Site Visit: Alessi NYC

Site Visit: Alessi NYC

NYC saw the return of Italian product maker Alessi. The new shop is positioned well, just a few steps down from the other designer goods mecca, Moss on Greene Street....

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 18 september 2006

NYC saw the return of Italian product maker Alessi. The new shop is positioned well, just a few steps down from the other designer goods mecca, Moss on Greene Street.


The shop was designed by Hani Rashid of Asymptote Studio. Hani is the brother of icon designer Karim Rashid. The shop is all white and sectioned by bands of lighting that transition back through the space. The front of the space is devoted to a coffee bar. Walk towards the back of the store, and you see Alessi products displayed in wall shelving and bent metal floor shelving. There are large wall mirrors at the mid point and back of the store that make it a bit disorienting. The products show well and each of the shelves have integrated led display lighting. The planning of the space is a bit odd though. Devoting nearly half of the front to the cafe does take up a lot of space. I don’t think most people associate Alessi with a place to stop for coffee, they want to see and buy products. You don’t have any kind of impression of the merchandise from the window or the front of the store. Not to say the cafe won’t be a success, but it’ll be a challenge.

Alessi is at 130 Greene Street between Houston and Prince.

A few more photos are here: [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]


Machine Printer Uses Coffee Drips To Create Intricate Portraits

Arts & Culture
Technology december 2, 2016

Why Nest Doesn't Get The Holidays

PSFK founder reacts to the damaging effects of poor email marketing

Children december 2, 2016

Robots Could Be Joining Dubai’s Police Force In 2017

The real-life RoboCops can salute, shake hands and collect traffic fines


Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Retail 2017

See All
Travel december 2, 2016

Parka Hides And Charges Portable Devices

Bolt is a jacket that lets people carry and charge their various electronics without the need for an outlet

Food december 2, 2016

Yelp's New 'Yelfie' Feature Lets Diners Take Selfies

The update is designed to encourage people to attach a selfie when they share their experiences

Design & Architecture december 2, 2016

Build Your Own Savory Cheese Advent Calendar

A British food blogger has created a guide to building a different kind of holiday surprise

Fitness & Sport december 2, 2016

Floating Gym Concept In Paris Is Powered By Your Workout

The proposed design from Carlo Ratti Associati lets passengers ride a stationary bike as they travel through Paris along the Seine River


Future Of Retail 2017
Transformation Strategies For Customer-First Business

PSFK Op-Ed november 22, 2016

Digital Strategist: Why “Big Sensing” Is Key To Retail’s Future

Bud Caddell, Founder of NOBL, shares why the most capable and useful asset in any retail environment is the workforce

PSFK Labs december 1, 2016

Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

Syndicated december 2, 2016

What Does The Future Of Android Look Like In A World With The Pixel?

Google’s decision to make its own phone might have looked like a blow to the likes of Samsung but the reality is much more interesting

Retail december 2, 2016

Customer Service Expert: Why Offline Retail Has Better Data Than Online Retail

Healey Cypher, Founder and CEO of Oak Labs, shares why we should be thinking about the physical store as an e-commerce site

Fashion december 2, 2016

Alexander McQueen Designs A 3D-Printed Umbrella

3D-printed fashion arrives in time for the winter season

Work december 2, 2016

Why Training Associates To Be Advocates Is Key To Retail Success

In our Future of Retail 2017 report, PSFK Labs discusses strategies to prioritize customer service, which begins with associate advocates

Media & Publishing december 2, 2016

Netflix Creates Binge Candle To Celebrate A New Season Of Gilmore Girls

The streaming service developed a special layered candle that creates candle with episode-specific smells


Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders

Arts & Culture december 2, 2016

Interactive Film Tells A Story About Living With Cancer

A moving song written by a father of a cancer patient comes alive in a 3D environment

Automotive december 2, 2016

Audi And LEGO Exhibit Autonomous Vehicle Installation

The installation at Design Miami explores the 25th hour, which represents bonus productive work or play time

No search results found.