New York, NY 2005
JGA designed a complete retail environment for Hickey Freeman in a former bank within the historic 1905 Trinity Building on Wall Street. Working within the confines of the landmark building, the architecture and the interiors of the 4000 sq ft men’s luxury store reflect the strong classic American tradition of Hickey Freeman, the last luxury men’s clothing line to be designed and manufactured in the US. The space is a modern interpretation of traditional elements, using a restrained palette of limestone, limed oak, bronze and glass. The architecture, fixtures, and furnishings all reinforce the concept of luxury as defined by Hickey Freeman.
The long, narrow store is divided into three distinct spaces, each of which defines a unique selling area: Sportswear and Fittings, Tailored Clothing, and Custom Tailoring. The three spaces become progressively more luxurious and enveloping in experience. Custom cabinetry along the walls displays merchandise. Backlit glass block panels mirror the existing windows on the opposing wall, providing a balanced ambient light. Within Custom Tailoring, luxurious fabrics are displayed along the walls, and a seating area, work tables and desks provide space for clients to peruse a range of fabrics, linings and buttons. Handmade rugs and custom bronze fixtures reinforce the luxury of the clothing. The furnishings and fixtures are positioned to direct the flow through the store, and become sculptural elements on their own.
Photography by Catherine Tighe