Rosanne Pugliese

The New York architect collaborated with jewelry designer Rosanne Pugliese on her first retail store.  The site was the messy ground floor of a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights.  Stripping away cheap finishes, they found original brick walls and oak floors.  They further enlarged a window to double as a vitrine for display.  At the sidewalk entry, you step down into an inviting store-cum-salon.  Warm spot lights showcase the jewelry while drawing visitors in.  Deep hues turn rough surfaces and exposed heating pipes into a bas-relief backdrop for Rosanne’s luminous gems and curated objets.  A brass beaded curtain screens a small office.  Behind that is the artist’s workshop.

photos: Maxime Poiblanc