Maya Romanoff Flagship Showroom
Interior Architecture Award Submission
This space was designed to be a experiential manifestation of the Maya Romanoff brand, riding the line between artisan and elegance. The location is not the typical Merchandise Mart rectangle but a six walled truncated showroom at a remote dead-end. Instead of fighting this, we made these drawbacks benefits.
Our plan was based on a radial grid fanning out from an entryway source point. The long corridor is bisected by one of these radials and back-lit dimensional letters draw one down the expanding entry swoop to a smooth transition entryway and seamless flow around the showroom.
We developed custom displays, pullout panels, chandeliers, worktables and a reception desk expanding out from the entry transition providing multiple opportunities for product applications. Every surface is swathed with Romanoff surfacing materials. 81 double sided 108' x 30' pull out panels showcase offerings in large presentations that glide as elegantly as they look. Focused low level lighting was then applied like a finish, creating a sense of calm and beauty inherent of the Romanoff product and brand.
- Rupsis Associates Architects
- Associate Architect
- Design Collaboratives
- Maya Romanoff Extraordinary Surfacing Materials
- General contractor
- Bear Construction Co.
- Chicago, IL