© Scott Frances

J.T. Magen builds flagship for Barneys New York in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood

The luxury specialty retailer returns to its original 1923 location with a modern aesthetic and a striking central spiral staircase.

Architecturally stunning.

– Architectural Digest 

The store is completely unique compared to any other store downtown. It is subtle, but inordinately luxurious. We wanted to create a calm and tranquil environment with a neutral, but richly varied color palate that truly highlights the merchandise.

– Steven Harris, founder, Steven Harris Architects, in Retail & Restaurant 

Customers tell me they feel they can breathe in a Barneys and that many big stores feel claustrophobic – that they’re overwhelmed by merchandise, logos, the graphics. We’ve created an oasis of calm, beauty, luxuriousness, to really let the product shine. 

– Mark Lee, chief executive officer, Barneys New York in WWD 

See the design and construction of this Chelsea store

Photos: J.T. Magen

Architectural drawing: © Steven Harris Architects; photo: © Scott Frances 

Photos: ©Steven Harris Architects, Scott Frances

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Project Facts

Barneys New York Downtown
Address: 101 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
Size: 53,000 sq. ft.
Architects: Lalire March Architects, Steven Harris Architects
MEPS engineer: Rosini Engineering

Barneys New York Downtown wins four top awards!

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    Best High Fashion Retailer

    NYCxDESIGN Awards 2017
    Interior Design


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    Best Retail Store

    Best of the Year Awards 2016
    Interior Design


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    Award of Excellence

    International Lighting Design Awards 2017
    International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)


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    Interior Lighting Commendable Achievement

    Design Awards 2017
    Architectural Lighting


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