show-rumors | Apr 29, 2024 |
Colony debuts a new showroom in New York, Jenni Kayne opens in Philadelphia and Denver, and more

From newly renovated spaces to brand debuts, spring is in full gear—as is the home industry. BOH has gathered all the showroom news to have on your radar this month.

Showroom spotlight
For Colony founder Jean Lin, the mission driving her co-op of independent furniture, lighting and textile artists is all about exploring new frontiers. Now, the gallery’s new Tribeca space is doing just that.

A selection of furniture pieces in front of the sheer paneling designed by Hiroko Takeda and fabricated by Erik Bruce
In the new Colony showroom, a selection of furniture pieces are displayed in front of sheer paneling designed by Hiroko Takeda and fabricated by Erik BruceBrooke Holm

After inhabiting a second-floor SoHo loft since Colony’s inception a decade ago, Lin decided to relocate the collective while maintaining aesthetic continuity. “I wanted it to feel like a true evolution of the older space,” she tells Business of Home.

“We have really high ceilings that feel very airy and open, and then our frontage is all window and glass,” she says. The landlord was originally planning to drop the ceiling to hide all the exposed piping and beams, but Lin instead opted to maintain all the raw characteristics of the ground-floor trapezoidal space—exposed brick, white-painted beams and polished concrete floors. “I didn’t want to turn the space into a perfect box. It’s kind of an oddly shaped space. We really wanted to use all of those details to our advantage, versus trying to cover them all up.”

Transitioning from the second floor to the first floor also meant considering how displays could be viewed from the sidewalk. “It’s really not my favorite when I walk by a store and you just see everything—it looks so chaotic,” says Lin. Instead, she worked with one of her represented artists, textile designer Hiroko Takeda, to craft a custom panel system that allows her to control which collections are on view depending on which draperies are open or closed. The piece was fabricated and installed by local curtain maker Erik Bruce, who gave the panels a subtle gradient that increases in opacity as it gets closer to the ground. The white sheer panel also acts as a backdrop for the furniture when looking out from within the space, instead of giving visitors an unobstructed view of parked cars on West Broadway.

A ceiling light by Bec Brittain
A ceiling light by Bec BrittainBrooke Holm

While the gallery itself mainly services the trade industry and showcases made-to-order items, Lin wanted to create opportunities for curious passersby to stop in and shop. She began sourcing a curated collection of antique tabletop items at auctions and flea markets to sell in the space, which allows Colony to tell a wider story to the general public. “Our trade clients also are always looking for accessories, so I thought that it was kind of a win-win,” she adds.

Ceramic furniture and accessories designer Bari Ziperstein joins the gallery in its new outpost; Colony is also showcasing new works from its past roster of independent designers, including Bec Brittain’s Phaedra collection, the new Off-Grid wall cabinet by Grain, a Roebuck dresser from Scheibe Design, and two quilts by M.Callahan Studio.

“A lot of people at our opening were talking about how it feels like we’ve grown up, and it’s this huge coming-of-age moment for us,” she says. “For me, I don’t feel grown-up. I feel like we’re still pushing ourselves, trying to not be held back by fear of failure and fear of people not understanding our mission.” 196 West Broadway, New York

California-based lifestyle brand Jenni Kayne opened a new retail store in Denver, the company’s first location in Colorado. Located in the Cherry Creek North neighborhood, the 1,228-square-foot space boasts a variety of products from apparel and accessories to home and apothecary. 250 Columbine St., Suite 145, Denver

The new Object Refinery gallery in Stamford, Connecticut
The new Object Refinery gallery in Stamford, ConnecticutCourtesy of Object Refinery

Object Refinery has opened a brand-new gallery in Stamford. The company, which specializes in customizing vintage pieces and restoring antiques, will use the 2,300-square-foot gallery to display refurbished furniture by designers such as Eero Saarinen for Knoll, George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, Gabriella Crespi and Paul Evans, as well as housing an inventory of restored designs from the 20th and 21st centuries. 652 Glenbrook Rd., Suite 3-311A, Stamford

The home decor and accessories store Row debuted in Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour. Designed by Parlor Interiors, the new boutique showcases pieces by local artists including ceramicist Maru Jensen and papier mâché artist Amy Musto, as well as collections from homeware brands like L’Objet, the Haas Brothers and Lito. 1201 20th St., Suite CU3, Miami Beach

The Row home accessories store debuts in Miami Beach
Row’s Miami Beach outpost features an array of home accessoriesCourtesy of Row.

German kitchen cabinet maker Poggenpohl has unveiled its 10th U.S. showroom, in Boston’s Park Plaza—a modern studio that nods to the architectural integrity of the Saunders Building where it is located. Stretching across 3,500 square feet, the space features five of the company’s kitchen designs—Segmento, Modo, Venovo, Showcase and Stage—alongside living space vignettes with dark gray walls and white oak floors that allow its products to pop. 13 Park Plaza, Boston

New York
Brooklyn Botanical Garden and Anthropologie Groups’ home and garden brand Terrain have teamed up to unveil an immersive retail experience in the garden’s gift shop space. The 2,700-square-foot space will offer a variety of plants, gifts and decor. 990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn

Ernesta, the New York–based custom rug brand launched by three Peloton co-founders, has opened its first showroom, located on the Upper East Side. Spanning about 800 square feet, the new location offers guests a hands-on environment to try out the brand’s offerings and receive one-on-one assistance to design a rug. 1052 Lexington Ave., New York

The Poggenpohl unveils a new showroom in Boston
Poggenpohl unveils a new showroom in BostonGreg Premru

Paul Ferrante, the third-generation family-owned Los Angeles–based furniture and lighting company, has closed its New York showroom in the D&D Building and has moved to the Bright Group, a network of independently owned brands located in the New York Design Center. 200 Lexington Ave., Suite 902, New York

Pid Floors has unveiled a new 3,500-square-foot flagship showroom in New York’s Flatiron District. The hardwood flooring company’s new location boasts some of the brand’s flooring options with more than 1,000 selections in its inventory. 37 W 20th St., New York

Bespoke rug company Fayette Studio is opening the Fayette Collective, a pop-up in the Hamptons this summer. Teaming up with tableware brand Current Home, the pop-up event will feature products by Fayette Studio, Bricker and Beam custom furniture and designs by Thomas Newman Studio. The pop-up will also be host to designer talks, book signings and flower arranging classes. 710 Montauk Highway, Water Mill

California-based lifestyle brand Jenni Kayne also opened a new retail store in Philadelphia, the company’s first location in Pennsylvania. Located in Ardmore’s Suburban Square, the 2,512-square-foot space lies in a corner location, allowing light to shine in from both sides on the variety products featured in the store from apparel and accessories to home and apothecary. 41 St. George’s Rd., Ardmore

The new Terrain store at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
The new Terrain pop-up at the Brooklyn Botanical GardenCourtesy of Terrain

Patterson Flynn introduced a new showroom in Decorative Center Houston—the company’s first showroom outside of its New York flagship, and the first to display the brand’s entire portfolio of rugs, fabric and wallcoverings. 5120 Woodway Dr., Suite 1060, Houston

Washington D.C.
The Cantoni Group unveiled a new showroom in D.C., Theodores by Cantoni. The modern furniture and decor store spans 10,000 square feet and marks the brand’s sixth location, joining showrooms in Los Angeles; Orange County, California; Dallas; Houston and Atlanta. 2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Jenni Kayne opened its first store in Philadelphia
Jenni Kayne opened its first store in PhiladelphiaBridget Horgan Bell

Woven, the Los Angeles–based antique, vintage and studio-woven rug brand, launched a new London showroom. The space underwent a three-year-long renovation and features 19th century cobblestones and a wide assortment of the brand’s offerings. 16 Bloomfield Terrace, London

Schumacher unveiled a new showroom in Milan—its first outpost in Italy—which debuted in conjunction with Salone del Mobile. Located in the city’s design district, the space offers a selection of fabrics, wallpapers, trimmings and carpets. Via Fiori Chiari, 28, Milan

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