Wpg Free Press: From Polo Park to Central Park EQ3 in NYC
As the Winnipeg Free Press reports:
EQ3’s newest store is closer to Central Park than Polo Park.
The Winnipeg-based company, founded in 2001, officially opened its first store in New York City on Friday, an 11,800-square-foot flagship in the heart of Manhattan that marks the furniture retailer’s boldest move yet, one its president hopes signals his company’s arrival as a major player in the North American furniture industry…
Designed by Thom Fougere, the company’s former creative director and a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s environmental design program, the building is in stark contrast to the literal brick-and-mortar design of nearby flagships such as Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn.
“In a city perpetually overwhelmed with extravagant buildings, we had to find a way to stand out,” said Fougere.
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