January 31, 2017,
Bungalow 5 opens in New York
New York — Furniture design company Bungalow 5 opens a 5,000-sq.-ft. retail store and wholesale showroom this month at 45 E. 20th St. The store is located in the Gramercy neighborhood, a prominent Manhattan design district.
“New York City serves as a major center for the interior design industry,” said Luca Rensi, partner at Bungalow 5. “With its enormous audience of interior designers and retailers, it’s a great place for us to open a showroom to not only display our collections, but to try out new concepts.
“The Gramercy neighborhood offers a unique opportunity to attract not only wholesale clients but also retail clients – something we have not explored in the New York area until now. We are thrilled at the prospect of putting the full collection of our products before the end consumer, not just to show them the breadth of our collection, but also to demonstrate how to incorporate Bungalow 5 products into beautifully created rooms.”
Carl Hansen & Son relocates to Flatiron District
New York — Danish furniture brand Carl Hansen & Son is moving its U.S. showroom this month to a 7,659-sq.-ft. space in a historic prewar building at 251 Park Ave. South in New York’s Flatiron District. The company previously occupied a showroom in Soho.
“After years of success and significant growth in the U.S. market, it is time to strengthen our presence in New York with a new and larger showroom,” CEO Knud Erik Hansen said. “New York is a hub for furniture design with some of the world’s best architects and interior designers working out of this design-led city. At the same time, interest in sublime craftsmanship and quality is also on the rise in the U.S.”
The new showroom comprises three separate glass-enclosed concept spaces inspired by the New York loft interior, each with its own theme and color palette. These include a dedicated space for contract projects, a “spotlight” room with soft, neutral tones, and the Wegner room, which celebrates the brand’s longstanding collaboration with designer Hans J. Wegner.
Other features include a dedicated materials and lab space, open lounge areas and a working kitchen and dining area to host events for the architecture and design community as well as private client events.
Decatur, Ga. — Found Co. opened this fall in a 1,400-sq.-ft. space at 335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. The retailer’s website describes the store as “A shop of collected objects and apothecary for the home and body – grounded in nature and inspired by the organic.” Home accent offerings include tabletop, decorative accessories, home fragrance and more.
Leesburg, Va. — Jewell Green and Janice Harvey opened Twenty8Fifty7, a fashion and home design boutique, in January at 450 Madison Plaza SE. In home décor, the store provides “unique and elegant custom designs for residential and commercial interiors, as well as for special events and milestone celebrations,” according to community newspaper Loudon Now.
Carterville, Ill. — Deloufleur Décor and Designs opened a new location in December at 1208 Donna Drive. According to The Southern Illinoisan, the new store features triple the floor space of Deloufleur’s previous location. The store carries home furnishings and accessories and offers interior design services.
Schaumburg, Ill. — Art Van Furniture opened its 11th Chicagoland location in December at 1293 E. Higgins Road. The 80,000-sq.-ft. store features a number of Art Van Furniture product lines, including Art Van Pure Sleep, Art Van Clearance Center, and its luxury division, Scott Shuptrine Interiors.
Columbus, Ohio — Morris Home held a grand opening celebration for its newest store in January at 3850 Morse Road near Easton Town Center. The full-line furniture store plans to open a second Columbus location on Gemini Place near Polaris Fashion Place in mid-2017.
Send news of store openings, relocations and expansions to Assistant Managing Editor Alexa Boschini at email@example.com.
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