Jacob & Co. is reopening its flagship jewelry boutique on 57th Street in Manhattan, after it was closed for a year, the brand announced yesterday.
The redesigned 10,000-square-foot store, located on 57th Street between Park and Madison Avenues, was designed by the brand’s founder and president, Jacob Arabo, otherwise known as “Jacob the Jeweler.”
The store, originally opened in 2004, has been closed since June 2017, when it began its renovation. During that time, the Jacob & Co. boutique moved to a temporary location on Madison Avenue.
For the redesign, which features a variety of elements including zebrawood and New York City bedrock, Arabo worked closely with Roman Vnoukov of the Design Studio Romani on the architecture and design.
Arabo included elements from his staple collections into the store’s redesign. For instance, the geometric pattern featured on the facade and on the ceiling of the boutique is the same pattern that appeared on the dial of Jacob & Co.’s 2016 Astronomia Meteorite. The center showcase apes the shape of the sapphire dome casing on the brand’s Astronomia collection.
Arabo has made his name for servicing a celebrity clientele including David and Victoria Beckham, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Pharrell, Madonna, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé. His brand includes watchmaking headquarters in Geneva; a monobrand boutique in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and retail partners in London, Paris, Moscow, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
“After focusing much of our effort on product development and overseas expansion, it was time to come back to the place where it all started and show New York City how much we’ve grown,” said Arabo in a statement. “The design of the new boutique takes clients on a journey throughout our collections, while offering them the same excitement they would feel upon discovering one of our new timepieces or jewelry items.”
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