I had the pleasure meeting with Angelo Michilli last week at the newly opened Gucci store on Wooster St. I was excited to visit the space and know more about the project and the design.
Angelo Michilli is the President of Michilli Inc, the General Contractor who has brought the new Gucci store to life.
The project took 6 months of construction. The previous Anthropologie store was completely stripped down and Michilli’s team worked extensively with the Gucci’s designer and Store Planning Dept in order to bring back the details and materials of the original space including walls and ceiling.
The massive, 10,000 square-foot space has an open floor plan with free standing furniture. The furniture was manufactured in Italy and some of the pieces are very unique; for example, the two antique cabinets from old apothecaries.
The floor was restored by Michilli Inc and hand painted by three Italian artists. The design incorporates the concept used at the Gucci Garden in Florence.
The space houses an interactive LED wall, 3-D video displays, the new DIY technology and a small movie theater in the back of the store where visitors can sit and watch the 20 minutes show. On top of that, Gucci Wooster will be the first to preview the brand’s new Dapper Dan collection two months prior to other locations.
I want to thank Angelo Michilli for sharing with me this experience and the details of the project. Congratulations to the Michilli’s team for the amazing result.
Something about Michilli Inc
For over twenty years, Michilli Inc. has delivered premium quality and service to over 150 commercial, retail, and residential projects. Led by founder Angelo Michilli, the company has provided construction and consulting services ranging from offices and showrooms to luxury retail boutiques and private homes. Our projects vary in size, scope, and location, yet our commitment to excellence remains the same. Our global sourcing network, highly skilled tradespeople, and experienced management team powers our collaboration with designers and architects and owners to create the landmarks of tomorrow.