Timothy Oulton opens New York flagship store
Timothy Oulton, the British luxury furniture, lighting and home accessories brand, has opened a new store on the east coast of the US in New York’s Flatiron district.
Designed by the brand’s in-house team, the flagship store spans 7,170 square feet at 901 Broadway at 20th Street.
Timothy Oulton has 47 retail stores worldwide including seven further stores in the US. The brand’s roots date back to 1976 when Tim Oulton’s father opened an antiques shop in Manchester, England before Tim later took over the business.
Commenting on the opening, Oulton said: “We opened one of our first galleries in New York City back in 2009 because I considered New York one of the great, if not the greatest, of the world’s cities. It’s a global epicentre of great design, so I’m excited to be reopening here. We recently opened new stores in Downtown Los Angeles and Miami, but New York is extra special and complements openings in other prominent gateway cities elsewhere in the world.”
The new store features a 1,890 square foot main showroom area on the first floor and a 344 square foot mezzanine. An open stair connects to a 1,221 square foot lower level that provides additional showroom space as well as a café bar. Additional space on both floors is designated for storage and mechanical spaces.
The shop includes several unusual features the most dramatic of which is the brand’s signature Apollo capsule that has been built to the same scale as NASA’s Apollo 11 command module. Prominently placed in the centre of the main floor, the capsule acts as a luxury lounge that features a bespoke tufted leather interior with crystal lighting.
The store was developed by New York City-based McAlpine Contracting. McAlpine vice president John Nolan said: “This $1 million construction project revitalises the iconic retail space, which was recently vacant, and attracts buyers to the vibrant Flatiron neighbourhood at the time when the retail industry is beginning to recover in Manhattan and nationally.”
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