The high temperatures last week had us reminiscing about a late spring stroll we took on the Upper East Side to see our products in their final location. It is a special treat to see our fixtures surrounded by gorgeous furnishings and designs, as we do not always get to see the finished projects.
In our first destination, the Louis Leeman boutique on Madison Avenue, classic millwork, rich velvet sofas, and an authentic cobbler’s wooden workbench invites customers to take their time appreciating the handmade leather footwear. Custom cone shaped lights hang from the ceiling along the store walls in Orsman Designs’ lighting design. We loved seeing our handcrafted lights illuminate the handsome handcrafted shoes.
Next, we kept with the theme of shoes and headed for Aquazzura. The Italian footwear designer has opened its first NYC store with references to the Basilica Santa Maria Novella, in keeping with the designer’s Florentine roots. Three California Sunburst Chandeliers float above a rainbow array of ballet flats and high heels in Ryan Korban’s design. The thick black and white striped walls are reminiscent of the church’s details, but their prominence give the space a true New York feel.
Walking to the subway, we passed another Remains Lighting custom project for the Studio Sofield designed building where KRB, a boutique offering a mélange of vintage home accessories and modern items is tucked into the facade. The reflective signs and gilded details of the exterior sconces stood out against the building’s luxurious traditional architecture and carved stone details.
For our next outing, we will be scoping out our fixtures in downtown Manhattan…stay tuned!