Herman Miller, America's most famous design brand, opened its only retail store in North America this week, and there's plenty to ogle within the 6,000-square-foot space. Filled with furniture, lighting, and accessories—manufactured not only by Herman Miller but also by independent designers and sourced from the Chicago auction house Wright—the store in New York is designed to embody the Herman Miller lifestyle.
Unlike-anywhere-else displays of visual artistry. Fully decorated showrooms, filled to the brim with custom furniture. Limited-edition apparel collections. The dresses—oh, the dresses! A designer shoe salon. Jewelry crafted by local hands. Accessories with a global perspective. Beauty finds curated from the finest brands, from cult favorites to the just-discovered. A wedding shop stocked with unusually beautiful gowns. A place to celebrate the outdoors and gather with friends. The new store concept is now open in Walnut Creek, California.
Pottery Barn debuted a new “modern farmhouse” store design last week in Corte Madera, California. The 12,288-sq.-ft. space blends rustic and modern elements and features high ceilings with exposed wood beams, a central skylight and 11-foot high steel framed doors opening to an outside seating area.