Unique Store Fixtures has received several top awards for high-end retailer Bergdorf Goodman’s ground-floor renovation in New York City.
Shop! Association’s 2017 Design Awards Gold Award for Department Within a Store—the top honor within the category—went to the Bergdorf Goodman ground floor renovation designed by MNA and manufactured by Unique Store Fixtures. The 200 fixtures and displays crafted with luxurious materials create a “store within a store” to showcase jewelry and a separate handbag section. Included in the space are spectacular L-shaped and U-shaped cases with curved glass, stunning stone niches, creative cast metal cases, an unusual U-shaped wrap made of several radius-cut pieces of glass with cast and patinaed metal, sculptured cast glass fixtures, T-stands made of cast bronze, and LED lighting.
After taking the Gold, Unique Store Fixtures accepted the Shop! Association Fixture of the Year and Store Fixture awards for the Bergdorf Goodman Folding Jewelry Screen. This exquisitely crafted screen is made of hand-scored antique brass and high-clarity, low-iron glass. In a shift from the retailer’s former ivory palette, the screen is clad in pearl-gray pigskin and individual vignettes are lined with gray “cat-scratched” velvet. Custom hinges give the impression that the fixture, which is fixed, folds.
Also, two other Store Fixture awards for the Bergdorf Goodman store’s Freestanding Jewelry Wall Case and Sculptural Cast Glass Fixture were presented at the ceremony. The sculpted fixture, consisting of two walls—each constructed with 400 pieces of cast glass and metal shelving with cast metal edges and LED lighting, is a focal display for handbags.
Additionally, the Retail Design Institute (RDI) Innovation Award for Fixtures, Finishes, and Visual Merchandising was presented to Unique Store Fixtures—out of 125 project entries—for the creation of fixtures and displays for the ground floor of Bergdorf Goodman. Design team MNA also received acknowledgement.
The NYCxDesign Awards ceremony for outstanding projects, presented by Interior Design magazine and ICFF at MOMA this past May, included an Honoree award for High Fashion Retail to Bergdorf Goodman for its New Main Floor. This high-fashion retail project was chosen from over 700 entries from 109 design firms and 210 manufacturers as the second-place winner in its category.
“We are so pleased to have been honored with so many prestigious awards for the Bergdorf Goodman renovation,” states Ferro Corrente of Unique Store Fixtures. “It took us one full year to complete the beautifully crafted fixtures for the Bergdorf Goodman makeover. We are elated with the outcome of this extensive project and the notoriety it has received.”