Renowned lifestyle brand TRNK has opened its first brick and mortar space: a distinguished 1300 square-foot loft, smack dab in the center of New York City’s storied Soho neighborhood.
With the historic Judd Foundation next-door, this intimate live-in showroom features an enfilade of richly-textured yet sober living environments. Dramatically light-cast alcove displays can be found toward the rear.
Pieces from the in-house-produced TRNK Collection are complemented by a rotating selection from the company’s more than 25 international partners. Antique African masks join postmodern reeditions—Menu’s Afternoon Chair—all while sitting on carefully hued, geometrically-cut Mohair carpets. Palatial 13 foot-high drapery adorns two cast-iron, lintel-crowned windows; a striking backdrop for deco-inspired luminaires by Coil + Drift.
Doubling as TRNK founder Tariq Dixon’s residence, the apartment features an eclectic range of vintage objects and artworks from his personal collection. The Arc Sofa from the TRNK Collection, with its perfectly pitched and padded tight back, fits neatly against an oil-on-canvas triptych painting by artist Nastya Didenko.
The overall scheme—a powerful calling card for the brand—resembles the iconic Eames House, a quintessentially modernist shell filled with vernacular artifacts the famed design duo collected during their extensive world travels.