In keeping with Ahalife’s artisanal-mindedness, founder Shauna Mei has opened a shoppable gallery at Hotel Particulier, a salon-friendly communal work space for creative types in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood.
Located in what used to be a TriBeCa loading dock, Hotel Particulier was started by Frederique Thiollet who welcomes artists, writers and freethinkers on a regular basis. She approached Mei, whose e-commerce site encourages shoppers to learn the back stories about the craftsmen whose products they buy, about selecting items for a store. Their collaboration, which will be ongoing, included other creative elements. Courtney Smith designed the wooden staging installation that shoppers must walk on to peruse the 15 items that are for sale. Smith’s husband Iván Navarro, a lighting designer, has illuminated the space. (His installation “This Land is Your Land” is on view in Madison Square Park through April 13.)
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"