Family owned since 1950, natural stone expert Ciot has expanded its US footprint selecting Brooklyn as the home for their new 35,000 square foot showroom and slab galleria.
Located at 5302 2nd Avenue, the space was a former machine manufacturing company established by E.W. Bliss in the mid 1800s.
The complex was completely transformed by New York multi-disciplinary interior design studio BxSM from a raw industrial space to a modern museum-like design destination. The minimalist aesthetic is the perfect canvas to spotlight Ciot’s extensive range of materials.
This new creative hub will also offer unique services such as Ciot Studio – a collaborative workshop where clients can commission highly trained mosaic maestros to create one-of-a-kind, custom masterpieces – to the Ciot Slab Galleria – where a curated collection of the finest natural stone slabs sourced from leading quarries around the globe are displayed like works of art. The showroom aims to inspire and exceed the demands of those who are looking to find the best in natural stone and engineered slabs, mosaics, tiles, and hardwood for their upcoming residential or commercial projects.
CIOT’s new home in Brooklyn is a much-anticipated event: “Increasing our presence in New York allows us to showcase our exclusive collection internationally sourced by Ciot’s experienced team of buyers”, explained Ciot Group CEO Joe Panzera. “The Brooklyn showroom is designed as a space to facilitate meetings and interact with the world of design”.
Leveraging the appeal of the building’s retro industrial style, every detail was reinterpreted accordingly, beginning with the materials. Grey marble covers the length of the floors, ebony-stained red oak storage systems are paired with large bamboo tables, while natural stone, ceramics and porcelains hang on the walls like tapestries.
Moving from the large foyer, visitors can access the 18,000-sf sky-lit slab galleria housing the company’s stone slabs in a Zen-like environment, with large Ficus trees and marble desks where clients can meet and work in total silence.
Ultimately, the interior design aims to soften the industrial side of the original structure and highlight that of an art gallery rather than a showroom. The result is a luxury go-to mecca not only for homeowners seeking Ciot’s expert advice but also for real estate developers, interiors designers, architects, contractors, and stone fabricators, who can meet with their clients to make selections in an inspiring atmosphere, where a world of design awaits.