industry insider | Aug 24, 2018 |
Showrooms opening their doors this season

Despite summer being one of the slowest seasons on the design calendar, a selection of high-end showrooms are opening this month to much fanfare. Browse our lineup of the latest, and keep your eyes peeled for newly debuting design technology, which is highlighted in a pair of this month’s newly opened showrooms.

California Closets' Santa Monica showroom. Photo courtesy Flashpoint Collective.
California Closets' Santa Monica showroom. Photo courtesy Flashpoint Collective.

Using proprietary 3-D technology in its new flagship Santa Monica showroom, California Closets’ design consultants can work with clients on custom closets and storage, and clients can explore displayed products, experiment with lighting design and check out the brand’s Italian-imported finishes. The 2,000-square-foot space also has a large touch-screen table that allows visitors to view hundreds of projects. (1627 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica)

Artists Frame Service's latest Chicago showroom. Photo courtesy Artists Frame Service.
Artists Frame Service's latest Chicago showroom. Photo courtesy Artists Frame Service.

For its third Chicago showroom, Artists Frame Service snagged a spot in the River North neighborhood, one block north of Merchandise Mart. The approximately 800-square-foot showroom will offer new picture frames and gallery wall organization. (433 North Wells Street, Chicago)

TileBar's Flatiron showroom. Photo courtesy TileBar.
TileBar's Flatiron showroom. Photo courtesy TileBar.

TileBar has opened a 9,500-square-foot flagship showroom in NYC’s Flatiron District—the first for the e-commerce brand. “We wanted to bring the energy and service level of our website to a brick-and-mortar location so we can offer our customers a place to come together, talk tile and collaborate,” says CEO Eli Mechlovitz. (45 West 21st Street, New York)

Winston Flowers recently opened its second design studio in Queens, New York. Photo courtesy of Winston Flowers.
Winston Flowers recently opened its second design studio in Queens, New York. Photo courtesy of Winston Flowers.

Winston Flowers has announced the launch of a design studio in Long Island City, in Queens, New York. The studio will offer its typical same-day delivery, concierge services and other packages and designs for which the 74-year-old flower purveyor is known. The LIC spot is its second design studio—the first is in Boston where the company is based. (23-27 Borden Avenue, Long Island City)

Bijou Coverings just opened a new showroom on Long Island, in New York; photo courtesy Bijou Coverings
Bijou Coverings just opened a new showroom on Long Island, in New York; photo courtesy Bijou Coverings

Bijou Coverings’ natural textile wallcoverings, Serpent Metallique faux leather fabric and other collections will be available to the trade in its new 2,600-square-foot Long Island showroom. (233 Robbins Lane, Syosset)

Lladró plans to open a new showroom, to be designed by Lucinda Loya, at the D&D Building during Market Week this October. This announcement follows the success of the brand’s Southampton pop-up that opened in June.

Danish brand &Tradition opened a new showhouse in Copenhagen in a century-old townhouse. The company has experienced rapid growth since it sold a majority stake to Hay in 2016.

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