NIKI AND SHAOKAO CHENG OPEN
THE FIRST CAMERICH AND
THIRD CALLIGARIS STORES IN NEW YORK CITYBy: Mindy Wu Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan
NEW YORK, NY – Niki and Shaokao Cheng, the award winning husband-and-wife design team, proudly announce the official opening of two luxury home décor showrooms in Manhattan. On September 1, the very first Camerich brand design showroom in New York City opened at a space that will also house the third Calligaris stand alone showroom in the city. The new Calligaris and Camerich stores will be located at 144 West 18th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
The Chengs have owned and operated the BoConcept Franchise in New York and New Jersey for the past 14 years and look forward to further expanding the presence of Italian made Calligaris furniture and introducing Camerich, a globally renowned design brand to the New York market. “We are thrilled to further expand the Calligaris brand in New York- they are known for affordable, classic Italian modern design with many pieces available for quick delivery from our warehouse,” says Niki Cheng. “Camerich offers global modernism with purity of form made with quality materials that last; the pieces reflect design trends with subtlety, giving them a timeless aesthetic.”
The Chelsea neighborhood, with its roots in art and design, was the next logical step for the Chengs’ planned expansion of the Calligaris brand and debut of Camerich. The new 4,000 square foot Calligaris store will offer time-tested designs from its 90-year history to the newest, innovative, functional, and customizable designs. The adjoining new 2,500 square foot Camerich showroom will introduce New Yorkers to the innovative design aesthetic of the globally renowned company. The bright and loftlike showrooms present the two brands in a gallery-like atmosphere coupled with warm, personalized interior design services. “We are thrilled to offer two luxury design brands to our clients in Chelsea. Calligaris is renowned for Italian made affordable luxury and Camerich, which is a global design sensation. Customers can create a customized high-end look and feel to their home at a price they will love,” adds Niki Cheng.
Calligaris Chelsea and Camerich Chelsea is located at 144 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011.
About the Owners
The influence of Niki and Shaokao Cheng resonates throughout New York City, emanating from their BoConcept and Calligaris stores as well as the homes of countless clients. Since opening the very first Madison Avenue BoConcept location in 2003, the award-winning husband-and-wife entrepreneurs have become lifestyle magnates among Manhattan’s elite. During 2007, they started to expand and evolve their stores into cultural beacons, hosting immersive charity events benefiting The Lance Armstrong Foundation, intimate concert experiences with Tyrese and Kelly Price, fashion shows for designer Asher Levine and others, and launch parties for the likes of L.A. Reid, Darryl McDaniels of RunDMC, and many more. In under a decade, their fan base has grown to include everyone from Susan Sarandon, Faye Dunaway, Brooke Shields, Naomi Watts, and Liev Schreiber to Jay-Z, P Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Kid Cudi, and Tyson Beckford, to name a few whose homes received their enlightened touch. In addition to features in The New York Times, New York Post, The Observer, Haute Living, Ladies Who Lunch, and Bondstreet, their design work has been seen on The Apprentice, Design Star, Million Dollar Listing, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, in numerous commercials and movies, while Niki has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and Open House NYC as an expert.
Since 1923, the historic Friulian company, and industry leader of ‘Made in Italy’ furnishings and accessories has demonstrated a constant pursuit of innovation, allowing the company to continue producing products that are forward-thinking and unmistakably stylish. This third standalone store opening in New York City is part of Calligaris’ international growth strategy. http://calligarisnyc.com
Camerich founder/visionary, Mr. Fu Hai Jun, has been working in the furniture industry and masterfully creating luxury design pieces since 1997. Today, Camerich has an impressive global network spanning over 60 countries and regions. From London to Sydney to Seoul, Camerich has become a global design success, with a steadfast commitment to producing quality design products. On September 1st, the first Camerich store opened in New York City. http://camerichusa.com