show-rumors | Jan 29, 2024 |
Ralph Pucci opens in Miami, Eleish Van Breems sets up a new Connecticut shop, and more

From showroom debuts to major expansions and renovations, many brands hit the ground running in 2024. BOH has gathered all the showroom news to have on your radar this coming month.

Showroom Spotlight

The new Ralph Pucci gallery in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood is everything the brand stands for: industrial and modern, with a spotlight on artists’ work. The company spent two years renovating the 10,000-square-foot space—a 1960s warehouse three blocks from the brand’s former gallery—adding windows to fill the 16-foot ceilings with light, outfitting the floors with the same high-gloss white finish as its Los Angeles location, and carefully maintaining the raw-environment aesthetic to make the pieces jump.

Ralph Pucci opens in Miami, Eleish Van Breems sets up a new Connecticut shop, and more
The exterior of the gallery with murals by French designer Elizabeth GarousteJuan Pablo Castro

It’s a neighborhood tradition for artists to paint the outside of the buildings, creating what’s known as the Wynwood Walls, so Pucci hired acclaimed Parisian designer Elizabeth Garouste to come up with a mesmerizing green, black, and white plantlike mural called Strange Vegetation, which sets the tone for the gallery’s art-forward approach. Inside, the space is divided into six vignettes that display new materials and products. Along with Ralph Pucci’s branded collections, it will feature work by designer Hervé Van der Straeten, architect and artist Patrick Naggar, lighting designer John Wigmore, photographer Christopher Makos, architect India Mahdavi, and sculptor Stefan Bishop. This spring, the gallery will also unveil an outdoor area to showcase sculpture, including stone works by John Koga.

Ralph Pucci opens in Miami, Eleish Van Breems sets up a new Connecticut shop, and more
An interior shot of the new Ralph Pucci galleryJuan Pablo Castro

Founded in New York in 1954, Ralph Pucci began as a family mannequin business that expanded to furnishings in the late 1980s and now features designers and artists from all over the world. Pucci himself, who joined his parents’ company in 1976, strategically selected the new Wynwood location after searching for a neighborhood that aligned with the gallery’s approach. “Miami Beach was too predictable, and the Design District was a little too slick for us,” he tells Business of Home. In Wynwood, he found a perfect balance of creative energy without overdevelopment, and felt the area was moving in the right direction.

The opening comes on the heels of the brand’s recent renovation of its New York gallery, which features an expanded sculpture studio and gallery space. “Miami just solidifies that we’re a company that is on the move,” says Pucci. “We’re continuing moving forward with new ideas and new products and taking on more artists and more creatives.” 550 NW 28th St., Miami

HD Buttercup, the California-based furniture and rug retailer, unveiled its recently renovated HD Buttercup Design Center in Culver City. Spanning 100,000 square feet, the reimagined space will feature a newly designed bedding department with lines such as Matouk and Coyuchi, as well as shop-in-shop spaces for brands like furniture manufacturer Timothy Oulton; Vondom, a high-end outdoor furniture company hailing from Spain; and Coco Republic, an Australia-based lifestyle brand that will occupy a 27,000-square-foot space in the center. It also marks the U.S. debut for Australian furniture company Icon By Design. 3225 Helms Ave., Los Angeles

Mattress brand Casper Sleep announced its revamped and redesigned Sleep Shop in Costa Mesa. The store will feature the brand’s first snooze bar, a consultation area where customers can learn about which products best fit their needs; the pillow lab, where patrons can test each Casper pillow; and the Bunkhouse, a miniature room and twin-size mattresses for children to test out. Customers will have access to all the company’s sleep products, including mattresses, pillows, bedding and dog beds—and can even book a complimentary nap appointment to experience the brand’s offerings. 3333 Bear St., Suite 301, Costa Mesa

Luxury kitchen, bath and outdoor appliance retailer Pirch has opened a showroom in Santa Monica, joining the brand’s seven other spaces stretched across Southern California. This new location will boast a working kitchen for chefs to demonstrate the latest in appliance technologies; numerous kitchen and bath lifestyle vignettes; and brands like Sub-Zero, Wolf and Gaggenau. 2520 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica

The Denver Design District has unveiled two new showrooms: Estudio Casa and Total Floors. The former is a Denver-based multiline business that offers a selection of textiles, rugs, furniture and lighting. The latter is one of Colorado’s largest suppliers of interior finishes like hardwood flooring, carpeting, countertops, cabinets and window treatments. Denver Design District, 595-601 S. Broadway, Denver

Ralph Pucci opens in Miami, Eleish Van Breems sets up a new Connecticut shop, and more
The Coco Republic flagship in the redesigned HD Buttercup Design CenterCourtesy of HD Buttercup Design Center

Scandinavian-inspired home furnishings and antiques brand Eleish Van Breems Home is returning to its roots with a new shop in New Preston. Owners Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems started their company 27 years ago in an 18th century house and barn in Woodbury, just south of their latest outpost. The shop will feature Gustavian and rococo antiques, Scandinavian midcentury furniture, contemporary furniture by brands such as Belgium-based Verellen and Danish design company Cane-line, and rugs, lighting and Nordic tableware. 11 Main St., New Preston

After showing for several years in temporary spaces, Vanguard Furniture announced its first permanent showroom at the Atlanta Market. The furniture brand’s new outpost will display a selection of its upholstered American-made furnishings, its line of case goods and upholstery, and its 60-plus-piece Michael Weiss Outdoor collection. 240 Peachtree Street NW, Building 1, Floor 6, Suite E-7, Atlanta

Sunset West, the Southern California–based outdoor furniture company, relocated and expanded its showroom for Atlanta Market. The 5,000-square-foot space is more than 65 percent larger than the temporary one the company formerly occupied at AmericasMart, and features a slew of the brand’s collections—including Sedona, which is made from organic materials and textures, and Grigio and Bahia, both of which feature cushionless rope seating. 240 Peachtree Street NW, Building 1, Floor 6, Suite A-1, Atlanta

Ralph Pucci opens in Miami, Eleish Van Breems sets up a new Connecticut shop, and more
A Ferguson display at the Indiana Design CenterCourtesy of Indiana Design Center

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery announced its expansion at the Indiana Design Center. The British brand’s outpost will now have a combined 17,500 square feet of showroom and office space and will feature more of the company’s kitchen and bath products. The remodeled working kitchens will allow for live demonstrations and interactive experiences for designers and clients alike, and new room vignettes will provide inspiration. 200 S. Rangeline Rd., Suite 101, Carmel

Theodore Alexander is doubling the size of its showroom at International Market Center. After debuting at Las Vegas Market in 2023, the North Carolina–based brand is increasing its size to accommodate more of its furnishings, lighting and decor. 475 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite A-100, Las Vegas

New JerseyRoom & Board, the Minneapolis-based modern furniture company, debuted its first New Jersey showroom at the Paramus Design Center. This two-story showroom marks the brand’s 22nd storefront in the country. In addition to residential offerings, the space will feature Room & Board for Business, where clients can outfit their commercial spaces with the brand’s contemporary furniture. 762 Route 17, Paramus

Ralph Pucci opens in Miami, Eleish Van Breems sets up a new Connecticut shop, and more
A rendering of the new Christopher Peacock showroom in West VirginiaCourtesy of Christopher Peacock

Chair King Backyard Store debuted a 15,000-square-foot store in Sugar Land. The Houston-based outdoor furniture company will display its products, including seating and dining in materials like outdoor resin wicker, polymer, teak, and cast aluminum, as well as accessories such as umbrellas, pillows and space heaters. 17644 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land

West Virginia
Christopher Peacock, the Greenwich, Connecticut–based cabinetry company, is expanding its West Virginia manufacturing plant and opening a neighboring showroom space. The 31,000-square-foot plant will provide more room for machinery to manufacture the brand’s luxury cabinets, while the showroom, on the same grounds, will also act as a staff training center and event space for customers to experience the brand. 251 Wardensville Industrial Park Rd., Wardensville

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