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One answer when asked you “Places to visit in NYC” and “things to do at Manhattan“? British designer Tom Dixon has opened a permanent design store in New York‘s Soho neighbourhood, saying USA has become “a land of opportunity” for Tom Dixon design brand! The Shop, which opened 3 November at 243 Centre Street, encompasses 1,000 square feet (93 square metres) and is located at street level, just a few blocks from other showrooms of world leading furniture brands as Luceplan, Foscarini, Ingo Maurer!
Tom Dixon has run a New York office for five years, but this marks his first retail space in the city, “America has truly been the land of opportunity for us over the last couple of years, so we wanted to have a direct connection with the people who enjoy our work,” explained Dixon. Tom Dixon described his store as “a service centre for professionals and consumers, where the complete catalogue of ‘extraordinary products for everyday use’ can be shown, explained, demonstrated and of course, purchased.”
The showroom carries Tom Dixon’s furniture collection, including classics such as the Copper shade and Mirror Ball light, along with more recent additions like the Wingback range, Melt pendants and Brew coffee set. The store also offers interior design consultation for residential and commercial projects.
“It was important to have a space at street level with an open door where everybody can come in and see our fresh ideas at first hand,” he added. “I hope this will be the departure point of many great adventures in the New World.” The American market for high-end design is “growing incredibly” according to European brands, who are opening showrooms and restructuring their US businesses to take advantage of booming sales. Dutch furniture company Moooi opened a New York showroom this year, as did the Spanish tile company Porcelanosa, making these showrooms, the best selection of things to do in New York!
The surge of luxury residential developments in New York and Miami – many of them designed by big-name European architects – is helping drive the boom, with brands following architects such as Herzog & de Meuron,Foster + Partners, BIG and OMA across the Atlantic.
The designer said his clientele is very diverse, ranging from professional architects to design enthusiasts who “are interested in the evolution of international interior style”. The designer’s main showroom, The Dock, is located in west London. Dixon also has two concessions inside Harrods, the London luxury department store, and designed Mondrian London Hotel.
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