Dubai-based and established in 2014, The Bowery Company is an award-winning on-and-offline concept store incorporating the edgy, urban feel of New York with the clean minimal lines of Scandinavian furniture and accessories, anchoring a first-of-its-kind home for modern design in the Middle East. The new showroom launching in November 2021, will also house a multi-disciplinary design space, creating a hub for the region’s design talent with workspace offerings for the design-minded community.
The eponymous 5,000 square feet flagship space furthers the region’s progression & commitment to great design. Members of The Bowery Company’s Hub will avail of their dedicated working station, meeting room and access to curated events catered specifically to the region’s burgeoning design community, all in an unparalleled space of solace.
The Bowery Company Founder, Christiane Nasr, noticed a lack of stores or brands within the U.A.E that brought the edge of New York City, or the clean minimalist aesthetic of Scandinavian furniture Launching the mutli-brand retailer, she was the first to bring decor trends which focus on expressive interior pieces while promoting comfort & nostalgia to the Middle East. The Bowery Company is the leading partner in the GCC for prominent design brands such as Ferm Living, 101 Copenhagen, Kristina Dam, Bolia & many more. “I’m known for affordable luxury”, explains Nasr. “It’s about providing items for clients who appreciate good design.” From the very beginning Nasr has been solely responsible for being the catalyst in the newfound desire for a more sophisticated aesthetic in homes across the Middle East.
Iconic global design brands HAY & FEST are both now exclusively on the retail scene and stocked by The Bowery Company – furthering the brand’s goal of democratizing great design.
HAY is one of the world’s foremost design brands; where everyday designs are reimagined. Since launching in Denmark in 2002, they have set out to inspire daily routines with a collection of functional, thoughtful, and playful furnishings and accessories. HAY will be visible for the first time on the retail forefront of the U.A.E. Their goal is to create affordable, long-lasting products that are highly considered, quietly forward-thinking, and relevant to real life – making HAY soon to be seen in homes across the Middle East.
FEST Amsterdam was founded in 2013 from a personal need for well designed furniture without the high-end prices. Owner Femke Furnée decided to fulfill this need by designing affordable furniture and home accessories herself. She sees synergy with The Bowery Company, explaining “while decorating my first apartment in Amsterdam, I was looking for design furniture for a fair price. This seemed almost impossible: my choices were limited to either mass-produced furniture or unaffordable high-end designer brands. I felt something was missing – and decided to fill the gap. I founded FEST in 2013: an interior brand that offers affordable, high-end design ánd the best possible service – without the high-end price tag.” This alignment with Nasr’s ethos has resulted in wonderful news for the brand’s followers across the GCC.
From the perfect large statement sofa, to the finishing touches of a bookend – there is plenty to browse at The Bowery Company’s new flagship in Al Quoz, Dubai. Open six days a week, Saturday-Thursday 9AM-6PM, and always open on www.thebowerycompany.com, the brand continues to pioneer offering timeless pieces that bridge sophisticated and rebellion, while creating spaces of harmonious design.