Contract - November 2012 - (Page 36)

RETAIL Orla Kiely With a modern take on vintage, the fashion and accessories of Orla Kiely—now hot in the UK—arrive stateside 36 Even the fashion-challenged among us will recognize Orla Kiely’s signature stem pattern, comprised of cheerfully upturned leaves, which graces hats, journals, pillows, and tops. Proclaimed by The Guardian as the “Queen of Prints,” Kiely is Irish-born and London-based, and with three retail locations to her name in the United Kingdom, she has recently hopped the pond. The Kiely brand encompasses a range of products from handbags to housewares, perfume, stationery, and clothing that is at once lady-like and playfully girlish; Kiely puts a modern spin on vintage patterns and silhouettes. Her entire line is on display in her new flagship store in New York, which “is really a lifestyle store,” explains Paula Flynn, president of Orla Kiely USA. The Kiely team leased a 2,300-square-foot storefront on Mercer Street in fashionable SoHo. To translate the brand into a three-dimensional experience, it engaged Dublin-based firm november 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - November 2012

Contract - November 2012
Industry News
Product Focus: Getting Crafty
Product Briefs: Seating and Carpet
HyundaiCard Air Lounge
Orla Kiely
Vintry Fine Wines
Louis Vuitton Selfridges
Diptych Leadenhall Market and Bleecker Street
Camper Granada
Practice: The Future in Technology and Experiential Interiors
Designers Select: Tables and Casegoods
Ad Index
Small Project: A Lighting Installation Emphasizes Decadence in a Brussels

Contract - November 2012