Rosanne Pugliese

Collaborating with jewelry designer Rosanne Pugliese on her first retail store, New York architects Delson or Sherman struck gold.  The site was the grubby basement of a Brooklyn Heights brownstone.  After stripping away the cheap finishes, they found handsome brick walls and oak floors.  They also enlarged the front window to double as a vitrine for display.  At the sidewalk entry, you now step down into an inviting store-cum-salon.  Warm spot lights showcase the jewelry while drawing guests in.  Deep hues turn rough surfaces and exposed pipes into a bas-relief backdrop for Rosanne’s lustrous gems and curated objets.  A brass beaded curtain screens a small office.  Behind that is the artist’s workshop.

photos: Maxime Poiblanc