BALMAIN NEW YORK FLAGSHIP STORE, 100 WOOSTER STREET, NEW YORK, NY
Located on the cobblestone streets of New York's Soho neighborhood, Balmain’s New York Flagship store is a brightly lit 2,150-square-foot space designed by the Paris-based architecture firm Studio KO and executed by CTA Architects P.C. The French fashion house occupies the commercial space of a cast iron façade building in Soho’s landmarked district, dating back to approximately 1900. The use of undulating walls and white ceiling beams, black marble-lined archways, and over-sized gold and brass accented mirrors creates a certain feeling of lightness and luxury.
The design process was enhanced by an active working relationship between CTA and Studio KO. CTA facilitated weekly coordination and correspondence with the design architect, along with conducting bid interviews, construction administration services, and filing all necessary work with the Department of Buildings and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Design and construction of the ground floor commercial space, as well as the storage cellar was completed in May of 2015.
Owner: Balmain NY LLC, 100 Wooster Street, New York, NY