When we designed our new Chicago store, we commissioned Speke Klein to create a custom version of their +Table for the space. With a built-in bench, the +Table is a slight twist on the table that graces our New York store. Follow its creation below.
At the Speke Klein workshop
2 ½″ thick layers of white oak
The layering creates stability over such a large surface
The Table awaiting final sanding
The table was so large it had to be wheeled around on their largest shop cart
The finished table
Fitting the custom crate
Final shipping crate
All packed up and ready to go
In situ in its final home
All dressed up with beautiful wares
It occurred to us that many of you have not yet had the opportunity to visit Leffot. We would like to share with you some images of the shop that will hopefully convey the concept and sense of style we tried to create. We were very fortunate to collaborate with the architectural team of Yen Ha, and Michi Yanagishita of Front Studio. From our first meeting Yen and Michi understood what we had in mind. They were great to work with and where recently featured in The Architects Newspaper in an article about Leffot Open>Boutique.
Being in the West Village of Manhattan afforded us the freedom to create a non-traditional shoe store. The concept of the store is a dinning room. The custom made 14 foot ash table produced for us by Hudson Furniture is the perfect setting to offer our main course of fine footwear. The light fixture over the table is of great interest to many people. It was designed by Brand van Egmond and was produced in the Netherlands.
There is so much more that we could say about the store, and we will write more in future posts i.e. wallpaper, chairs, our crest……
Color photography by James Ewing.