Autumn welcomes a bounty of new shops, showrooms and expansions.
Moises Esquenazi’s concept shop Waowig Studio gives retail a theatrical green-light with a hand from merchandising veteran George Oh, who has worked with Odin and Comme des Garçons. There is an antique papier-mâché ostrich, an irreverent cluster of disco balls and a massive 12-by-10-foot daybed that was conceived by the Colombian-born designer. (89 NE 27th St., Unit 106, Wynwood, Miami)
Rottet Collection and BSH Home Appliances Experience and Design Center are the latest brands at the Merchandise Mart. Lauren Rottet, an interior architect, presents her Float collection, among other new introductions (Suite 3-107).
Gaggenau, Thermador and Bosch are now on the LuxeHome floor at the BSH Experience and Design Center. With lifestyle vignettes and kitchen demonstrations scheduled throughout the year, the space gives Midwestern designers a taste of all three appliance companies in one place (Suite 108). (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago)
L.A. favorite Paul Ferrante has returned to its original showroom on Melrose Place, following an extensive redesign. In addition to the new digs, the family-owned lighting and furniture company celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. (8464 Melrose Place, Los Angeles)
With cutting-edge technology in a tricked-out space, Cosentino is expanding its North American presence with a state-of-the-art showroom. The Spanish surfaces brand opened its second city center in the country at the San Francisco Design Center. The Cosentino City concept lets designers and architects fully engage with Cosentino’s offerings via complete kitchen areas and the Selection Center, a special interactive feature that uses augmented reality technology. A Miami city center will be debuting later this year. (101 Henry Adams Street, Suite 130, San Francisco)
The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center is welcoming nine new showrooms this season. Cowtan & Tout (Suite 225) and Romo (Suite 101) have become ADAC’s latest fabric destinations, while Phillip Jeffries (Suite 319) brings an array of wallcoverings. Two new multi-line showrooms, Showroom FIFTYEIGHT (Suite 426) and Up Country Home (Suite 207), have joined the lineup. In the kitchen and bath category, family-owned Bell Cabinetry & Design (Suite B2-B, ADAC West), Italian cabinetry company Pedini of Atlanta (Suite 226) and Stonelluxe (Suite 224) have opened, and ALNO Atlanta will be opening later this year. The ALNO kitchen design center will be an authorized dealer of Miele, Gaggenau, Liebherr and Bosch (Suite 418). (351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta)
Caracole’s newest Southeastern showroom opened at AmericasMart this summer, expanding its presence beyond North Carolina. The new space features a hands-on workspace for customizing orders. (240 Peachtree St. NW, Building 1, Suite 14-C-6, Atlanta)
Long Island–based lighting manufacturer Allied Maker is opening its first space in Manhattan, fit with cast iron infrastructure in Tribeca to match the brand’s natural and raw aesthetic. Allied uses signature finishes, applied by hand, that develop a patina with age. (81 Franklin St., New York)
Showcasing product handmade in New York, Lumifer opened a permanent showroom in Chelsea to present its lighting, furniture and objects collections. (By appointment only, 508 W. 26th St., Studio 6C, New York)
INCOLOUR, the latest project from Martin Kesselman, houses one of the largest paint libraries in New York City. The downtown showroom offers Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball, Hunter Douglas, Fine Paints of Europe, Donald Kaufman Color and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. (100 Lafayette St., New York)
Kathy Kuo Home, designer Kathy Kuo’s first showroom and design studio, will open in Harlem, with a full kitchen, bar, bathroom and living room, as well as the Design Bar for on-site design services. (1961 7th Ave., New York)
Wolf-Gordon has moved back to Chelsea after 30 years in Long Island City. The wallcovering company, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is now located near its original address which dates to 1967. (333 7th Ave., New York)
The New York Design Center is home to Fermob’s first trade showroom. In New York, Fermob chairs are as prevalent as yellow cabs—they can be found in Times Square and Brooklyn Bridge Park (Suite 414). NYDC is also the new home to custom upholstery brand AVERY BOARDMAN, which had been in the D&D Building since 1972 (Suite 916). (200 Lexington Ave., New York)
As one of the first new showrooms on the D&D Building’s concourse level, I.J. Peiser’s Sons is showcasing its extensive wood flooring options (Concourse 1). Kravet debuted a new, larger space that has its own café (Suite 1202) and Brunschwig & Fils expanded its presence with a new second-floor showroom (Suite 232). (979 Third Ave., New York)
Serena & Lily’s coastal vibe is making waves on the East Coast with the opening of its sixth retail location this season. The Summit Design Shop in New Jersey will feature over 300 original textile swatches, a rotating art gallery and workspace for designers. (428 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ)