This month, house brands and design studios are proving their versatility by launching innovative spaces and new types of shopping experiences. In our September roundup, BOH has gathered all the expansions and openings to have on your radar.
In New Canaan, designer of luxury bedding and textiles John robshaw transformed an 1840s farmhouse into a combined retail space and design studio called The Shop at John Robshaw. While retaining some of the home’s original features, such as windows and floors, he modernized the space to house his eponymous brand’s product line and more: and antique textiles from around the world. On the second floor, Robshaw will operate his design studio, with rooms designed with JR products. A barn adjacent to the main building will offer more store offerings including antiques, fabric by the meter and upholstery, as well as a block printing studio.
Kerri rosenthal completed the renovation of its flagship space in Westport, which now houses all facets of its eponymous lifestyle brand. The first floor will include a retail space offering the company’s upholstered furniture, oak furniture and home accessories, as well as its trade and interior design division, where customers can make appointments. you to work with a designer and receive advice on product selection. Meanwhile, the second floor will feature a clothing and homes showroom, a kitchen designed by Rosenthal, and his original art gallery.
RH announced the opening of The Gallery at Oak Brook Center, modeled on the company’s hotel experiences in Chicago and New York. The 60,000 square foot space contains the brand’s indoor, modern and outdoor offerings, in addition to a wine bar, rooftop restaurant and park. Conceptualized by the CEO of HR Gary Friedman, the new shopping center is housed in a contemporary transparent multi-level structure with glass and steel patio doors that open onto garden courtyards and terraces. In addition to the retail and catering offerings, the location will include an interior design business and workshop, as well as an interactive studio with private presentation rooms for clients and cutting edge technology for services. professional design.
Global flooring supplier Cosentino has inaugurated a renovated exhibition space in Chicago’s Design District, the first North American location in its international series of downtown showrooms, where the shopping experience is focused on supporting and inspiring designers. The 4,600 square foot space includes a workshop, an augmented reality design area, and scaled digital screens with images of the brand’s surfaces, allowing the designer community to see their work in context with products outside of Cosentino’s offerings.
Danish textile brand Gabriel has opened a new 3,900 square foot showroom in Chicago’s Fulton Market district. The open space layout includes work areas for designers, architects and fabricators to meet with clients, as well as built-in shelving displaying the brand’s wool, recycled polyester and mesh fabrics on the backrests, cushions, screens and hangers in the full range of colors.
In the Michigan Design Center, the professional-only showroom Tennant & Associates has moved into an adjoining suite to showcase an exclusive line of natural, textured and specialty wall coverings created with Phillip Jeffries. There, designers can explore several new screens in a bright, commercial space.
Studio Robert McKinley has announced the opening of the McKinley Bungalow Edison, the design studio’s fourth commendable and marketable concept. Located in Montauk on Long Island, the 4,200-square-foot space is the largest in the Bungalow series to date and marks a break from the company’s older Mid-Century-style ranch homes. With a contemporary twist to traditional New England design, the Cedar Log Home has furniture available for purchase from Design Within Reach, EQ3, Heath Ceramics, Reform and more.
Havertys reopened its Carolina Place store in Pineville after completing interior and exterior renovations on the 46,700 square foot space. The remodel was designed to provide customers with a lighter, brighter shopping experience – its new LED lighting is programmed with warmer color temperatures and a higher color rendering index to replicate conditions commonly encountered in retailers. houses and provide a more accurate preview of the color of the fabric. Along with other updates, the location includes a dedicated space for free consultations with the company’s in-home design department, H Design.
Homepage image: Inside McKinley Bungalow Edison | Courtesy of Nicole Franzen