New York, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2006
Slate NYC unveiled today its choice for Lead Architect of the Flagship Store Project at a press conference in Downtown Manhattan. The New York firm Arias Architecture was chosen from a group of several top international firms, including OMA, and TEN Arquitectos. “The opportunities posed by this project will present very interesting challenges in the areas of sustainable architecture and in the projection of luxury,” said Mr. Jorge Arias, the project’s Lead Architect. An ebullient Miguel Zabludovsky, President and CEO of Slate NYC explained, “The idea of setting up an operation like this in Manhattan is against all established wisdom, which is what we have been doing since the beginning.”
The Flagship Store Project consists in building the eco-grooviest, most fashionable clothes cleaning plant in the world. The proposed 4,000 SF facility in one of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighborhoods will serve as a base of operations for the company as well as a space where customers can receive enhanced services, such as the Slatelier, where any Slate member gets free alterations from an Italian tailor. The project will be a benchmark for other cleaning plants to measure their ecological footprint, from their choice of solvent, to store and fixture design, to the choice of packaging materials.
Arias Architecture is a leading New York architectural services and consulting firm specializing in the commercial market. Its principal, Jorge Arias, whose architectural career spans over two decades, is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He received his Master Degree in Environmental Design from the Kyushu Institute of Design in Fukuoka, Japan, where he worked before moving to the United States of America to start his professional practice.
Slate NYC is the uber-trendy, skin-friendly clothes cleaning service. Conceived by people who love good design, who have a passion for fashion, who are used to the best treatment at the hippest places, and who were tired of getting their clothes back from the run-of-the-mill, corner dry-cleaner looking like they took a beating, the Slate philosophy is, “We understand you, we wear that too.”
Go ahead. Get a little dirty. Slate will clean things up. http://www.slatenyc.com
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