Designer Kathy Kuo is bringing her on-line model to a brick-and-mortar location in Southampton, N.Y. in July.
Kathy Kuo House, the eponymous on-line dwelling furnishings model created by TV character and inside designer Kathy Kuo, is opening its first brick-and-mortar retail location in July in Southampton, N.Y.
Every element of the 4,000 square-foot retailer at 30 Jobs Lane was designed and sourced by founder, CEO and inside designer Kuo, with the intention of making an immersive luxurious model presence in certainly one of its key markets. Along with retail, it’s going to function a location for Kuo’s inside design agency and can supply specialised commerce sources.
“I’m thrilled to announce the opening of our flagship retailer this summer season. Kathy Kuo House helps your complete design journey — from inspiration to flawless execution — in a single vertically built-in platform, and now, we’re capable of supply that very same high-touch expertise in-person as nicely,” mentioned Kuo. “This location will enable us to attach with and serve extra clients and purchasers than ever earlier than, aiding in our model mission to assist as many individuals as doable love the place they dwell.”
The shop, which opens July 8, will characteristic an assortment of the model’s best-selling merchandise together with indoor and out of doors furnishings, décor and lighting in a variety of types and challenge sorts. It can additionally introduce Kathy Kuo House’s unique upholstery line, Kathy Kuo House Assortment, which incorporates sofas in unique materials and silhouettes in addition to a line of pillows hand-designed by Kuo. The corporate’s in-house inside design agency can have a presence on the new location, permitting potential and current purchasers to satisfy one-on-one with a designer for any challenge wants. The in-store designer useful resource middle can have trade-exclusive entry to a library of product swatches and samples from high-end model companions and a non-public seating space to deal with any shopper conferences.
“House to a lot of our current commerce members, consumers and design purchasers, Southampton was the pure first selection once we determined to broaden into bodily retail. We really feel so honored to be welcomed into the tight-knit neighborhood, and are wanting ahead to partnering with many native artisans transferring ahead,” Kuo mentioned. “As well as, we can be occupying a location on Jobs Lane that’s none aside from a home, sitting on the primary procuring avenue. It’s extremely serendipitous and fortuitous that our first ‘dwelling’, as a house model, is 30 Jobs Lane in Southampton.”
In remodeling the placement, Kuo enlisted retail strategist and experiential designer Melissa Gonzalez and her group at The Lionesque Group. Gonzalez has spent greater than a decade serving to manufacturers comparable to Nordstrom, Purple, The Citizenry and Burrow construct human connection in bodily areas.
All through the summer season, the retail area can be used for model partnerships, immersive occasions and designer pop-ups to have interaction the neighborhood and guests of Southampton.