Blu Dot Showroom

Blu Dot Lexington is in the heart of Midtown East Design District. This light and airy 14,000 sf store features two showroom levels and a rooftop terrace.

The flagship store transforms the original quirks of the exposed steel-framed building into design opportunities. Visible steel beams and girders are accented with rust paint, while a grid of decorative columns, serving as pathways for electrical service, creates a system of merchandising podiums that define display areas.

 

Perforated acoustic panels, set between columns, form partitions and display nooks for individual furniture pieces. Sheer curtains at the perimeter’s floor-to-ceiling windows diffuse light, offer privacy from the Lexington Avenue traffic, and provide a unified exterior identity. A graphic steel stair, inserted into a dramatic slab cut, physically and visually connects the main showrooms.

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Location
New York, NY
Status
Completed
2023
Client
Blu Dot
Typology
Retail
Size
14,000 sf

Blu Dot Lexington is in the heart of Midtown East Design District. This light and airy 14,000 sf store features two showroom levels and a rooftop terrace.

Perforated acoustic panels, set between columns, form partitions and display nooks for individual furniture pieces. Sheer curtains at the perimeter’s floor-to-ceiling windows diffuse light, offer privacy from the Lexington Avenue traffic, and provide a unified exterior identity. A graphic steel stair, inserted into a dramatic slab cut, physically and visually connects the main showrooms.

Location
New York, NY
Status
Completed
2023
Client
Blu Dot
Typology
Retail
Size
14,000 sf
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The architecture strives to craft an enticing and captivating visual hierarchy within the store—an elegant and purposeful space that seamlessly aligns with Blu Dot’s design approach.

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The architecture strives to craft an enticing and captivating visual hierarchy within the store—an elegant and purposeful space that seamlessly aligns with Blu Dot’s design approach.

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Within the space, a graceful arrangement of decorative columns serves as both conduits for electrical service and a framework for versatile merchandising podiums. These podiums cater to various types of displays, while the delicate perforated felt partitions elegantly outline distinct areas

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Within the space, a graceful arrangement of decorative columns serves as both conduits for electrical service and a framework for versatile merchandising podiums. These podiums cater to various types of displays, while the delicate perforated felt partitions elegantly outline distinct areas

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The staircase radiates a commanding visual presence, simultaneously delineating the first-floor exhibition rooms and bridging the connection between the first and second floors

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The staircase radiates a commanding visual presence, simultaneously delineating the first-floor exhibition rooms and bridging the connection between the first and second floors

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Architectural

Miriam Peterson

Nathan Rich

Emily Kirwan

Alek Tomich

Martin Carrillo Bueno

Livia Calari

Consultants
Contractor
Hirsch Construction
MEP Engineers
Lilker Associated,LLC
Structural Engineer
Severud Associated, LLC
Expeditor
MK Architecture
Process
Drawings
Selected Press
12/3/2023
Blu Dot's Lexington Ave Showroom announced for AN best of Design Awards

Announcing the honorable mentions of AN’s 2023 Best of Design Awards

Blu Dot Showroom
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