Home is on a bit of a hiatus at Barneys New York‘s ninth floor at the Madison Avenue flagship, where a 1,630-square-foot pop-up shop occupies the front of the area and screams, Sun! It’s a soup-to-nuts approach to summer across multiple categories, from apparel, accessories and beauty to tabletop and books.
Set designer Stefan Beckman gathered all manner of warm weather items for the shop, which he dubbed Heatwave. “It’s the best of what Barneys has to offer for the summer,” Beckman said. “There’s a bit of everything. That’s the way people shop now.”
Beckman himself provided one of the season’s necessary objects — the beach towel, or four or five — from his newly launched collection, Lateral Objects, which is exclusive to Barneys. Priced $ 195, the towels have bold pop colors inspired by California art in the Sixties and the Supergraphic design movement of the Seventies.
“I wanted to think of the pop-up like an exhibition, even though it’s not an exhibition,” said Beckman, who painted plywood signs with colorful graphics and the word, Heatwave, and treated his towels like canvases mounting them on plywood frames.
“We’ve taken the entire front section of the home area. It was important to really make an
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