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Rapid growth in the American market

Molteni&C opens its newest Flagship Store in Washington D.C.

Molteni&C opens its newest Flagship Store in Washington, D.C., demonstrating the
brand's rapid growth in the contemporary design scene of the American market.

The Flagship Store is on the Potomac River in Georgetown, a historic neighbourhood and
commercial district northwest of the capital. Founded in 1751 as part of the Maryland
colony, Georgetown predated the establishment of Washington, D.C. by 40 years. In 1967,
Georgetown was designated a National Historic Landmark and is included in the inventory
of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. Georgetown is renowned
for federalist architecture, historic brick and frame row houses, cobblestone streets, and
grand estates dating back as early as the mid-1700s.

Georgetown is home to D.C.'s vibrant Art and Design District. This unique and fabled
neighbourhood is the place where artists, craftspeople, residents, businesses, industry,
designers, and merchants unite under a common creative vision.

Over thirty design showrooms and stores, from contemporary decor to traditional home
furnishings are present in Georgetown. Cady's Alley anchors the design district, with more
than twenty home furnishing showrooms, fashion and specialty boutiques nestled in a
cluster of historic industrial buildings.

As the majority landowner of Georgetown, D.C.'s retail properties and developer behind
Cady's Alley, EastBanc continues to be a catalyst for the neighborhood's evolution as a
leading furniture and design destination, bringing some of the most iconic, luxury and indemand brands in the industry to D.C. Since EastBanc's vision started to take shape in
1999, Cady's Alley–the 120,000-square-foot nationally-recognised adaptive reuse project–
has become a hub for furniture and design, bringing a European feel to Georgetown.

The Molteni&C Flagship Store in Georgetown spans nearly 7000 square feet across two floors, with a ground floor of 1130 sq.ft. and a basement of 5700 sq.ft. The space features technical showrooms, bathrooms, and offices, all designed to immerse visitors in the timeless Italian style of Molteni&C. Natural light floods in through six full-height windows, complementing the warm ambiance created by travertine tiled floors and wooden finishes.

The store is a conceptual celebration of architectural greatness, showcasing works by renowned masters and designers such as Vincent Van Duysen, Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners, and more. The design ethos of Molteni&C is evident throughout the space, which aims to evoke a cozy, welcoming home environment while also embracing contemporary trends.

The first floor greets guests with a dining area featuring furniture designs by Vincent Van Duysen and Herzog & de Meuron, accompanied by a rug by Marta Ferri. The main kitchen area highlights the VVD island by Van Duysen, surrounded by chairs by Rodolfo Dordoni. Central living spaces boast sofas, tables, and chairs by Van Duysen, creating inviting arrangements for relaxation and entertainment.

The bedroom area showcases Van Duysen's Ovidio bed and Gliss Master walk-in wardrobe system, alongside iconic pieces like the D.154.2 armchair by Gio Ponti. The store also features a variety of kitchen compositions, including the Dada Engineered Prime kitchen and the Tivalì kitchen, paired with designs by Foster + Partners and Rodolfo Dordoni.

Upstairs, visitors encounter a majestic kitchen area centred around Vincent Van Duysen's Intersection Island, complemented by Francesco Meda's Woody stools. The space also features modular bookcases, sofas, armchairs, and tables designed by Van Duysen and Ron Gilad, creating a harmonious and sophisticated atmosphere.

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