Interior designer, architect and curator Richard Mishaan will reopen HOMER, the New York City retail store which he had since closed in 2008. In its newest incarnation, located at 56 University Place, HOMER will feature a revolving collection of furniture, decorative accessories and art at a variety of price points.
“I believe collecting is a commitment and the motivation behind a purchase should never be financial, but always about loving the piece,” said Mishaan. “I have people tell me with great excitement that what they bought several years ago for a reasonable price is now worth a fortune. I ask them, ‘Other than the price, do you still love it?’ and they all reply, ‘I would never part with it. It’s my favorite thing I own,” continued Mishaan. “HOMER will be a place to find and seek inspiration.”
As an avid collector of art himself, he has helped cultivate noted international artists, including photographer Massimo Listri and furniture designer Guy de Rougemont, who will be exhibited at HOMER. Mishann intends for the store to enable customers to create world class collections as he has done for many of his private clients.