Designer-favorite rug company Marc Phillips has opened a newly expanded showroom inside Manhattan’s Decoration and Design Building. Designed by Uli Wagner, the sumptuous space features darker, moodier vignettes in rich textures like cerused wood and Maya Romanoff wallpaper with accent lighting by Studio Atomic. “We tried to create a residential feel and architectural setting for the rugs,” said Wagner, who took full advantage of the building’s good bones and large semi-round window for natural light.
The showroom displays Marc Phillips’ newly launched collections—including Sierra, which mimics natural landscapes, Rebel, made of leather, and distressed Moroccans—on white plaster, concrete-like tables, sliding racks and seasonally changing furniture scenes, designed to inspire the imagination. “It’s somewhere designers will actually want to spend time where it’s easy and enjoyable to view samples and full-size rugs,” says Marc Partial, co-founder of Marc Phillips. They’ve rolled out the proverbial red carpet.