“We have strong ties in the United States, ever since the brand began collaborating on projects and collections of products with New York firms such as Yabu Pushelberg, Rockwell Group and AvroKO. We are very enthusiastic about taking our place in the center of the American design industry,” says Yuichiro Hori, founder and CEO of Stellar Works, a company with headquarters in Shanghai that combines the excellence of traditional Asian crafts with modern production methods.
Entering the artistic and cultural community of New York, between Soho and Tribeca, the flagship store of Stellar Works at 304 Canal Street is located inside a building that dates back to 1860, designed by the architect John Snook, known for having created some of the most important cast-iron buildings in Soho.
Organized on two levels – with the showroom on the ground floor and offices above – the interior design by David Bench of the studio INC_A of New York reveals an unexpected display concept, with a secondary entrance at 57 Lispenard Street.
The opening also marks the first collaboration with the designer Luca Nichetto and his Space Invaders, an unexpected and eclectic line of tables, lamps and trays made with parts in Murano glass, in dialogue with the latest creations of Nendo, OEO Studio, Neri & Hu and Space Copenhagen, available for the first time in the United States.
The new location also offers another surprise: an exclusive partnership with the brand of custom wallcoverings made in Brooklyn, Calico Wallpaper, founded by Rachel and Nick Cope, whose first physical display space is inside the New York showroom. “Our studio is located at Red Hook, in Brooklyn – says Nick Cope – and this presence in Manhattan allows us to make a stronger connection with the design community, enabling us to launch many new collections, from those created in-house to lines designed by creative talents like Sam Baron and Meyer Davis.”
304 Canal St. – New York