The Urban Collective is a social conscious design, art and culture lifestyle brand created to inform, inspire and engage the design community to work with underserved communities through the power of design and art.
Our brand emerged as one of the new urban designer boutiques located in Miami’s Midtown on N. Miami Ave in 2004 and continues to support the work of local and global artisans through our partnership and collaboration with a number of non-profit organizations including Global Partners for Development, Aid to Artisans, League of Artisans and NEST, which is dedicated to changing the lives of women artisans by giving them small loans to build and maintain art or craft-based businesses. We proudly support the work of artisans who design, fabricate and offer our patrons a collection of beautiful products that marries the raw authenticity of African craftsmanship with the sleekness of modernity.
If you are a member of the design trade, The Urban Collective works with trade members to source limited edition furniture and accessories from the global marketplace via our aforementioned partnerships.
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D Neil Hall, AIA
Architect | Designer
Neil Hall, AIA is a licensed architect with a graduate degree from the University of Florida in Architecture and Design. Over the past 27 years, his architectural practice, The Hall Group, has developed an extensive resume in Urban Development Consulting, Urban Planning, Interior Design, and Architecture.
Out of his passion for good design, Mr. Hall created The Urban Collective, an urban lifestyle boutique and design studio highlighting the rich aesthetics of African art, as well as, other unique handmade treasures from around the globe. In 2010, alarmed by the lack of diversity of artists and galleries featured in the country's largest and most prestigious art fair “Art Basel Miami”, The Urban Collective produced“Art Africa Miami Arts Fair”, the first large scale art fair solely featuring artists from the African diaspora in an eight thousand (8,000) square foot tent located in Miami’s historic Overtown neighborhood.
From its inaugural year in 2010, Art Africa has spawned Soul Basel, with over 14 additional fairs, art exhibitions, art talks and panel discussions in neighborhoods throughout South Florida, highlighting the contributions of artists from the diaspora. As a lover of art with a passion for community involvement in arts and culture, Mr. Hall has received numerous awards for his dedicated service to his community and profession.
Check out our press page which highlights the legacy, projects, community service, advocacy, mentorship, awards and sponsorship of Neil's career over the past 30 years in his hometown of Miami.
Miami, FL 33137