Pastel Shades and Airy Interiors: Egg Collective Unveils the New TriBeCa Showroom

The right setting for the new furniture collection and the debut of ‘Material Matters’ exhibition

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Pastel Shades and Airy Interiors: Egg Collective Unveils the New TriBeCa Showroom
31/05/2019 - Egg Collective unveils a brand new flagship location on the ground floor of a historic building in TriBeCa located at 151 Hudson Street, spurred by the idea of being more accessible to clients and visitors. Designed by Crystal Ellis, Hillary Petrie and Stephanie Beamer – the trio behind Egg Collective – the space reflects the airy yet rich materiality the brand is acclaimed for. Egg Collective

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Previously a law office, the space had to be completely gutted, which allowed Egg Collective to conceive of the design in its entirety. The trio consciously harkened back to their architecture education creating two large open showrooms, which frame two smaller vignette-like spaces, pacing one’s experience throughout.
 
Design highlights include Egg Collective custom hardware in mirror polished solid stainless steel, a custom designed polished stainless steel reception desk, a sinuous sheer curtain at the entryway, thick curving walls and honed limestone flooring with custom carpets. Egg Collective

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In tandem with the opening, Egg Collective also launched a collection of new designs including the Landry Bookcase, the Hornbake Sofa, the Finn Table and the Martie Desk/Console. Having worked on the collection simultaneously to the showroom allowed the trio to move back and forth between the scale of architecture and furniture, allowing the new space and their newest body of work to play off of – and inform – one another.
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Supporting other designers has been at the core of Egg Collective’s ethos since the company was started in 2012. Highlighting the transitions between the spaces are specialty wall treatments from the ‘Matte’ collection by Callidus Guild, exclusively represented by Egg Collective. The ‘Matte’ wall finishes beautify and elevate the space. As with all of Callidus Guild's work, the ‘Matte’ finishes are breathable, healthy, low VOC finishes and naturally act to purify the air. Ellis, Beamer and Petrie also collaborated with textile artist Hiroko Takeda, who created a boucle and a wool basket weave upholstery fabrics specifically for Egg Collective. Egg Collective

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In tandem with the showroom opening is the debut of ‘Material Matters,’ a group exhibition featuring works by Mimi Jung, Kristina Riska, Matthew King, Tealia Ellis Ritter and Stephen Somple. The new showroom presented in fact a much bigger opportunity to showcase and support the creative work others are doing in this field. With that in mind, Egg Collective stepped up their art program by bringing in fine art photographer Tealia Ellis-Ritter as the curator of their new art program.
 
Each artist in the ‘Material Matters’ exhibition uniquely pushes the materials they have selected to work with, while a reference to the artist’s body, or hand, in the making of the work, operates as a consistent thread amongst the five. Mimi Jung, Kristina Riska and Stephen Somple make fluid in appearance materials that naturally seek rigidity, revealing the impact of the body and the effect of form and void. Matthew King seeks minimalist precision while allowing for evidence of the hand made nature of his wall pieces and actively blurring boundaries between painting and sculpture. Tealia Ellis Ritter aims to influence perception through manual analog manipulation of the photographic negative, connecting the motion of the body to the final image.Egg Collective

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