| Sep 24, 2013 |
More than 30 new design stores and showrooms to note
Boh staff
By Staff

Over 30 new stores and showrooms are set to open or have already opened across the country and abroad in design centers and on the street just in time for the fall season. This list is part of an ongoing series of showroom openings highlighting many new resources available by region to designers.

New York City

Garrett Leather showroom in the D&D Building

A handful of new showrooms have opened in the Decoration and Design Building this season including Claremont Furnishing Fabrics Co.,  Dedon, Benjamin Moore, John Boone, Garrett Leather, Ochre, Phillip Jeffries, Robert Lighton, Bespoke by Luigi Gentile, Savel, Yoshiyo Studios and Zarin Fabrics Custom. Many of these showrooms will make their grand debut as part of Fall Market on Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2.

Interior designer Thom Filicia is set to open his very first showroom, Sedgwick & Brattle, in the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue. The showroom will feature objects curated by Filicia as well as his own furniture collections.

Italian lighting brand Foscarini has opened a store in SoHo (17 Greene Street), its first stand-alone showroom outside of Italy. In addition to showcasing its lighting in the 3,500-square-foot space, the brand will explore art, culture and design through different installations and artistic pieces.

Safavieh has relocated its New York City wholesale showroom to 902 Broadway at 20th Street. The location will serve as the flagship store in the company's Safavieh Home Furnishings retail chain. With 45,000-square-feet on three floors, the store caters to designers and consumers with its own branded furniture and rugs, in addition to carrying a full line of luxury furniture and accessories brands.

Furniture and textile maker Knoll has opened its first corporate-run retail store in New York City. The store occupies a storefront below its relocated showroom on 6th Ave and 54th St., and aims to be a customer friendly place to browse and buy Knoll products while the showroom will service design trade professionals.

Designer Kitty Clay shares her personal picks from the international world of décor in her chic, new eponymous boutique in Southampton Village at 27 West Main Street.

Los Angeles

Interior designer Bobby Berk has announced the opening of his fourth Bobby Berk Home location in Los Angeles’ Culver City Helms Bakery design district at 8884 Venice Boulevard. The collection is known for hip, trendsetting home furnishings and accessories sourced from all around the world. Stores are already open in New York’s SoHo, Atlanta and Miami.

Interior designer and HGTV star Erinn Valencich has opened a new showroom in West Hollywood (373 N Robertson Blvd) named Erinn V. The boutique showroom offers the Erinn V. Maison collection including everything from dining tables to lighting, rugs, accessories and wall decor.

Arteriors will open its first Los Angeles area showroom and storefront in the La Cienega Design Quarter in late fall. The 1,800 square foot space located at 8620 Melrose Avenue will showcase Arteriors-designed lighting, occasional furniture and decorative accessories along with pieces from collaborations with designers Barry Dixon and Laura Kirar. Lamps from Mottega by Arteriors, an on-line customizable lamp program will also be displayed.

“Los Angeles is an inspiring city with a fantastic design community,” said Mark Moussa, founder and creative director of Arteriors. “This showroom will be a jewel box of curated items tailored to the design-minded individuals of California and will really showcase the unique product Arteriors has to offer.”


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has signed a 10-year lease to open a 10,000-square-foot store in the Miami Design District in the first quarter of next year. The North Carolina-based company currently operates 20 stores internationally, in addition to its retail partnerships with upscale department stores and furniture retailers.


Haworth, Inc., which designs and manufactures office furniture and promotes the organic workspace, recently opened its newest showroom in Houston, Texas.  Located at 2 East Greenway Plaza in Suite 100, the space features cutting edge technology, a design inspired by live oaks and an integrated palette of furniture.


J. Robert Scott, Inc. has announced its representation agreement with Allan Knight & Associates, Inc. for the Texas market at 150 Turtle Creek Blvd. Ste. 101 Dallas The J. Robert Scott brand will occupy approximately 2,500-square-feet in Allan Knight’s world class 40,000-square-foot, to-the-trade showroom.

Westport, Connecticut

J. Pocker’s Connecticut location (222 Post Road West, Westport) got a major facelift over the summer and has re-opened its doors with a whole new look.


Bostan Carpets and R HUGHES Atelier, which will feature rotating “lifestyle vignettes,” have opened at ADAC. After 39 years at ADAC, Schumacher is set to make a fall debut as it relocates to a larger space positioned at the design center’s front door.

Modani Furniture is officially opening its doors with a ribbon cutting, appearances by industry leaders, complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, giveaways and live entertainment on Thursday, September 26. The new showroom is located on Peachtree Road in the heart of Buckhead.

St. Louis, Missouri

West Elm has moved into Missouri with the opening of an all-new 8,385-square-foot store in the St. Louis Galleria. To mark the occasion, the store will carry handcrafted items designed by eight local artists that the retailer sourced through Etsy. The St. Louis store will also feature new collaborations with artists and designers from around the world including bedding from textile designer Sarah Campbell and pottery from Carla Peters.

Washington, D.C.

With the announcement of the Washington Design Center move, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman is closing its D.C. location and will join forces with Hines & Co. in the new building. According to president and CEO of EF+LM, Crans Baldwin, Hines & Co. is the leading D.C. independent showroom, and EF+LM will become one of the preeminent anchor lines in Hines & Co., opening early next year.


Designer Lee Broom has just opened a showroom in the Shoreditch neighborhood of London on Rivington Street. The 600-square-foot showroom is housed in an old Victorian brick building and features Crystal Bulb cut-glass lights and furniture from Broom’s Quilt collection.

Mexico City

Located in one of the modern Park Plaza towers in Santa Fe, Mexico City, the brand-new B&B Italia store is a 800 square-meter space that stocks the best of the prestigious B&B Italia and Maxalto collections, and represents an important new reference point for design professionals and enthusiasts in Mexico. With this move, B&B Italia has taken another crucial step in its ambitious project of qualifying its distrubution network through the opening of single-brand stores in the world strategic markets.

Cannes, France

Last month, Christopher Peacock continued its international expansion with the opening of its Cannes showroom. The showroom, located at the Charles Cameron Interior Gallery (45 Boulevard de La Croisette/1 Rue Victor Cousin) features the Christopher Peacock Library, Contemporary, Hepburn, and Culinarium Collections.


John Hutton has opened his Collection Pierre showroom in Maastricht, Netherlands (Stationsstraat, 27A 6221 BN), which features all of the European designs including Ensemble London, Collection Pierre, PiiArt, Hutton Home Lighting and John Hutton Textiles.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Last month, Holly Hunt opened a 4,210-square-foot space in the heart of Brazil's design district. The product offering in the new showroom is the same as in the U.S., but the design aesthetic is very modern, warm and approchable. Several Holly Hunt cocktail tables were redesigned to match this Brazilian taste. The showroom boasts a retractable roof, allowing sunlight into the space, as well as a 1,320-square-foot outdoor patio space. Located on Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, this is Holly Hunt's first international showroom.

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