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Colony Debuts Street-Level Gallery and Retail Space in New York

Independent design gallery Colony has debuted a retail-level space in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, concluding its 10-year tenure nearby on Canal Street.

In addition to showcasing the latest from Colony’s roster of designers, the new location marks the launch of a retail program curated by Colony founder Jean Lin.

Design details of Colony’s new home

Conceptualized by Lin, the new gallery features white-painted brick and an exposed ceiling—familiar features from its previous location, which have become part of the brand’s identity. Previously an industrial garage, the space preserves many of its raw characteristics, including monumental steel beams and columns that span both the walls and ceilings. An expansive glass façade was added to create an airy ambiance that welcomes passersby inside.

colony showroom tribeca new york woven textile decor checkboard coffee consoleIn collaboration with textile designer Hiroko Takeda, Lin designed a custom panel system to control what is viewable from outside. Various sections of the wall-to-wall drapery will be opened or closed to highlight—or obscure—the collections on view. The drapery, fabricated and installed by Erik Bruce, increases in opacity as it reaches the gallery’s honed concrete floor. Bruce, inspired by Takeda’s fringed AME textiles, fashioned a four-inch fringe between each panel.

“Over 10 years ago, when I saw the run-down loft on 324 Canal Street that became Colony, I knew it was ‘the one,’” says Lin. “Similarly, when I first walked into 196 West Broadway, it was a dimly lit construction zone, but I had butterflies in my stomach. I knew this was the space where I would build Colony’s future. I’m so excited to move to street level and share our little second floor secret with everyone and anyone who walks by.”

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