Opened at a new location on 1615 Main Street in downtown Dallas, the four-level flagship store of luxury fashion department retailer Forty Five Ten complements its sartorial wares with an incredible range of Knoll designs.
Founded in 2000 by local trendsetter Brian Bolke, the store has been a steady influence on the Dallas fashion scene, offering clothing and accessories by boutique designers from around the world as well as luxury products for the home. In its new 37,000 square-foot space, the retailer has included Knoll furniture new and classic to bolster its vibe of cutting-edge design. Platner Arm Chairs in gold, Adjaye Skeleton Chairs, and Pollock Chairs dot the space for visitors to take a break during their shopping experience.
Meanwhile, products in the store are showcased on Knoll furniture as well—a Cross Check Chair by Frank Gehry is part of a display in the lifestyle section and even the rare “04 Counter” from Rem Koolhaas’ 2013 Tools for Life Collection is on view, perched and stood upon by five well-dressed mannequins.
Designed by local firm Droese Raney Architecture, the sprawling store contains plenty of fabric from KnollTextiles as well, often used in unconventional ways. While designs from the KnollLuxe collection were selected for draperies and wallcoverings around the store, many patterned fabrics including Jubilee, Meroe, and Firefly were used to upholster the mannequins as well, adding a layer of playful intrigue to the store displays. The iconic Eclat Weave can be found in a creative installation of plant-shaped sculptures, part of a series of art installations by the likes of Tracey Emin and Catherine Opie that fill the spaces of the department store.
While its offerings revolve around the realm of fashion, the stunning new Forty Five Ten in Dallas manages to transform a regular shopping trip into an all-encompassing design experience, in which chairs, tables, and textiles tie the space together.