It’s been a busy new year for more than 30 companies that have opened new retail stores and trade showrooms across the country and abroad over the past few months. This list is part of an ongoing series of showroom openings highlighting many new resources available by region to designers.
New York City
CF Modern in the New York Design Center
The New York Design Center has kicked off the new year with the addition of eleven new showrooms. From textiles and lighting to furniture and accessories, each brings something different to the building. New showrooms include Bakes & Company, Suite 430; BOLIER, Suite 804; CF Modern, Suite 419; Currey & Company, Suite 506; Dorothy Draper & Co., Suite 510; Harbour Outdoor Australia, Suite 1301; JAMIE HERZLINGER, Suite 425; La Bastille, Suite 1305; New Traditionalists, Suite 701; Tectonic Flooring, Suite 1320; and Ted Boerner, Suite 903. (Some of these showrooms are still in the process of opening. Check with the New York Design Center for more information).
Chesney's in the D&D Building
Chesney’s in the D&D Building moved into a larger space on the 11th floor with a completely new design. The new space also features the new Soane and Lutyens collections.
Michael Dawkins Home
Interior designer Michael Dawkins has brought his first multi-level showroom to the Fine Arts Building (232 East 59th Street) in New York City. The showroom, Michael Dawkins Home, will double as a working design studio for Dawkins’ private clients and also serves retail customers by showcasing private label products and collectible art.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, specialists in fine antique Chinese porcelain and works of art and export silver, have moved to a new showroom location in The Crown Building (730 Fifth Avenue). The Stylander Design Group was commissioned to design the new 4,000-square-foot-space, which consists of several connecting galleries and a library, housing an extensive collection of over 5,000 volumes.
Sambonet's showroom space
Sambonet, Rosenthal and Paderno, famous for porcelain dinnerware, have opened their first US showroom in Brooklyn (235 Grand Street). It offers unique accessories such as Japanese knives, design oriented fine china made in Germany, a wide selection of serving items and a bar and wine section.
Sferra has moved to a new showroom (230 Fifth Ave, Suite 1912), which opened in conjunction with NY NOW last week.
The Hudson Valley-based outdoor furniture and garden company Munder-Skiles has moved to a more “open air” showroom (1180 Route 9D, Garrison) in order to showcase its outdoor product in a natural light.
Zak + Fox is opening a new NYC studio and showroom next month located at 611 Broadway on the 5th floor. More details to come.
McKinnon and Harris outdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture company McKinnon and Harris has found a new home in the La Cienega Design Quarter (915 N. La Cienega Blvd.) The new showroom caters to both designers and retail customers and offers high-performance aluminum furniture that can withstand the L.A. sun and temperatures.
Heart Italia has opened a showroom in the Pacific Design Center (Suite B408) and showcases its hand-made collections of lighting, accessories and artwork—all one-of-a-kind pieces made in Italy.
Arteriors West Hollywood showroom
Arteriors has opened a 1,800-square-foot retail store in the West Hollywood Design District (corner of Melrose Avenue and Huntley Drive). The space boasts large windows with 12 ft. high ceilings creating a light-filled space. The new store will service both design professionals and consumers and will showcase a curated collection of more than 400 pieces of lighting, furniture and accessories including new introductions.
Casa Acanto showroom in San Francisco
Jeffry Weisman and Andrew Fisher of Fisher Weisman have opened “Casa Acanto” (North Beach at 1706 Stockton Street) in order to showcase the new Casa Acanto collection. A range of furniture by Fisher, including a secretary and chair, a set of four dining chairs, chandeliers and outdoor seating are available in the showroom. It also features accessories and the signature Casa Acanto candle collection. The pair also opened an identical showroom in San Miguel (San Miguel de Allende outpost is at Sollano 16).
Luxury appliance manufacturer Miele is set to open a 5,500-square-foot showroom in the “LuxeHome” section of the Chicago Merchandise Mart this spring. The showroom will be located in Suite 133 and will showcase a wide range of Miele’s appliances arranged in vignette settings. It will also feature a live kitchen, which will be used for cooking classes, special events and training sessions.
Ann Sacks showroom
Ann Sacks has joined the Miami Design District with the opening of its latest showroom (61 N.E. 40th Street) a 1,844-square-foot-space of luxury tile, stone and plumbing products. It brings a range of styles and international influences to consumers, architects, builders and design professionals.
Holland & Sherry is also calling the Miami Design District home with a new space (4040 NE 2nd Ave) that features its cashmere, silk velvets, natural linens and fine wool textiles as well as rugs and wallcoverings from other popular companies including David Sutherland and Suzanne Tucker Home.
Paul+ has moved to a new location in ADAC (Space 121) and features collections of textiles, furniture, lighting and floor coverings from A. Rudin, Stone Yard, Mokum, Creation Baumann and more.
Legrand showroom at the Dallas Market Center
As part of the International Lighting Market last month, Legrand opened a new permanent showroom in the Dallas Market Center (Space 4727). The space presents year-round access to the company’s collection of lighting solutions including light switches, dimmers, outlets and wall plates.
Creston's "Experience Center"
Crestron has opened an “Experience Center” in Flower Mound, Texas. The 3,000-square-foot facility offers visitors an up close and personal behind-the-scenes look at home control technology solutions.
Rouge Décor Co. is set to open next month in the Indiana Design Center, and specializes in custom, repurposed furniture and lighting created by owner Adam Graef. Along with the one-of-a-kind pieces, Rouge Décor Co. also carries furniture, antiques, home accessories, architectural salvage, gifts and custom upholstered furniture.
Welton London boutique
London-based interior designer John-Paul Welton chose “the capital city of luxury” for the opening of his newest showroom, the Welton London boutique (2013 48 rue de Grenelle, 75007). It displays collections of eau de toilette, scented candles, fragrance diffusers as well as collections of scents launched by the houses of Christian Lacroix, Courrèges, Karl Lagerfeld and Kelly Hoppen.