121 Greene Street
Designer: Partners & Spade
The designers outfitted the storefront space with rolling ladders crafted by Putnam Rolling Ladder, custom-made brass library lamps, long, white-painted wood tables, and Rosewood shelves lined with old books purchased from the Strand bookstore. Customers can browse Warby Parker’s eyeglass selection the same way they would browse books in a library. An open skylight at the back of the store floods the space with natural daylight, which nourishes plants that overflow from custom-built vases. The seating areas feature mid-century furniture, while a terrazzo floor with a laid-in logo lends the brand a sense of old fashioned permanence.