Design enthusiasts in Boston will have a shorter distance to go now that Molteni&C has opened its first flagship store in the heart of the city’s SoWa district, a neighborhood filled with art galleries, restaurants, shops and open markets. A sub-district in Boston’s South End, SoWa’s is steeped in history of being home to manufacturers of pianos, canned goods and shoes. Previous tenants of its bricked, beamed factory buildings include the Central Power Station for the West End Street Railway Company – a precursor to the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority – which opened in 1891 and was the largest power station at the time, just a few doors away.
Molteni&C brings all its latest collections to Boston. The front of the showroom features items from the brand’s living, dining, storage, and sofa collections, while deeper within its sleeping collections and closet systems are highlighted.
Amongst some of the bestsellers are Bonuccelli’s Pass-Word, a modular storage and home entertainment system that comes in matt or glossy lacquered colours, as well as classic wood essences such as elm, oak and eucalyptus, and is made to accommodate all the latest technology needs.
The showroom will also carry a selection of Rodolfo Dordoni’s pieces, like the Filigree table and the Chelsea series of chairs, and Nicola Gallizia’s 505, which comes in seven widths, three depths and nine heights, and can store everything from coffee table books to televisions. For the traditionalists, the brand’s iconic midcentury designs, like Gio Ponti’s D.152.1 armchair, will also be available for grabs.