Flying Tiger Copenhagen, the Danish design company that creates playful gadgets, beauty products and fashion accessories as well as items for the home, office and throwing parties, will open in 2017 an approximately 3,000-square-foot store at City Point, the largest food and retail project in Brooklyn’s busiest downtown corridor.
The store, which will be located in the Prince Street Passage, Brooklyn’s first interior pedestrian corridor, will be Flying Tiger’s fifth unit in the U.S. The company operates more than 656 stores in 28 countries across Europe and Asia.
Flying Tiger collaborates with a variety of artists. The retailer in the spring introduced a collection of quirky, colorful products developed with the Japanese artist Misaki Kawai. In the fall, the satirical quirky illustrations of British artist David Shrigley will be found on about 30 products including smartphone and tablet covers, notebooks and pencils.
The $1 billion, 1.2 million-square-foot City Point will have 675,000 square feet of retail, including restaurants, entertainment and a food hall. The mixed-use project also consists of apartments and offices. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is slated to open this month, followed by retailers such as Century 21, Target, DeKalb Market Hall, Fortina and Trader Joe’s.
Flying Tiger’s innovation and design department creates about half of the products in the brand’s inventory. The company in 2015 won the iF design award and the good design award for its Tea Bird teapot and Flying Tiger’s Hi Haj water bottle in January snagged the iF design award. A series of stackable pleated jugs and containers, Fold, in June garnered the Red Dot award.
Originally called simply Flying Tiger, the company rebranded itself to include the word Copenhagen. The growing brand introduces some 300 products each month and opened last year more than two stores every week.