Ports 1961 New York Boutiques Opening February 2009

Following the success of their US debut on Melrose Place, Designer Tia Cibani gets ready to open Ports 1961’s second boutique in the center of New York City’s Historic Meatpacking District.

Designed by architect Michael Gabellini, Ports interior unfolds as a meandering animated narrative of movement, a layered backdrop of translucent scrims and veils reflecting projected imagery.

The inherent qualities of twisted nickel bars and floating lucite shelves provide understated elegance and sculptural balance. American walnut floors and handmade carpets add natural warmth. The space is open and intimate, creating an environment of modern refinement with a spirited casualness.

Illumination and color infuse the space with a sense of place and atmosphere. The lighting concept combines filtered light veils, saturated luminescent planes and rhythmic lines of direct light.

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