in print | Jun 7, 2018 |
Show-Rumors

The season’s newest showrooms and storefronts.

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Steven Leonard and Ryan Hughes of R Hughes

California

Van den Akker Antiques sister company Studio Van den Akker opened at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. The showroom highlights the brand’s unique furniture and lighting collections, as well as pieces by Egg Collective, Pipim, Melissa A. Cromwell, Trella and Pamela Sunday. (8687 Melrose Ave., Suite B355, West Hollywood) 

The 2,052-square-foot Carl Hansen & Søn flagship in San Francisco, like the recently expanded New York City location before it, has a loft-like vibe and comprises two exhibit spaces—one dedicated to iconic collections (Hans J. Wegner, Poul Kjærholm and Ole Wanscher), and the other showcasing Danish craftsmanship and heritage pieces like the Faaborg chair by Kaare Klint. (111 Rhode Island St., Suite 3, San Francisco) 

Kravet reopened as a multi-brand showroom at the San Francisco Design Center, now highlighting offerings from Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils in addition to its own brands. The space also includes selections from Kravet Carpet, Lee Jofa Carpet and The Shade Store at Kravet. (101 Henry Adams St., Suite 120, San Francisco)

Florida

Franke opened its second U.S. design boutique in Miami as part of a two-year expansion into the American market. The Swiss decorative plumbing brand has created interactive kitchen vignettes that emphasize entertaining. The shop follows a recent opening in the Bay Area; next up are locations in Chicago, San Francisco and New York. (1850 NE 146th St., Miami)

Italian outdoor furniture company Unopiù opened its first stateside showroom, in West Palm Beach’s growing CityPlace district. The company targeted South Florida because of the region’s emphasis on outdoor residential living and indoor-outdoor style. (700 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 140, West Palm Beach)

Georgia

Progress is real at ADAC, where nearly 98 percent of the building is leased—a strong stat in the world of design centers. Made Goods, Dolce Decor and Delinah Simmons have all opened showrooms in recent months. Meanwhile, existing tenants Sutherland Perennials Studio, Kolo Collection, Showroom 58 and R Hughes have expanded their footprints within the building; a striking addition to the R Hughes showroom will also double as an entertaining space. Later this year, Wood-Mode, Theodore Alexander and Habachy Designs will be opening spaces of their own. (351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta)

Illinois

Scandinavian Spaces has collaborated with Ghislaine Viñas for the design of its new showroom at the Merchandise Mart. Debuting at NeoCon in June, it highlights Nordic design with innovative and colorful modern furniture. (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1191, Chicago)

New York

After a successful pop-up in SoHo over the holidays, St. Frank opened its first permanent showroom on the East Coast. The brand collaborated with Sway Studio on the shop’s design, which highlights an assortment of accessories, soft goods and art, as well as customizable window coverings, pillows and lampshades. (373 Bleecker St., New York) 

The D&D Building is rolling out the welcome mat for several newcomers. Following the closure of Jerry Pair, some brands the company represented are striking out on their own: Jim Thompson now shares a new showroom with furniture brand Michael Taylor Collections (Suite 1640); Jerry Pair Leather is now at Romo (Suite 1703); and Dedar (Suite 1009) is opening its first U.S. flagship in the building, where it will carry Hermès fabrics and wallcoverings. French interior designer Sarah Lavoine opened her first showroom in New York, Maison Sarah Lavoine (Suite 1521), in partnership with French paint brand Ressource. Made Goods (Suite 325) has tripled the footprint of its showroom, making way for newcomer Castel (Suite 715) to open in its former space. (979 Third Ave., New York)

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John Derian's new Manhattan shop

The Astier de Villatte atelier in Paris and John Derian’s home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, inspired the interior of the new, 500-square-foot John Derian outpost in the West Village. The shop carries the designer’s trademark decoupage pieces, Astier de Villatte ceramics, furnishings and accessories. (18 Christopher St., New York) 

A renovated 1869 cast-iron storefront is the new home for R & Company’s gallery of collectible design. The 8,000-square-foot, multi-level space opened in conjunction with the company’s 20th anniversary and will show permanent collections from Rogan Gregory, Jeff Zimmerman and Katie Stout, as well as limited-run exhibitions. (64 White St., New York) 

In Nolita, Rebecca Atwood opened her first retail space, which carries the designer’s full line of fabrics, wallpapers, pillows and bedding, as well as ceramics by Andrew Molleur and glassware by The Shelter Collection. The shop is outfitted with products from her fellow New York–based designers, including a light fixture from Rosie Li Studio and a table from Fort Standard. (175A Mott St., New York) 

Washington

The West Coast’s first German Kitchen Center opened at the Seattle Design Center, offering a range of customizable kitchen solutions with 2,000 color options. Sierra Pacific Windows, celebrating its 125th year in the window and door business, will open at the SDC later this year. (5701 6th Ave. S, Seattle)

Seattle-based interior designer Brian Paquette has expanded his contemporary furniture and decorative accessories shop, Brian Paquette at Home. Now coming in at 1,200-square-feet (half of which is office space for Paquette’s design studio), the shop features the designer’s new tabletop line with local ceramicist Natasha Alphonse and furniture from Lawson Fenning, Bari Ziperstein, Victoria Morris and more. (2407 E. Union St., Suite D, Seattle)

Abroad

The full line of brightly colored furniture, upholstery and lighting from Oomph is now available in Nina Campbell’s London showrooms—a natural pairing, given the Connecticut-based brand and U.K.-based decorator collaboration on a capsule collection several years ago. (9 Walton St., London; and Design Centre East, Ground Floor, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London)

Scandinavian textile company Kvadrat opened its new flagship showroom, a converted warehouse in Copenhagen’s port that has been revitalized as a design zone. (Pakhus 48, Klubiensvej 22, Nordhavn, Copenhagen)

Third-generation Spanish manufacturer Hurtado Furniture opened a showroom at Maison by International Furniture Brands in Mumbai, the first of three showrooms planned for India this year, to showcase its most popular collections. (Indiabulls Finance Centre, Tower 1, Lobby Level, S.b. Marg, Elphinstone Road, Mumbai) 

Kartell opened a new flagship in the heart of Beijing’s furniture district. The showroom, designed by Studio Laviani, expands on the brand’s small exhibit space inside the Blue Morning Easyhome North department store and showcases new contemporary product debuts alongside perennial best-sellers. (65 N. 4th Ring Road East, Chaoyang, Beijing)

Photography R Hughes: David Christensen; John Derian: Stephen Kent Johnson

This article originally appeared in Summer 2018 issue of Business of Home, Issue 8. Subscribe for more.

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