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Foscarini brings intimate home areas to the forefront with VITE

Tucked away on Greene Avenue in Decrease Manhattan is a storefront whose late-19th century cast-iron facade—full with ornate Corinthian columns drenched in a wealthy cream shade—juxtaposes towards daring, purple branding. This cohesion of up to date design and historic structure serves because the backdrop for Italian lighting model Foscarini’s flagship New York showroom. Foscarini co-founder and president Carlo Urbinati advised AN that the model’s stateside growth into SoHo almost a decade in the past was one thing of a no brainer. “Foscarini has been in New York since 2013, when SoHo was the premiere neighborhood devoted to revolutionary design and experiences,” he mentioned. “It was, and nonetheless is, for my part, the worldwide vacation spot for design, artwork, tradition, and structure.”

Though the first operate of the present house, designed by architect Ferruccio Laviani in 2017, is to showcase Foscarini’s product vary, now by way of Might 20th, it doubles as an exhibition house for a particular inventive presentation dubbed VITE (Italian for “lives”). That includes evocative pictures by artist Gianluca Vassallo and written works by Flavio Soriga, VITE offers showroom guests with intimate glimpses into the non-public home settings that every lamp included within the exhibition occupies.

With VITE, Urbinati wished to deliver the intimacy and luxury of “house” in a number of international cities to the model’s SoHo storefront. As acknowledged in a press launch for VITE, “guests are taken by way of the varied scenes, as they’re transported inside actual houses in Copenhagen, New York, Naples, and Shanghai.” The central focus, as Foscarini defined, is “not the merchandise however the human beings, leaving viewers to gaze into and roam across the non-public areas of people.”

You’ll be able to tour the complete showroom and exhibition on our interiors and design web site,


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