Bernardaud proudly announces the reopening of its US flagship boutique at 499 Park Avenue at 59th Street in New York. The company's completely remodeled store opens its doors on Tuesday, 25 October to retail partners, press, commercial clients and customers. The soft open coincides with the presentation of its new collections during the Fall 2011 Tabletop Market.
Originally opened in 1996, the 1,500 square foot Park Avenue boutique underwent total renovation that incorporates distinctive design pieces produced by Bernardaud in its interior decoration. The pristine interior with pure lines is illuminated by two en-branch chandeliers,wall sconces and pendant lights designed by French decorator Olivier Gagnere. Part of the company's /Park Avenue/ collection of furniture and lighting fixtures, they add to the modern yet refined atmosphere in which clients may discover the rich array of product offerings from espresso cup and saucers sets, and classic to contemporary styles in dinnerware patterns to limited edition Chagall collections. Wood cabinetries where its fashion-forward jewelry pieces are on display were custom-crafted by artisans in France exclusively for Bernardaud. The
company produces an array of product lines from giftware, jewelry and tableware to lighting, decorative objects and furniture. Offering exquisite items for any budget, every Bernardaud piece is produced with unmatched quality and refinement.
The company's passion for design is evidenced by its recurrent collaborations with artists, designers and architects to create unique
objects that fuse design, art and lifestyle. An example are the unique porcelain appliqués, conceived by the Italian architect and designer Andrea Branzi, called /Treille/ that are mounted on a mirrored section of the far wall of the boutique. All these elements combine to create an atmosphere that not only welcomes but transports a client into the universe of Bernardaud. "We wanted our Park Avenue boutique to be representative of our company's creative artistry, innovative nature and commitment to quality in response to the needs and desires of our individual, designer or hospitality clients, "states Michel Bernardaud, fifth generation Chairman and CEO, who will be present for the opening.
Bernardaud---a family owned-and-operated company founded 1863 in Limoges, France---is the premier manufacturer of fine porcelain. It is recognized worldwide for its commitment to the French traditions of refinement, innovation, and creativity in the crafting of porcelain tableware, interior design and jewelry collections. Using only the finest materials and artisan talent, each Bernardaud object is imbued with unrivaled luminosity, beauty and durability. The company also supplies custom-order table services to top-tier hotels and restaurants around the world. Bernardaud maintains two retail boutiques in New York and Chicago.
For store locations, hours and information visit www.bernardaud.com or call (800) 884-7775.