Two more companies arrive in Aspen | News


Two more businesses announced their arrival in Aspen this week, joining the general trend of openings just ahead of the busy winter season.

Gabriela Hearst, specializing in home accessories, fine jewelry, and men’s and women’s clothing, has opened a pop-up store at 461 E. Hopkins Ave. in partnership with another high-end retailer, Max. The store will be open until March 31, according to a press release.

The retailer has two flagship stores, one on Madison Avenue in New York and another on Brook Street in London.

“I’ve had a feeling for a while that Aspen is a place we wanted to explore, and we have a great friend, Max, who has a space that we were able to transform with salvaged sequoias and rooms that our collaborators, Antoine Dumas and Benji Gavron, created specifically for this project, ”said Gabriela Hearst, Founder and Creative Director, in a press release.

Gabriela Hearst’s Aspen Residence continues the brand’s commitment to sustainable design and offers custom furniture and accessories designed in collaboration with Dumas, a French sculptor and furniture designer, and Gavron, a wood craftsman, indicates the press release.

The store offers “the best of Gabriela Hearst’s collections for women and men”, including ready-to-wear clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories, quality jewelry and home furnishings, indicates the press release.

“This will be the first time that a limited assortment of the Gabriela Hearst handbag collection will be available in the Aspen area: in particular the Nina, Demi, Diana, Chapman and Off to the Races. [products]», Indicates the press release.

The statement added that Hearst honored his family’s legacy by launching his eponymous label in the fall of 2015 after taking over the operations of his father’s ranch in Uruguay. She wanted to create a brand that reflects a slower pace and process: “where things are done with care and detail, where tradition is more important than trend, where every piece has a purpose,” the statement said.

Max is a luxury retailer “known for its very astute selection of the best designers in women’s clothing, footwear and accessories.” The retailer opened in Larimer Square in Denver in 1985 before moving to Cherry Creek in 1997. Max expanded to Boulder in 1994 and Aspen in 2000.

In another statement, Italian architect Chiara Santini announced the opening of a full-fledged architecture and design firm at 300 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite B.

Santini, who is said to be an “internationally renowned designer,” will split her time between Aspen, Chicago and Milan, the statement said.

“We are Italian design. We care about every detail, from the materials to the space planning to the lighting, ”Santini said in a prepared statement.

Originally from Milan, Santini, a certified architect and interior designer, has worked on large-scale commercial and residential projects that have received international recognition, including the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem which has been named one of the ‘Best Hotels business in the world ”by Wallpaper Magazine, according to the release.

“Santini remains affable and humble, casually speaking about her career and impressive portfolio not bravado but in terms of the life experiences she has had, the meaningful relationships she has built and her pure passion. for design, “the statement said.

She would have architecture in her blood. “My father was an architect and growing up I would sit in his studio and sketch. This is how my passion for architecture and interior design started, it was in her studio, ”she said.

With diverse experience in all facets of the process, from site planning and architecture to interior design, Santini will bring a broad perspective to the Aspen luxury resort scene, the statement said. She brings “depth to every project she carries out, especially in terms of interior design, by designing key personalized elements like doors, stairs, railings and more,” the statement concludes.


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