In Manhattan, two recently opened stores offer unique experiences for design lovers—whether you’re shopping for luxe rugs or unique decor.
Check These Exciting New York Design Destinations Out
Jennifer Manners Brings Its Deeply Textured Wares To New York
Setting up shop in the New York Design Center, London-based rug company Jennifer Manners is bringing its deeply textured wares to the city. Taking over a 2,300-square-foot space on the complex’s ninth floor, the showroom’s one-sided arches gently loom over vignettes displaying the brand’s patterns and colorways. The intimate showroom features warm olive-green, aquamarine, cloud-blue, plaster and linen backdrops against which shoppers can interact with Jennifer Manners’ full range of commercial and consumer rugs. British studio Julian Chichester was tasked with designing an environment that is light and airy—an ambience completed with iconic midcentury furnishings, vintage-inspired Italian chandeliers and silk pillows handmade in Uzbekistan.
Lladró Opens A Dazzling Space Championing Craft And Technology
Commemorating its 70th anniversary, Spanish ceramics manufacturer Lladró has opened a dazzling concept store in the Meatpacking district. Lladró is perhaps most famous for its carefully crafted porcelain figurines—everything from neoclassical ballerinas to futuristic characters by Paul Smith, Rolito and Gary Baseman. The storefront’s various vitrines, integrated display shelves and stepped plinths help visitors experience the different facets of the brand’s history. Valencia-based studio Carmen Baselga Taller de Proyectos worked closely with Lladró to develop a space that champions its craft prowess and implementation of new technology: True to the brand’s mission to push the potential of porcelain to new heights, video screens and 4D sound recordings provide additional storytelling alongside the boutique’s displays.