Radnor opens New York furniture showroom

Radnor's new Manhattan showroom – designed in collaboration with Elizabeth Roberts Architects – presents furniture design and objects championing American manufacturing and design

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Radnor opened its new Manhattan showroom inside a 4,000 sq ft apartment spanning an entire floor and featuring views across the New York cityscape. Inside, furniture by Radnor founder Susan Clark as well as designers such as Karl Zahn and Elizabeth Roberts Architects, who also designed the space. The living room, pictured here, features a sofa by Egg Collective as a sectional centrepiece. The art collection featured in the space comes courtesy of David Zwirner
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When Susan Clark founded the New York-based design company Radnor in 2016, her mission was to create designer-led furniture, lighting and accessories at an approachable level. Working closely with established domestic and international designers on new products, while also presenting furniture from lesser-known names, Clark and her multi-pronged enterprise has brought a new elegance to American-made design. Uniting the roles of gallery, retailer and manufacturer, Radnor has a collection that ranges from bed frames, desks and sofas to soft accessories, planters and handcrafted, one-of-a-kind wooden spoons, all exuding intimacy, mindfulness and care through their inviting proportions.

Building upon its practice of curating experiential showrooms in residential settings (it formerly occupied a two-bedroom apartment at The Bryant, designed by David Chipperfield), Radnor unveils a new home this month in a 4,000 sq ft apartment spanning an entire floor of 180 East 88th Street, a new development from the real estate firm DDG, located in Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill. The airy space is designed in collaboration with Elizabeth Roberts Architects and filled with nearly 70 design works and collectibles. Some notable highlights include a table by Karl Zahn (his first ever furniture piece), a series of solid milled marble tables designed by Clark, along with lighting designed by Clark and the textile artist Alexandra Kohl, which together mark the first time the Radnor founder has put her name to products, and Roberts’ first furniture collection, comprising a small writing desk, bedside table, upholstered stool and a collection of rugs. All are exclusive to Radnor.

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In the showroom's kitchen nook is a table by Bunn Studio alongside chairs by David Thulstrup for BRDR Krüger. The back wall features a weaving by Oyyo

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‘It was such a joy and felt almost like an indulgence to have that freedom to design my own furniture,’ says Roberts, who is known for her contemporary spin on traditional furniture design. ‘The creation of the collection reflects pieces that I’ve always longed for but could never find. And with Susan’s feedback on each detail throughout the design and production process, the standard of execution is unparalleled.’

Each element of Radnor’s universe emanates warmth and grace; a reflection of both Clark’s shrewd design eye and her Southern charm. Formerly Head of Sales and Production for The Future Perfect, but armed with a design background that includes glass blowing, metal fabrication and traditional weaving, the Nashville-born Clark brings a meticulous appreciation for craft, materials and fabrication to Radnor, reworking American traditions with sophisticated effect.

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A detail of the Radnor showroom master bedroom: on the floor is a rug by Miksi, while furniture includes the Bone Side Table 1 by Loïc Bard alongside the Mae Bed by Adam Rogers

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Although Radnor encompasses an international mix of creatives, it has become regarded as a purveyor and champion of American manufacturing and design. ‘There’s a core integrity and honesty that is expressed throughout the work,’ Clark says. ‘If we’re going to have pillows, they’re going to be handwoven by somebody out there. That physiological essence is what we’re looking for. When you walk into our space, I want you to really feel like you’re home.’
 
She adds, ‘I hope Radnor can help contribute to the history of American design. We’re based here, and I want to make sure that whatever we’re making is constantly thinking about the community of people, who are in this with me, and making them as proud as they can be.’

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A corner of the master bedroom is styled with the a stool by Loïc Bard next to Bunn Studio's Beau Chair and the Pete & Nora Floorlamp by Egg Collective. On the wall is an artwork by Rodney Graham

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The showroom's light-filled dining room is dominated by the Kenny Dining Table by Egg Collective alongside a series of Pillar Chairs by Bunn Studio. An art piece by Suzan Frecon hangs on the wall. Over the table is a pendant light created by Radnor founder by Susan Clark with textile artist Alexandra Kohl

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The Marilyn Twin Bed by Adam Rogers is shown in one of the showroom's bedrooms next to a side table by Egg Collective and the Mae Shelf by Adam Rogers. Julianne Ahn's Horizon Planter and Toshihiko Yoshimoto's smaller Toshihiko Planters stand together beside the window

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One corner of the living room features the Bone Credenza by Loïc Bard styled with a series of Horizon Ikebana Planters by Julianne Ahn. On the wall is Richard Serra's Orchard Street #26, a piece from 2018

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The new Radnor showroom's den comprises the Beau Sofa by Bunn Studio surmounted by the Myrna Wall Mobile by Ladies & Gentlemen. Completing the room vignette is the Bone Coffee Tables by Loïc Bard

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Above the kitchen island is the Stem Shade Rig by Pelle while on the other side is a series of Bone Counter Stools by Loïc Bard

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Another corner of the den is fusnished with Danny Ho Fong's distinctive Molded Lounge Chair, shown next to Loïc Bard's Bone stool and Suzan Frecon artwork on the walls

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Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.

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