In this commercial project, we collaborated with Perkins + Will Architects to create a stunning studio and showroom space for Cadar Jewelry Atelier, an award-winning jeweler in Manhattan. The jewelry designers at Cadar Atelier invite many of their clients to the showroom, so the space needed to be a functional workspace but also a visual representation of Cadar Atelier’s brand.
Our high-end kitchen designers were able to embrace many of the architectural elements introduced by Perkins + Will Architects in this project, including an open loft, industrial style ceiling and a polished concrete floor. One of the signature elements in this space is a storage concept based on retractable doors throughout the loft-style space. The doors themselves are visually stunning, with an exceptional height of nine feet.
Divider elements between cabinets are a combination of antique mirrors and brass frames. On the cabinets, white silk lacquer finish creates a bright and polished appearance, which is paired with custom recessed optical handles. The overall design concept was created to leave ample room for jewelry, tables, and foot traffic for clients.
A particularly notable architectural design element in the space are the columns that are visible throughout the showroom. Perkins + Will Architects left these columns, which are the original columns of the Fuller Building on Madison Avenue in which the studio is located, visible to help to highlight the industrial aesthetic present throughout the space.
A high-end wine cooler is visible in the space, created in a special technique unique for high-end Italian cabinet design. Because the space is both a workspace and a showroom, Cadar Atelier wanted a functional kitchen, but they wanted it out of sight of visitors. Therefore, it is hidden behind retractable doors. It looks just like any of the other cabinets. This project, which allowed our designers to bring our kitchen cabinet expertise into a different space and application, was an achievement of skilled technical design abilities.