Known worldwide for exquisite jewelry and exceptional client service, Tiffany & Co. intended to create a space catering to its most special clients among whom are members of royal families, celebrities, politicians, and others with high profiles. Often these clients prefer to shop in private due to security concerns, while others’ years of patronage have simply earned them an amount of special treatment. In either case, the Tiffany’s Jewel Salon was envisioned and created to meet their needs.
Located on the mezzanine of the Fifth Avenue flagship store, the salon houses some of the store’s most priceless jewels, art, and artifacts. The 3,400 square-foot space is designed to create an intimate atmosphere and highly-personal shopping experience, resembling a grand 1920s apartment rather than a retail store. In addition to the anticipated jewelry display areas, the salon features a full-service concierge to handle client requests, fully-stocked bar, client changing area, and relaxing private spaces to discuss custom jewelry design.
Working closely with the design architect, Kohler Ronan created mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection designs to support the architectural plans for the renovated spaces. LED lighting was incorporated in the jewelry vitrines to best showcase the salon’s rare gemstones. It was important that our engineering designs kept the desired calm in mind, therefore, systems and equipment needed to be neither seen nor heard.