The famous American multibrand design retailer Luminaire has opened its first showroom on the West Coast, in the West Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.
With an area of about 6000 m2, Luminaire Los Angeles offers the products of some of the most important design brands, including Cassina, Cappellini, Living Divani, Moroso and Porro. Among the new developments, there are collaborations with the Brazilian brand Sollos by Jader Almeida and Minimal kitchens. Besides the furniture, the store presents a wide assortment of accessories and lighting, including pieces by Ingo Maurer and Davide Groppi.
Founded in 1974 by Nasir and Nargis Kassamali in Miami, Florida, for over 40 years Luminaire has been the main importer, distributor (and educator) of European avant-garde design in America. The opening of the showroom in Los Angeles, at 8840 Beverly Boulevard, is an important step for the brand, expanding in a key US market and boosting its worldwide presence after the recent acquisition by Haworth.
The founders of Luminaire have played a fundamental role not only in the choice of products, but also in the design of the space, collaborating with the studio Make of Los Angeles. Nasir Kassamali has imagined a facility – in a two-story structure originally built in the Sixties – that reflects the Miami roots of the brand, incorporating the iconic metalwork on the facade.
Luminaire Los Angeles offers a wide range of furnishings, accessories, lamps, systems and cabinets of many brands, including Cassina, Moroso, Cappellini, JoV Carpets, Kinnasand, Agape, Objects; as well as a number of exclusives like Sollos by Jader Almeida, Kitchens Minimal+Luminaire, Quilt Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Olos Table by Chi Wing Lo.
The idea of working with Sollos came after an encounter between Nasir Kassamali and his wife Nargis with Jader Almeida, art director and designer of the company, during Milan Design Week 2018. The Brazilian firm is thus involved as “premium exposure” at Luminaire Los Angeles in a large section on the second floor, featuring historic and iconic products alongside new creations.
The space also contains a design bookshop opened in collaboration with ArtBook.