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Goldstein Optical - Optical Store in Manhattan

Ron Goldstein Optical is a prominent eye examination center and retail store in the Upper East Side, Manhattan. We created a design concept, lighting layout and construction drawings for the 2200 sf renovation in addition to getting permits and city approvals. Our use of kirei board for cabinetry (a renewable organic board) was a sustainably forward-thinking in 2006. Ceiling boxes were built out of white oak with light fixtures embedded in them, built in shelves and display units with an orange wallpaper background were designed for glasses and optical products. 

Upon entering the store, one is immediately under the impact of dynamic ceiling boxes, layering the space towards the storefront. The reception desk right infront of the entry door becomes a harmonious part of the ceiling boxes, weightlessly floating in space and welcoming the customers. The rest of the surfaces are gridded with elegant white oak and african wenge trimwork where rich wall coverings fill in the grid modules. A combination of focal and ambiant light fixtures envelop the space with well proportioned accents.

Design principal

Selim Vural, AIA



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