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SoHo: The stores we loveThursday 21 May 2015
As you know, Soho in New York is prime shopping and dining territory, but what may be also found there? Recently the team of CovetEdition has been wandering in Soho. Let us tell you more about this popular zone and stores in New York.
SoHo is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, which in recent history came to the public’s attention for being the location of many artists’ lofts and art galleries.
Nowadays it is more noted for its variety of shops ranging from trendy upscale boutiques to national and international chain store outlets. The area’s history is an archetypal example of inner-city regeneration and gentrification, encompassing socio-economic, cultural, political and architectural developments.
Almost all of SoHo is included in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, which was designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1973, extended in 2010, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978.It consists of 26 blocks and approximately 500 buildings, many of them incorporating cast-iron architectural elements. Many side streets in the district are paved with Belgian blocks.
Besides, we would like to pay your attention to the following brands and their stores in SoHo – Rolf Benz, Almora, B&B Italia, Flos, Moroso, Michel Club, Design within reach, Husk, Flair, Artemide, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Ingo Maurer, Nanimarquina, Shimna, Moma Design, Poltrona Frau, Ligne Roset, Molteni.
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When German furniture brand Rolf Benz was looking for a venue to act as a portal for its American audience, New York City quickly emerged as the obvious choice. Home to ICFF, the continent‘s most important annual furniture fair, the city‘s reputation as a cosmopolitan metropolis matches the firm’s values of individuality and flexible living.
Rolf Benz is one of Europe‘s most renowned manufacturers of premium upholstered furniture and is already celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. The opening of the flagship store at SoHo design showroom Studio Anise during ICFF 2014 marked the latest stage in the firm’s strategic expansion. Situated at the heart of one of the city‘s most vibrant and creative boroughs, Studio Anise was chosen because of owner Paul Anis‘s reputation for introducing top brands to the American market and will offer visitors the chance to experience the comfort and precision manufacturing of Rolf Benz’s furniture firsthand.
B&B Italia specializes in modern and contemporary furniture made in Italy.
The Italian lighting manufacturer Flos has opened its first American store in SoHo, NY. The store has the company’s most popular fixtures, including classic models like the Arco floor lamp and the Taccia table lamp, by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, as well as more recent pieces like Philippe Starck’s table lamp modeled after an AK-47.
Also, have a look at the beauty of design from Moroso that is an Italian company offering colorful and funky pieces.
The flagship Studio stores DWR in the heart of the world-renowned SoHo shopping district are magnificent and will inspire every customer. DWR offers modern-design classics from newcomers like Shin and Tomoko Azumi (such as the LEM piston stool with dark walnut seat) and old masters like Marcel Breuer, Mies Van der Rohe, and Jean Prouvé. The centerpiece of a store —a glass-enclosed cantilevered duplex “apartment”—which was crafted to give visitors an idea of how items from disparate DWR collections could cohabit, marking a departure from sales floors at the firm’s other locations.
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The FLAIR Soho store is the result of a longstanding friendship between Nunno, Maroto, Mariotti and Tabacchi. FLAIR in New York represents the opportunity for Nunno and Maroto to bring together the artistic history of Soho, the polish of vintage European furnishings, and their timeless collection of contemporary classics.
Located in the heart of Soho’s design district, this Italian outfit showcases sleek lighting fixtures, from task, table, and floor lamps to sophisticated track and suspension systems.
Boffi Soho is a showcase for the company’s technically superior and streamlined Kitchen, Bath and Wardrobe Systems. Boffi’s models are created by an evolving collective of renowned designers, and they are based on a distinctive company history and philosophy.
The Cappellini showrooms represent the ideal home where iconic products, container systems and accessories recreate an environment that speaks the brand’s language.
Cassina brand is situated in Monobrand Store in Soho District.
German-born, award-winning lighting designer Ingo Maurer’s shop in Soho is almost more art gallery than retailer.
Ligne Roset New York showcases a variety of contemporary furniture and accessory designs in its two Manhattan showrooms.
Molteni & C Dada, SoHo, New York Furniture Store offer high quality designer collection including closets, single furniture, tables and chairs, sofa and armchairs.
Catalan carpets company Nani Marquina opened a showroom in New York’s fashionable downtown Soho district in March 2014, its second in the world, after Barcelona.
Poltrona Frau reopens the doors of their flagship showroom in Soho after undergoing extensive renovations and celebrates the reopening with an event to honor “Pausa di Luce”, a partnership with the Italian winemaker Luce della Vite.
Shimna makes furniture that avoids the aesthetic of the moment. There are traditional methods and materials combined with contemporary ideas.
MOMA Design Store
A must for design fans, the museum’s stand-alone retail arm assembles an impressive array of contemporary furnishings and gifts, including sculptural vases, clocks, kitchenware and gadgets.
Taschen is a store dedicated to pop, kitsch and T&A, in semi-gloss, soft-, and hardcover book form.
The Covetedition magazine is right now in New York. Our luxury magazine enjoyed being in the heart of shopping zone in SoHo district. We will inform you more about our adventures in New York.