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Husband And Wife Entrepreneurs, Niki And Shaokao Cheng, Announce Opening Of Second Calligaris Brand Design Store

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Niki and Shaokao Cheng, owners of BoConcept New York, recently announced the official opening of the second Calligaris brand store in New York City on August 1st. The new Calligaris store will be located at 220 East 57th Street in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This will be the second standalone Calligaris retail showroom in New York; the first store opened its doors in SoHo on March 1st.

The husband-and-wife team have owned and operated the BoConcept Franchise in New York and New Jersey for the past 14 years and look forward to further expanding the presence of Italian made Calligaris furniture in the New York market. “We chose Calligaris for its award winning Italian modern design and great price points; and it wonderfully complements the offerings at our other stores,” says Niki Cheng.
The Upper East Side neighborhood with its exciting intersection of historic residential buildings and modern luxury shops was the next logical step for the Chengs’ planned expansion of the Calligaris brand.

The interiors and layout of the 4,500 square foot store were carefully plotted to reflect the lifestyle and character of the neighborhood. The new Calligaris store will offer time tested designs from its 90-year history to the newest, innovative, functional, and customizable designs. “This space mirrors typical apartments on the Upper East Side- with pre-war ceiling heights and intimate vignettes showcasing designs the way they would look at home,” reflects Shaokao Cheng. The Italian brand’s furniture can be customized to suit any size space and lifestyle. “Calligaris designs are chic, modern, flexible and functional. The furniture works like Lego. Sofas can be combined with different seats, covers, and legs while chairs, tables and beds can be assembled in countless ways to add uniqueness to any design. They are all available in a range of beautiful finishes, styles and materials. Customers can create a customized high-end look and feel to their home at a price they will love,” adds Niki Cheng.

Calligaris Upper East Side is located at 220 East 57th Street, NY, NY 10022. For more information visit http://calligarisnyc.com.

More about Niki and Shaokao ChengThe influence of Niki and Shaokao Cheng resonates throughout New York City, emanating from their BoConcept and Calligaris stores as well as the homes of countless clients. Since opening the very first Madison Avenue BoConcept location in 2003, the award-winning husband-and-wife entrepreneurs have become lifestyle magnates among Manhattan’s elite. During 2007, they started to expand and evolve their stores into cultural beacons, hosting immersive charity events benefiting The Lance Armstrong Foundation, intimate concert experiences with Tyrese and Kelly Price, fashion shows for designer Asher Levine and others, and launch parties for the likes of L.A. Reid, Darryl McDaniels of RunDMC, and many more. In under a decade, their fan base has grown to include everyone from Susan Sarandon, Faye Dunaway, Brooke Shields, Naomi Watts, and Liev Schreiber to Jay-Z, P Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Kid Cudi, and Tyson Beckford, to name a few whose homes received their enlightened touch. In addition to features in The New York Times, New York Post, The Observer, Haute Living, Ladies Who Lunch, and Bondstreet, their design work has been seen on The Apprentice, Design Star, Million Dollar Listing, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, in numerous commercials and movies, while Niki has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and Open House NYC as an expert.

More about Calligaris: Since 1923, the historic Friulian company, and industry leader of ‘Made in Italy’ furnishings and accessories has demonstrated a constant pursuit of innovation, allowing the company to continue producing products that are forward-thinking and unmistakably stylish. This important second store opening in New York City is part of Calligaris’ international growth strategy.

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