Bloomingdale’s/Neiman Marcus


Department Store Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase, Md. Design: Mancini Duffy, New York City

Amarkedly contemporary environment allows Bloomingdale’s to extend its design in a new way as it continues to pursue variations on the signature black-and-white theme of its Manhattan flagship. Black granite and mirrors are used as punctuation and architectural icons throughout the three-level, 180,000-sq.-ft. store, which features a dramatic 40-ft. circular atrium topped by a skylight. Glass-enclosed elevators transverse the atrium and enhance the sight lines to all the sales floors. The theme continues to the balustrades, which feature clear glass topped with stainless steel.

Rich textures and tones create interest and allure for customers of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus. The design creates a sense of glamour with a subtle hint of informality, and also works to reinforce customer-service amenities. The 80,000-sq.-ft. store exudes style and sophistication, and is accented with the finest materials and finishes. In signature Neiman Marcus style, the interior features sculpture and art representative of the region.

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