Stellar Works opens a showroom in New York
Stellar Works New York showroom opens on Canal Street in Manhattan, showcasing the company’s furniture and lighting, as well as an exhibition dedicated to Calico wallpapers
Although the global pandemic has led many retailers around the world to close their brick and mortar stores, Asian design brand Stellar Works has taken the opposite direction, opening its first permanent US showroom in New York City. Located on Manhattan’s bustling and colorful Canal Street thoroughfare, Stellar Works occupies the ground floor of a historic Italian-style building, which once housed the local icon, Pearl Paint. Built in 1880 and designed by architect John Snook, known for designing many of SoHo’s cast iron buildings, the airy 4,000-square-foot space not only provides enough space for the growing collections of furniture and Stellar Works accessories breathe, it’s also home to the first -always physical space of Brooklyn-based design studio, Calico Wallpaper.
Explore the Stellar Works showroom in New York
“When Covid arrived, everyone was so nervous. The situation was very bad in China, but I decided that we had to do the opposite and that we had to be more aggressive, ”says CEO and founder of the company, Yuichiro Hori, based in Shanghai. “I knew SoHo was very quiet so we went looking for properties. We wanted a bigger space and this location between SoHo and Tribeca is very convenient for us. After a difficult year of relative isolation, we are truly delighted to establish a physical presence in New York City and at the center of the American design industry. ‘
The New York home of Stellar Works is a glazed, bright space with high ceilings and two entrances – one on Canal Street and the other on quieter Lispenard Street. Its collections include designs by Neri & Hu, Space Copenhagen and Nendo, elegantly presented alongside gesture wallpaper by Sam Baron for Calico Wallpaper (a company also familiar with collaborations), as well as tableware and small accessories. from Yabu Pushelberg’s Departo line, which Stellar Works produces.
The New York pied-à-terre, whose interior renovation was overseen by David Bench of the Inca architecture studio, is to be followed by a sister space in Los Angeles which will open in November 2021. With new collections from Meyer Davis, Bassam Fellows and more from Neri & Hu and Michele de Lucchi unveiled before the end of the year, Stellar Works fervently makes up for lost time. §