Sep 20, 2018 | D&D Building |
Castel’s Fabric Fiesta
Castel’s Fabric Fiesta

Luxury fabric brand Castel celebrated the grand opening of its first-ever flagship showroom with a Spanish-themed fabric fiesta. Over 100 guests gathered to toast the 2,200-square-foot showroom at the D&D Building in Manhattan. French founder and CEO Stephane Silverman has spent two decades building the brand, which now has a space of its own that has floor-to-ceiling collections on display. 

Among notable attendees were Barcelona partners Álvaro López de Lamadrid and Borja López de Lamadrid of Grupo Lamadrid, for which Castel is the exclusive U.S. distributor, including lines Güell Lamadrid and Les Creations de la Maison; showroom designer Toni Espuch of Azul Tierra; and Castel’s Laura Silverman, creative director, and Dennis Scully, vice president of sales and marketing. They were joined by design editors Madeline O’Malley of Architectural Digest, Anna Logan of Traditional Home, Helene Oberman of Interior Design, Robert Rufino of Elle Decor, Kaitlin Petersen of Business of Home, and Michael Boodro of Dering Hall.

“We’ve always believed the D&D Building is the prime location in New York City to source luxury fabrics, and our goal is to bring a fresh, personable and creative approach to the building through this space,” Silverman says. “We have a unique passion for beautiful fabrics and a real drive to make purchasing simpler for designers.... Shopping should be as effortless as possible.”

“We really wanted [the showroom] to feel like a modern-day atelier,” he continues, “having that Old World European feel and highlighting the Spanish roots of our partner Grupo Lamadrid, while also being very grounded in New York City, which is what Castel is all about. Perusing through fabrics is now how it should be—no more boards.... [Toni Espuch] really brought our vision to life, and the space really reflects the merging of personalities and styles.”

Photos by Kevin Lau for Business of Home.

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Monique Silverman and Stephane Silverman
Monique Silverman and Stephane Silverman
Monique Silverman and Stephane Silverman
Guests peruse the fabrics on display.
Guests peruse the fabrics on display.
Guests peruse the fabrics on display.
Borja López de Lamadrid, Monique Silverman, Stephane Silverman and Toni Espuch
Borja López de Lamadrid, Monique Silverman, Stephane Silverman and Toni Espuch
Borja López de Lamadrid, Monique Silverman, Stephane Silverman and Toni Espuch
Carlos Pavan
Carlos Pavan
Carlos Pavan
Kelly Bugala and Myriam Cokmann
Kelly Bugala and Myriam Cokmann
Kelly Bugala and Myriam Cokmann
Melissa Villa, Elizabeth Sarkisian and Natalie Haddad
Melissa Villa, Elizabeth Sarkisian and Natalie Haddad
Melissa Villa, Elizabeth Sarkisian and Natalie Haddad
Álvaro López de Lamadrid, Toni Espuch, Borja López de Lamadrid, Laura Silverman, Dennis Scully and Stephane Silverman
Álvaro López de Lamadrid, Toni Espuch, Borja López de Lamadrid, Laura Silverman, Dennis Scully and Stephane Silverman
Álvaro López de Lamadrid, Toni Espuch, Borja López de Lamadrid, Laura Silverman, Dennis Scully and Stephane Silverman
Toni Espuch, Clara Matignon and Borja López de Lamadrid
Toni Espuch, Clara Matignon and Borja López de Lamadrid
Toni Espuch, Clara Matignon and Borja López de Lamadrid
Kim Trepanier, Billy Fisher, Lauren Parrelli, Dennis Scully, Katy Olson and Melissa Studach
Kim Trepanier, Billy Fisher, Lauren Parrelli, Dennis Scully, Katy Olson and Melissa Studach
Kim Trepanier, Billy Fisher, Lauren Parrelli, Dennis Scully, Katy Olson and Melissa Studach
Guests explore Castel’s collections at the fiesta.
Guests explore Castel’s collections at the fiesta.
Guests explore Castel’s collections at the fiesta.
Dennis Scully and Jean Brownhill
Dennis Scully and Jean Brownhill
Dennis Scully and Jean Brownhill
Clara Matignon, Gianantonio Corna and Kevin Isbell
Clara Matignon, Gianantonio Corna and Kevin Isbell
Clara Matignon, Gianantonio Corna and Kevin Isbell
Castel opened its first-ever flagship showroom at the D&D Building in Manhattan.
Castel opened its first-ever flagship showroom at the D&D Building in Manhattan.
Castel opened its first-ever flagship showroom at the D&D Building in Manhattan.
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks were available at the fabric fiesta.
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks were available at the fabric fiesta.
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks were available at the fabric fiesta.
Samantha Driscoll, Anna Logan and Jennifer Powell Tumpowsky
Samantha Driscoll, Anna Logan and Jennifer Powell Tumpowsky
Samantha Driscoll, Anna Logan and Jennifer Powell Tumpowsky
Ryan Palian and Michael Boodro
Ryan Palian and Michael Boodro
Ryan Palian and Michael Boodro
Angela Jett Okenica, Dennis Scully, and Jennifer Powell Tumpowsky
Angela Jett Okenica, Dennis Scully, and Jennifer Powell Tumpowsky
Angela Jett Okenica, Dennis Scully, and Jennifer Powell Tumpowsky
Robert Rufino and Alberto Villalobos
Robert Rufino and Alberto Villalobos
Robert Rufino and Alberto Villalobos
Jim Gaddy and Kaitlin Petersen
Jim Gaddy and Kaitlin Petersen
Jim Gaddy and Kaitlin Petersen
Guests enjoy Castel’s fabric fiesta.
Guests enjoy Castel’s fabric fiesta.
Guests enjoy Castel’s fabric fiesta.
Julia Noran Johnston, Dennis Scully, Marisa Marcantonio, Katy Olson and Billy Fisher
Julia Noran Johnston, Dennis Scully, Marisa Marcantonio, Katy Olson and Billy Fisher
Julia Noran Johnston, Dennis Scully, Marisa Marcantonio, Katy Olson and Billy Fisher
Borja López de Lamadrid, Stephane Silverman, Monique Silverman and Álvaro López de Lamadrid
Borja López de Lamadrid, Stephane Silverman, Monique Silverman and Álvaro López de Lamadrid
Borja López de Lamadrid, Stephane Silverman, Monique Silverman and Álvaro López de Lamadrid
Michele Dopp, Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo, Samantha Gore, Julia Duke and Barbara Gore
Michele Dopp, Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo, Samantha Gore, Julia Duke and Barbara Gore
Michele Dopp, Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo, Samantha Gore, Julia Duke and Barbara Gore
Castel’s fabric collections are on display from floor to ceiling in its new showroom.
Castel’s fabric collections are on display from floor to ceiling in its new showroom.
Castel’s fabric collections are on display from floor to ceiling in its new showroom.
Guests enjoy the hors d’oeurvres at Castel’s showroom grand opening.
Guests enjoy the hors d’oeurvres at Castel’s showroom grand opening.
Guests enjoy the hors d’oeurvres at Castel’s showroom grand opening.
Guests peruse the spread at Castel’s celebration.
Guests peruse the spread at Castel’s celebration.
Guests peruse the spread at Castel’s celebration.
Robert Rufino, Christina Juarez, Dennis Scully and Raymond Paul Schneider
Robert Rufino, Christina Juarez, Dennis Scully and Raymond Paul Schneider
Robert Rufino, Christina Juarez, Dennis Scully and Raymond Paul Schneider
Kaitlin Petersen
Kaitlin Petersen
Kaitlin Petersen
Dennis Scully and Karen Elizabeth Marx
Dennis Scully and Karen Elizabeth Marx
Dennis Scully and Karen Elizabeth Marx
Clotilde Raptin Jacquet and Nicolas Jacquet
Clotilde Raptin Jacquet and Nicolas Jacquet
Clotilde Raptin Jacquet and Nicolas Jacquet
Fabrics on display at Castel’s new showroom
Fabrics on display at Castel’s new showroom
Fabrics on display at Castel’s new showroom
Laura Silverman, Katherine Scully, Dennis Scully and Kaitlin Petersen
Laura Silverman, Katherine Scully, Dennis Scully and Kaitlin Petersen
Laura Silverman, Katherine Scully, Dennis Scully and Kaitlin Petersen
Bella Mancini, Dennis Scully and Sarah Boyd
Bella Mancini, Dennis Scully and Sarah Boyd
Bella Mancini, Dennis Scully and Sarah Boyd
Natalie Haddad, Melissa Villa and Dennis Scully
Natalie Haddad, Melissa Villa and Dennis Scully
Natalie Haddad, Melissa Villa and Dennis Scully