Arhaus Furniture Debuts Their Newest Store in Manhattan
Arhaus Furniture always allows us the ability to visit interesting locations – be it a farm, a trout club, a beach, a vintage greenhouse, a southern plantation, or a turn of the century mansion – art directing photoshoots literally takes us into the pages of an Arhaus catalog.
In May – Anne, John and Brian had the fortune of attending the opening gala for the newest Arhaus store in New York City. Arhaus transformed a two-story warehouse space into an exquisite exhibit of everything that Arhaus is – incredibly crafted furniture, lush rugs, unique accessories and beautiful lighting – all styled and placed with perfection. The elegance of Arhaus product finds itself a striking new environment to reside in, amongst the chic downtown dining/shopping mecca of the Meat Packing District in lower Manhattan. It was fascinating to meet the many vendors and designers from all over the world, and hear their rich history with Arhaus Furniture, who is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year.
The perfectly balmy May weather allowed us to take advantage of the sights and sounds of New York City in the best possible way – walking everywhere. We witnessed the haunting beauty of the work of Alexander McQueen in the exquisitely curated retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, window shopped our way through Greenwich Village at which Anne and Brian put the legendary Magnolia Bakery cupcakes to the test (yes they are incredible and worth waiting in line for), and dined at the delicious open air restaurant Barbuto,recommended to us by our client Zack Bruell.
One of our favorite experiences had to be The High Line. The High Line is an elevated walking park created from a railway system originally constructed in the 1930s to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan's streets. Non-operational since 1980, the park was constructed using monies raised by “the Friends of the High Line” conservancy, transforming this once despaired of and abandoned landscape into a thriving and lush park, alive once again with greenery, people and public art. It was nothing less than inspiring to peacefully walk above the streets of the bustling city, as you encountered all the variations of botanicals nestled amongst the train tracks, art, and countless visitors strolling, reading, resting, and sunning along the mile-and-a-half park. The High Line is a MUST visit next time your find yourself in New York City.
New York City is always inspiring, especially for designers – where incredible signage, packaging, window displays and fashion are a part of daily city surroundings. We were certainly honored to be a part of such a monumental achievement for our friends at Arhaus Furniture, and we wish them continued success in their new city home!