Designer Kathy Kuo is bringing her on-line model to a brick-and-mortar location in Southampton, N.Y. in July.
Kathy Kuo Dwelling, the eponymous on-line residence furnishings model created by TV character and inside designer Kathy Kuo, is opening its first brick-and-mortar retail location in July in Southampton, N.Y.
Every element of the 4,000 square-foot retailer at 30 Jobs Lane was designed and sourced by founder, CEO and inside designer Kuo, with the intention of making an immersive luxurious model presence in considered one of its key markets. Along with retail, it should function a location for Kuo’s inside design agency and can provide specialised commerce sources.
“I’m thrilled to announce the opening of our flagship retailer this summer time. Kathy Kuo Dwelling helps the whole design journey — from inspiration to flawless execution — in a single vertically built-in platform, and now, we’re in a position to provide that very same high-touch expertise in-person as effectively,” mentioned Kuo. “This location will enable us to attach with and serve extra prospects and shoppers than ever earlier than, aiding in our model mission to assist as many individuals as attainable love the place they reside.”
The shop, which opens July 8, will characteristic an assortment of the model’s best-selling merchandise together with indoor and out of doors furnishings, décor and lighting in a spread of types and undertaking sorts. It would additionally introduce Kathy Kuo Dwelling’s unique upholstery line, Kathy Kuo Dwelling Assortment, which incorporates sofas in unique materials and silhouettes in addition to a line of pillows hand-designed by Kuo. The corporate’s in-house inside design agency may have a presence on the new location, permitting potential and current shoppers to fulfill one-on-one with a designer for any undertaking wants. The in-store designer useful resource heart may have trade-exclusive entry to a library of product swatches and samples from high-end model companions and a personal seating space to deal with any shopper conferences.
“Dwelling to a lot of our current commerce members, customers and design shoppers, Southampton was the pure first alternative once we determined to increase into bodily retail. We really feel so honored to be welcomed into the tight-knit group, and are trying ahead to partnering with many native artisans shifting ahead,” Kuo mentioned. “As well as, we can be occupying a location on Jobs Lane that’s none apart from a home, sitting on the principle purchasing avenue. It’s extremely serendipitous and fortuitous that our first ‘residence’, as a house model, is 30 Jobs Lane in Southampton.”
In reworking the placement, Kuo enlisted retail strategist and experiential designer Melissa Gonzalez and her group at The Lionesque Group. Gonzalez has spent greater than a decade serving to manufacturers corresponding to Nordstrom, Purple, The Citizenry and Burrow construct human connection in bodily areas.
All through the summer time, the retail area can be used for model partnerships, immersive occasions and designer pop-ups to interact the group and guests of Southampton.