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Domus Design Collection

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The Domus Design Collection’s Madison Avenue showroom, once headquarters for an Oriental rug dealer, is a three-story, 30,000-square-foot space. An ornate iron facade and seven large street-level windows on 34th Street and Madison Avenue mark the building, which was designed by Warren and Wetmore (the architects of Grand Central Station) in 1925.

Designers from Phillip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects (New York) renovated the cluttered interior, creating a cathedral-like showroom with sculpted sidewalls and a curving staircase. Furniture vignettes are found throughout the showrooms as well as in window displays large enough for customers to walk through.

Design Team: Phillip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects, New York — Phillip Johnson and Alan Ritchie, design team; Ignatius Caramia, architect Outside Consultants: Claude Engle Lighting, Washington, D.C. (lighting); Wright Design, New York (graphics); Certified of New York, New York (contractor); Donald Kaufman Color, New York (color) Suppliers: Domus Design Collection, New York (furniture) Photography: Tim Lee, New Milford, Conn.

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