Many months in the making, the new flagship of Stellar Works and Calico Wallpaper outpost has opened in the historic Tribeca building once occupied by the beloved, long-defunct Pearl Paint art supply store. Both illustrious design brands—often grabbing headlines with their dynamic wares—decided to join forces late last year and adopt the now popular co-retail model. The mutual benefits of this approach are wide-reaching, especially in the post-pandemic climate. While Calico Wallpaper continues to produce sought-after hand-painted collections, Stellar Works’s high-profile collaborations grow its already robust offering of well-crafted, soberly-styled furniture and lighting. Transforming 4,000 square feet of post-industrial Italianate storefront was a labor of love.
Facing both the rapidly transforming Canal Street and parallel Lispenard Street with its crop of art and design galleries, the new showroom will also serve as an office for both companies. Neighbors include Patrick Parrish Gallery, R & Company, Colony, Roll & Hill, and retail restaurant concept Roman and Williams Guild. Art galleries have flocked to upper Tribeca over the past few months for its more favorable real estate and low rent costs. Opening the multifaceted space on October 1st, the brands deftly choose their moment. New York is yet again buzzing with activity and industry events happening almost every night.