Retail and Restaurants

Venanzi, NYC

Flagship retail space for ultra high-end Italian bespoke tailor and shirt-maker in the Crown Building.  Designed as a gentleman’s emporium in Swedish neo-classical style with early XIX Century architectural detailing.

Manrico, NYC

Two level luxury retail space for Italian cashmere flagship store at the corner of Madison and 73rd Street. The project inspired the use of traditional materials in a contemporary way: an antique mercury mirror back wall edged in polished chrome; striated marble columns and floors; a peek-through glass floor panel to the Cashmere Cellar below; and black leather accents including a leather clad cash register.  In addition to stylish contemporary clothing for men and women, the Manrico store offers signature cashmere sheets and bedding and a brand new line of cashmere furniture, another Manrico / Ionescu collaboration using original Art Deco pieces upholstered in cashmere.

Chinatown Restaurant, NJ

Client desired a two-story building renovation for pan-Asian restaurant with modern design sensibility.

City Sun, Upper West Side, NYC

Sister Upper West Side location of popular Union Square tanning salon on 75th between Broadway and Amsterdam in 2 story building with 7 state of the art tanning bed options.  Project demanded a gut renovation of this turn of the century building. City Sun was voted Best of Citysearch 2007 and 2008.

City Sun, 13th street, NYC

Flagship tanning salon in Union Square area with state-of-the-art European equipment designed for a young, trend conscious clientele.  Featured on the television series ‘Sex and the City’.

Arthur on Madison, NYC

First US retail location for French luxury boutique chain founded in 1983 and known for its chic, whimsical sleepwear, boxers, homewear and beachwear. Located in the Madison Avenue landmark district.

Amore Pacific, SoHo, NYC

International skincare retail space and day spa in Soho featuring their proprietory line of beauty products and treatments.  Winner of the 2004 National Retailers Award for the best store under 2,000SF.  Designed in association with YabuPushelberg of Toronto.