The goal for Adam Foster Fine Jewelry’s 3700 SF high-end showroom and studio was to create a completely original retail experience to provide a minimal yet dramatic backdrop for the designer’s distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces. Inspired by Foster’s creative vision and aesthetic, our design concept of “modern gothic luxury” informed the showroom elements - from the sophisticated finishes, lighting and casework details.
Foster’s work is inspired by a combination of traditional old-world craftsmanship and contemporary design. This same approach also informs the sophisticated palette and details of the new showroom. Elevating the client experience, the showroom doubles as an event space – featuring a full bar, large dining table, indoor lounge and outdoor patio.
Custom casework with integrated lighting and custom upholstered display systems were carefully detailed as not to distract from the jewelry. A black mirror and brass bar back display provides a dramatic backdrop to the showroom’s otherwise minimal design.
The lighting design approach was quiet and urbane. The details and finish of the fixtures themselves were thoughtfully selected so the jewelry stands out, not the light fixtures. Adjustable downlights in the main client room allow for flexible aiming when showing jewelry. In the main space slim black 4000K LED cylinder track heads powerfully illuminate various pieces making them pop in the overall subdued space while hidden tape lights combined with small aperture downlights in the wall cabinets help the jewelry come to life. The cooler light temperature is ideal for highlighting the gemstones and details of the designer’s work.
Photographer | Alise O'Brien