Devon&Devon Launch Flagship Store, Chicago bathroom Showroom, Interior, Design, Images
Devon&Devon Launch Flagship Store
Premier Bathroom Boutiques to Open in Chicago, USA
4 Nov 2015
Devon&Devon Launch Flagship Store in Chicago
Location: 222 Merchandise Mart Plz, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
The flagship store is due to open at the beginning of 2016 in the prestigious Merchandise Mart
Devon&Devon, the Italian designer bath brand, is continuing its growth overseas and preparing to inaugurate its first U.S. flagship store in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart. This exclusive location which, when it opened in 1930 was the highest building in the world, was also at one point owned by the famed Kennedy family. The first floor, LuxeHome, features a curated collection of luxury European and American kitchen and bathroom brands, including Ann Sacks, Antonio Lupi, Artistic Tile, Graff, Lefroy Brooks and Cooper & Graham.
Designed by Devon&Devon’s Art Director, Paola Tanini, the 1,500+ sq. ft. showroom will be characterized by the brand’s signature air of elegance, highlighting its hallmark, refined and eye-catching collections.
“We are proud of the fact that the first Devon&Devon store is located in this city, one of the most important commercial hubs in the North-American market and renowned for its contemporary architecture. The operating HQ, offices and flagship store,” comments Gianni Tanini, Devon&Devon , “will be located in the Merchandise Mart. This opening is the first step towards establishing a strong, structured presence within this crucial market and also marks the setting up of a subsidiary, Devon&Devon USA that will deal with the distribution and marketing of the brand all over North America. ”
Katherine Flaherty, Vice President of Vornado | Merchandise Mart, welcomed the brand to LuxeHome and applauds its expansion within the U.S.: “By locating its flagship store for Devon&Devon USA within LuxeHome at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, the brand is showing its commitment to investing in the American market.”
LuxeHome is the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation located on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
With more than 125,000 square feet of showroom space featured in over 35 boutiques, LuxeHome is host to the finest products for home building and renovation from the most recognized and respected manufacturers worldwide.
Vornado Realty Trust, owner of the Merchandise Mart, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.
Devon&Devon is an internationally renowned bathroom brand inspired by classical design aesthetics, from the formal elegance of the British stately home to the sophistication of the jazz age. Based in Florence, the family run company is led by architects Gianni and Paola Tanini. The parent company, Giulio Tanini, was founded in 1945 to supply materials and sanitary ware to the building trade and the Devon&Devon brand was developed in 1989 to produce complete and distinctive design solutions for the bathroom and beyond.
The name Devon&Devon was chosen in homage to the county after Gianni and Paola had toured the UK to further their research and to source specialised production partners. The company works with skilled manufacturing specialists, including several in Britain, to ensure the finest standards of quality and service, including bespoke finishes on much of its range. Devon&Devon opened its first flagship UK showroom in London’s Westbourne Grove in early 2013, serving architects, developers and homeowners (a professional design service is also available.) The beautifully presented 200 square metre space offers the opportunity to explore extensive collections that have been carefully created to meet every detail of bathroom design.
There is also the Devon&Devon ‘Bath Couture’ service of made-to-measure furniture, fixtures and fittings for when a fully bespoke, built-in bathroom project is required.
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