With summer just a week away, new showrooms are popping up just about everywhere. In our monthly summary, home business collect all the expansions and openings to have on your radar.
Featured Showroom: Rimadesio Debuts a North American Flagship
Giussano, Italy-based home furnishings brand Rimadesio had been toying with the idea of a US showroom for some time. But it was only in the last month that the company was finally able to make that dream a reality with a shiny new flagship store in New York’s NoMad district.
For years, Rimadesio’s business model in the United States consisted of a single independent representative, andrea roman, based in Europe and going back and forth about four times a year to grow the US market. But Romano believed that if the company really took off, he would have to establish himself more permanently in the United States. “In America, if you want to do something good [with your business]you have to do it here,” he tells her. home business. You have to be here.
So, Rimadesio began to scale its North American distribution network through multi-line showrooms, growing from one distributor to two, to 20. “At that point, I started saying if we wanted to be successful in the US ., we needed our own showroom,” says Romano.
When Rimadesio began looking for a location, he was faced with the all-too-familiar skyrocketing prices of the Manhattan real estate market. Then the pandemic came. “We had seen this space before COVID, but the money they were asking for was beyond what we might think,” says Romano. “When COVID happened, I said, ‘Okay, let’s check again.’ Another real estate agent gave us many options and told me that the owner was willing to discuss the price. We got it 37 percent, and I called [owners and brothers Luigi and Davide Malberti] and said either we do it now, the right price, the right location, or never. A week later, we agreed on the space.”
The new flagship is distributed over three floors with a total of more than 6,000 square feet, a space that led the Italian architect andrea pozzoli about a year to renew. Spearheaded by Romano and a team of four, the showroom features the company’s full product portfolio, from doors and shelving to panels and cabinets, allowing architects and designers to experience various Rimadesio products working in concert. “Designers can touch and see that Rimadesio goes beyond just a sliding door: they see back panels, entire walls, walkways with furniture,” he says. “Suddenly they realize that Rimadesio is not just a product but a complete system. Not only do you sell more this way, but designers can find real solutions. They look like kids in a toy store. And it’s contagious, they use it in one house, and then in another and another. That is what we’re trying to do here.”
In West Hollywood, Soho House’s designer retail arm Soho Home is opening a Soho.Home.Studio location on Melrose Avenue. At over 9,000 square feet, the two-story studio is the brand’s second to open in the US and first on the West Coast. Open only to members of Soho House, the space will also feature a selection of work by member designers.
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RH has unveiled a new furniture gallery in San Francisco on Pier 70. Located in the historic Bethlehem Steel Building, the neoclassical façade was finished by artist James Goodman and the adjoining space features the retailer’s suite of furniture, lighting and home accessories, as well as The Palm Court restaurant.
Multidisciplinary creative group Industrial Craft Studio has opened its first physical store in San Francisco’s Mission District. The commercial space offers a selection of new and iconic pieces, including furniture and housewares, selected by the founder Max Burton and his team of designers.
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Swedish design brand Hem has opened its first dedicated West Coast showroom in the Los Angeles Arts District. Reimagined by Hem’s in-house team, the 1,800-plus-square-foot space was once a dumpling factory, but now lends its postmodern undertone to the brand’s array of home furnishings.
Luxury mattress company Duxiana, known for its Dux mattress, has just opened a showroom in downtown Chicago at 445 North Wells Street, just two blocks from The Mart. For the previous 15 years, the company’s presence in the Midwest was based in Hubbard Woods, Illinois.
Wallcovering titan Maya Romanoff has announced the opening of her headquarters, studio and showroom in Skokie. Serving the greater Chicago territory, the new location will allow designers to work with the brand’s internal team, shop their collections and see the manufacturing process firsthand.
Luxury design firm McLean and Tircuit has moved its retail boutique and studio to the Laurel Historic District. The new space will offer a curated shopping experience for custom furniture, home accessories and gifts, in addition to interior design services from McLean and Tircuit.
Direct-to-consumer furniture retailer Interior Define has opened a new store in Baltimore Harbor East. The design studio concept features staged vignettes to introduce a residential feel to the shopping experience.
Direct-to-consumer furniture and lifestyle brand Burrow has opened a new retail store on Newbury Street in Boston. Following the successful launch of an omnichannel sales approach led by its New York-based storefront, Burrow House Boston is the first of 10 new locations to open over the next two years as part of the brand’s strategic retail expansion.
Family-run Schwartz Design Showroom has announced the opening of the Fulton Street Design Center in Edison. The 12,000-square-foot space will house the Schwartz Design Showroom, the company’s furniture manufacturing partners, and a dedicated mezzanine space for displaying fabrics and wallcoverings.
Following its successful launch in Los Angeles, textile manufacturer Kvadrat is now opening a second showroom in New York. Located at the corner of 475 Park Avenue and 58th Street, the showroom spans 8,000 square feet and features two connecting spaces. The main space, industrial designer Jonathan Olivaresshowcases Kvadrat’s contract lines, while the adjacent Vincent Van Duysen Architects area showcases the brand’s residential offerings.
Danish design brand By Lassen has unveiled a new two-story showroom in Tribeca, where architects and designers can find a variety of the company’s upholstered furniture, housewares and home accessories.
Handmade rug brand Tufenkian has moved its showroom from New York to SoHo. Serving the design trade in the tri-state area, the Wooster Street location also welcomes retail patrons.
Palm Beach, Florida-based home accessories boutique Via Coquina has opened a second location in Sag Harbor. The Hamptons store will feature products that evoke the store’s distinctive outlook, a variety of handcrafted items from the Mediterranean coast selected by the owners. Face Polites Ferro Y kevin ferro.
Multiline Haute Living showroom has unveiled its first New York location in Chelsea. The 7,000-square-foot space features his host of brands, including furniture companies TYP, By Lassen and 101 Copenhagen, lighting by Tom Dixon and more.
Irish design house Orior has announced a new flagship on Mercer Street in SoHo. Coinciding with the opening, the studio will present a new collection of furniture and rugs, as well as the US premiere of the designer’s product. Katie Ann McGuigan.
Home furnishings retailer Arhaus has opened a new store at The Westchester, a shopping mall in White Plains. The 17,800+ square foot location will serve the New York metropolitan area with its retail selection and in-store design services.
Opening June 20, Design Within Reach’s new store will be located one block north of its previous address. Located at 150 Greene Street in SoHo, the space takes a step away from the traditional showroom model to present a softer, more residential shopping experience.
British furniture and interiors company Timothy Oulton has opened an independent gallery in Artz Pedregal, a sprawling design complex in southwest Mexico City. Spanning 4,850 square feet, the new space features the brand’s distinctive lines as well as its 3D room planning service.
Furniture, lighting and home accessories brand Fisher Weisman has opened a gallery showroom in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Located in the historic quarter, the space pays homage to the origins of the brand in the city.
In London, British interior design firm Studio Ashby has unveiled Blewcoat, an appointment-only shopping destination for art and interior decoration. Founder’s Creation sophie ashbythis new store is located within the renovated Blewcoat School, a National Trust listed 18th century building in the City of Westminster.
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Soho Home has also announced the opening of Soho.Home.Studio Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill, London. Spanning nearly 8,000 square feet, the store will be open to members and non-members for interior design consultations with the Soho Home team.
Italian seating designer Very Wood has opened a showroom in Milan. The new location features designs from the brands Rodolfo Dordoni, Neri&Hu, Philippe Nigro, Christophe Pillet, Patricia Urquiola and This Webster.
Italian lighting brand Lodes has opened its first dedicated showroom in the Brera district of Milan. The 2,000-square-foot space marks the latest step in the 72-year-old family business’s growth strategy.
Gervasoni has announced the opening of a new showroom in Milan. Founded in 1882, the Italian home furnishings and lighting brand is now located on Via Spartaco in a bright, contemporary space spanning 7,500 square feet.
Modern furniture wholesaler and retailer Moe’s Home has opened its new showroom location in Vancouver. The 30,000+ square foot space not only showcases the company’s array of products, but will also serve as a design hub for the region, hosting semi-annual markets in May and September.
Home page image: Inside Rimadesio’s flagship NoMad showroom in New York | Courtesy of Rimadesio