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Gallery of luxury

In Troy, Michigan, the Michigan Design Center has been serving Michigan’s design community, including designers, architects, builders, and consumers through its campus of nearly 40 curated showrooms for more than 30 years. The showrooms represent more than 1,000 manufacturers with names like Ann Sacks, Kravet, and Baker Furniture, and recently, the center has added a new showroom to its roster: The Gallery of Luxury.

The new 1,871-square-foot showroom—which will celebrate its grand opening May 5th—offers a selection of furnishings from leading European contemporary manufacturers like Cattelan, Bonaldo, Pianca, Glas Italia, Fiam, and more. The gallery’s owner, Marsela Gjoni welcomes both consumers and trade professionals to take part in the unique modern style offered by the internationally balanced showroom.

“We offer our clients pieces that go beyond trends and fashion,” stated Gjoni in a press release. “Whether your home is transitional, minimalist, or contemporary, any space will be elevated by the addition of these extraordinary pieces.”

Themes across the Gallery of Luxury’s curation of home furnishings and décor include optically and architecturally intriguing renditions of household furnishings, and sleek or ornate glassworks composing everyday items like side tables and mirror frames. Glas Italia’s iridescent and multichromatic glass Shimmer Tavoli Tables and Bonaldo’s stately but modern Big Table are only two products that represent the offerings in this gallery of inspired design. Overall, the design elements seen around the showroom and within the portfolios of its manufacturers can turn common items into intricate artistic forms, while maintaining their core functionalities.

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To complement the selection of European furniture, the Gallery of Luxury presents a new display concept to reflect a contemporary lifestyle, which includes integrating fine art, specific décor, and styling elements to the curated showroom.

Gjoni also plans to feature local artists with 60-day rotating exhibits in the showroom to support the fine art element. The current exhibit consists of striking paintings by abstract artist Annika Banko, as well as wire sculptures made of MIG and recycled EDM wire by Michael O’Reilly, founder of Brightwire Designs. The Troy-based sculptural studio has a portfolio ranging from public art installations to residential lamps with its signature wire materials.

Guests can not only discover the beautiful new selection offered in the Gallery of Luxury at the Michigan Design Center, but also explore other fabric, tile, and lighting, among other products and programs when visiting within the halls of the 215,000-square-foot campus. The Michigan Design Center also recently announced the expansion of two existing tenants, Pindler and Cercan Tile, at its campus.


Text: R. Collins

Photography: Jeff Aisen | Michigan Design Center