During the NYCxDesign festival – which every year involves creatives, design studios, cultural institutions, makers and artisans, schools and companies in the Big Apple – the Canova and Nero Cucine brands inaugurated (in collaboration with Pianca&Partners) a new flagship showroom in the heart of the SoHo Design District, one of the areas of Manhattan with the greatest vocation for design, art and good living.
With a surface area of 300 square metres located inside the Little Singer Building on Prince Street, a 12-storey building dating back to 1904 with an iconic terracotta, glass and steel façade, the space offers a testimony to the two brands’ quest for excellence and harmony between design and functionality. The showroom serves as a privileged meeting point for customers and design professionals.
“We are delighted to unveil this collaboration between Canova, Nero Cucine and Pianca&Partners,” said Bartolomeo Bellati, managing director of Canova and Nero Cucine. “Our experience combined with our passion for design and commitment to providing exceptional solutions has led to the creation of a showroom that truly reflects our dedication to innovation and timeless elegance. We invite customers, designers and enthusiasts to visit our showroom to experience Italian artistry and craftsmanship first-hand.”
The inaugural set-up focuses on a few key elements: NP4 by Nero Cucine, the largest kitchen island with a sliding marble top; boiseries for kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and wardrobes by Canova; and upholstered furniture by Pianca&Partners for contract environments. In addition, the showroom provides a material library where visitors can explore a wide range of options for customising their projects.
A few words about the protagonists: the name “Canova” derives from the Venetian dialect Ca’ Nova, new home, and accompanies its customers in the realisation of the perfect living space by offering the best of Italian craftsmanship. Founded in 2003 in New York by Bartolomeo Bellati, an engineer, and designer Stefano Venier, Canova specialises in kitchens, bathrooms and bespoke workmanship for single-family residences and multi-unit complexes.
Bellati and Venier are also the founders, also in New York, of Nero Cucine, a brand created to give substance to the concept of ‘Hyper Kitchens’: projects where research and engineering development are combined with traditional Italian craftsmanship, projecting it into the future with extreme – in futuristic design, technical performance – and exclusive collections. Pianca&Partners is a network of Italian companies operating in the world of contract interiors whose development model revolves around flexibility, collaboration and economies of scale.