A Theatrical Return to the New York Design Center

March 18, 2014, New York, NY – Colombo Mobili reopens its flagship showroom at the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 809.
The showroom is the sole U.S. presence for Colombo Mobili, makers of exquisite traditional Italian custom cabinetry and reproduction furniture. Jim Druckman, President of the New York Design Center, says “We are delighted that Colombo Mobili has created a new jewel of a showroom. Their commitment to the Design Community and the city of New York is an example for others to follow.” The space has been redesigned by Italian-born, New York-°©‐based architect Giusi Mastro to allow visitors an intimate connection with Colombo Mobili craftsmanship and to best display the breadth of the collection, from solid walnut furniture to the fine wood paneling for which the company name is synonymous.

The journey begins in a space that draws inspiration from the opulence of historical homes and palazzos. Here, visitors are welcomed with the Colombo Mobili signature: hand-°©‐crafted boisierie, paneling, doors, and capitals. Beyond that, the visitor is naturally drawn into a mysterious, “chiaroscuro” lit chamber where groups of furniture are punctuated with points of light, “a theatrical feeling allowing the visitor/spectator a quiet moment of focus and contemplation,” says architect Mastro. A mazelike pathway transports visitors through a gallery of important Colombo Mobili pieces, including the bestselling Vitrine Number 120, a Biedermeier replica created with rare woods including yew and cherrywood, and decadent ebony trim. (The Waldorf-°©‐Astoria New York is one owner.) Light bathes the chairs Number 503 S and Number 503 P, too – Louis XV–style pieces made from European cherrywood and Palisander and displaying the classical proportions that make them an effortless addition to so many diverse environments. This showroom, the company’s only in the U.S., plays a vital role in the 150-°©‐year-°©‐old company. Says Worldwide Vice President Paolo Colombo, “New York is a city rich in tradition and alive with innovation – our NYDC showroom now reflects that idea perfectly. Giusi Mastro’s design illustrates the immense possibilities for Colombo Mobili signature craftsmanship to feel at home in the modern age.” As a display of gratitude to its New York City community, beginning March 18 for 4 weeks, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of Colombo Mobili items will benefit the Kip’s Bay Boys and Girls Club.