Salvatore Ferragamo has been chosen to design interiors for the world's tallest residential tower in, Dubai's Pentominium. Global conglomerate Trident International Holdings (TIH), which is financing the project says Ferragamo will design the interiors of 16

Italian fashion house designer Salvatore Ferragamo has been chosen to design interiors for the world's tallest residential tower in, Dubai's Pentominium.

Global conglomerate Trident International Holdings (TIH), which is financing the project says Ferragamo will design the interiors of 16 penthouses inside the tower.

The apartments, which are the most expensive in the development, will be branded Salvatore Ferragamo Penthouses, will be transformed into "uber luxury designer residential modules," said Trident.

Occupying the first 16 floors of the 516m tower, the Ferragamo penthouses are part of 120 custom-designed four-bedroom penthouses of three types, the other two at 6,540ft² and 6,470ft², respectively.

The penthouses, which occupy a floor each are designed to give the 'spatial illusion of a penthouse floating in the sky', using staggered floorplates and biometric access control, according to the company.

Salvatore Ferragamo is a Florence-based design house which began as a producer of designer footwear. The luxury Italian brand has more than 300 patents to its credit, mostly for footwear, catering for a long list of Hollywood stars.

By Ozge Ibrahim.