As the weather cools, designers and industry players are offering a plethora of new stores and showrooms to explore and explore. In our October roundup, BOH has gathered all the expansions and openings to have on your radar.
Home furnishing and decorating supplier Arhaus has opened a new 3,333 square foot store in Burlingame, California, modeled after its first Arhaus Studio site 100 miles south of Carmel. Both feature a more intimate showroom concept with concierge-style design services and advanced customization options; the new space will provide design assistance from concept to installation, as well as a design center with 3D room planning software and touchscreen monitors.
Digital native brand Morrow Soft Goods has launched its first physical showroom to welcome clients, designers and consumers for seasonally updated presentations of its collections and new releases. Located in Los Angeles’ Lincoln Heights neighborhood, the 3,000 square foot space will also house the brand’s design studio and offices.
Building on the success of its original retail location Hermosa Beach, interior designer Kate lester opened a second home store in Manhattan Beach. The space features an assortment of furniture, art, accessories, vintage finds and unique pieces.
Gloster has opened a new flagship studio concept space on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles to showcase its high-end outdoor furniture. The 56,000 square foot building was designed in a contemporary interpretation of art deco, with interiors remodeled by Danish design studio 365 Â° North, whose owner and founder, Henrik pedersen, is responsible for many of Gloster’s most remarkable designs.
Spacestor, the UK-based designer and manufacturer of workplace solutions, has opened a new showroom at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Located on the 11th floor, the space showcases the brand’s products at work, including its new Verandas architectural room system, as well as Residence Connect, a new private meeting module for virtual experiences.
Also at the Mart, the Belgian furniture design company Extremis unveiled a showroom in suite 355. The new space emphasizes the integration of nature into the daily working environment.
At the Indiana Design Center, Stephanie Wiott Designs opened a new showroom on the first floor, showcasing a selection of retail furniture, design accessories and gifts to buy. The space will also house a working studio for the company’s full-service design firm, which works with builders and local clients on new construction and renovation projects.
Also on the first floor of the IDC, local company Great GrowIN’s opened a workspace design and storefront selling living walls, plants and containers. The company specializes in the design and installation of green walls made from living plants and mosses in homes and businesses, while providing landscaping services and custom planters.
Courtesy of Timothy Oulton
British furniture brand Timothy Oulton has opened a new U.S. flagship store at 901 Broadway in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood, showcasing the company’s full line of furniture, lighting and accessories, as well as other exclusive handcrafted creations at the New York store. The 7,200 square foot gallery is housed in a historic building known for its Golden Age architecture. Inside, a highlight includes a replica of NASA’s Apollo 11 module, with a tufted velor interior covered in Botticelli’s image. The birth of Venus– visitors can sit inside and enjoy a glass of champagne, or opt for a seat at the nearby moonstone bar.
Calico Wallpaper has moved into an exhibition space alongside design label Stellar Works at 304 Canal Street in Lower Manhattan. In the new location, the brand launched its latest line, Atmosphere, as well as a guest collection with the designer. Sam baron called Black. Visitors can also view Calico’s Aurora gradient wallpaper through a mobile interactive display.
Bellini Modern Living has expanded its showroom at High Point to 12,000 square feet, double its previous iteration. The extension was designed to accommodate additional items in the brand’s product line, with highlights including a series of exterior-inspired vignettes featuring the new Italian Garden outdoor collection, as well as units furniture, leather upholstery and wall art. A nod to the company’s European design aesthetic, it plans to house a 1965 Fiat in the lobby.
Industry veterans Jay and Janine GuÃ©rin are teaming up with Fabricut to launch Rue IV, a multi-line showroom that will be hosted on the J. Lambeth site at the Washington Design Center. The duo had been asked to take over the space by outgoing Lambeth family, who operated one of the original WDC showrooms for more than 40 years. Rue IV – named after the couple’s love for the streets of Paris and their 3-year-old daughter, Ivy – will be anchored by Fabricut, along with other luxury brands, such as Zimmer + Rohde, Hartmann & Forbes, Ãlitis, Arte, Innovations, Marc Phillips, Porta Romana and The Vale London.
British publisher and author Steve lazarides, Banksy’s former agent has announced the opening of a brick-and-mortar extension of his online curiosity store Laz Emporium. Located on Lexington Street in the heart of London’s Soho district, the space will house a selection of art, housewares, furniture, collectibles and books curated by Lazarides, featuring artists and creators such as Jonathan yeo, Jamie hewlett, Jake chapman and Charming baker. The store will also open alongside a new exhibition space, which will host monthly art exhibitions starting with a presentation by Scottish art and design studio War Boutique.
Front page image: Timothy Oulton’s new American flagship at 901 Broadway in Manhattan’s Flatiron District | Courtesy of Timothy Oulton