© 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.
– 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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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