Check out what the city’s newly welcomed showrooms have to offer.
The Alison Lou showroom is a whimsical escape from reality with a noticeable, dreamy Sasha Bikoff flair.
Longtime friends Alison Chemla and Sasha Bikoff designed the Alison Lou showroom together to create a beautifully eclectic space on the UES. The showroom was formed to inspire, create and explore. For maximum safety, clients must make an appointment before entering.
Gold-accented walls complement pink and red furniture and vintage decor, such as a 1940s mirror, a disco dot rug and vintage lip-shaped couches. When in-store, you will find gorgeous Alison Lou earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and charms. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Floor
Marla Aaron worked for 25 years in the global communications industry before realizing the profession wasn’t for her. Then, in 2013, she launched her first collection of handmade designs. By 2016, her entire collection was on display in the Museum of American Finance, leading to her first jewelry vending machine in 2017.
Showcasing her personality, her new showroom is adorned in custom wallpaper, a Ping-Pong table and two life-size statues of Marla’s Locks—the original concept of her collection. The space also features leather lounge chairs and a small telephone booth to take calls in. Clients can come in for one-on-one, socially distanced appointments or via Zoom to shop her line of rings, earrings, bracelets, charms, chains, locks and more. Aaron will also have a small selection of female artists whom she showcases in her store. 37 W. 47th St., 10th Floor
Check out the detailed beauty at Marla Aaron’s new showroom.
New York Tabletop Show
41 Madison is dedicated to the tabletop industry and includes 27 floors with over 90 showrooms working with more than 200 brands. From April 13 to 16, 41 Madison will launch 41 Madison Live!, a livestream event showcasing new showrooms and their products and bringing people together virtually. Creative director for O, The Oprah Magazine Adam Glassman and home fashion director for Bloomingdale’s Kelley Carter will be touring the showrooms, speaking to brand spokespeople about the new collections and giving insight of Meet on Madison, a meeting and event space, as well as Mark’s Off Madison, the on-site restaurant. There will also be an auction of celebrity-designed tablescapes. While scheduled, in-person visits will be safe, the virtual event allows exclusive access to the public at large. 41 Madison Ave.
High-quality designs by Sossego’s brilliant designers are front and center at its first New York City showroom.
“Sossego is a uniquely Brazilian way of life, one of easygoing warmth and bliss,” says Jonathan Durling, founder and CEO of Sossego.
The many windows in its first NYC showroom allow ample natural light to flood in. Offerings inside the new space include indoor and outdoor stools, chairs, tables, sofas, lighting fixtures and accessories. Translated to mean “tranquility,” Sossego works alongside award-winning Brazilian designers to provide customers with warm, relaxed and comfortable products. Its designs are seen in restaurants and cafes, educational institutions, places of worship and many more. 200 Lexington Ave., Ste. 1301
Cowtan & Tout
Decorative textile company Cowtan & Tout is relocating from Manhattan to the expanding creative campus Industry City in Brooklyn. The move is a corporate change to offer better services and amenities for its employees, as well as to keep the corporate office, warehouse and design studio close to each other. This new space will feature a textile design studio, warehouses for the products, meeting rooms, photography areas and open workspaces. “We are excited to move to Brooklyn into a niche community that offers all the services to support our corporate team,” said Key Hall, CEO of Cowtan & Tout, in a press release. Cowtan & Tout will be joining more than 100 other design tenants that make up the Brooklyn Design District at Industry City—a bustling, ubercreative community. 979 Third Ave., Ste. 1022