New York City-based designers and architects with an interest in materials have most likely paid a visit to the Robin Reigi Inc. showroom in New York City at some point since it first opened in 1998. Run by the eponymous Robin Reigi and partner Jennifer Daly, Robin Reigi Inc. specializes in the sourcing, development, marketing, and sales of innovative architectural materials.
An established resource in the architecture and interior design industry, the material showroom exclusively represents manufacturers, artists, and fabricators ranging from hardwood flooring to custom resin surfaces. While primarily catering to the trade, the showroom is open to clients visiting with their architects, students, and other design enthusiasts searching for the latest in material innovation.
I first met Reigi while I was an editor at Architectural Record magazine. She sent over samples materials like TAC Acoustical Panels, GlasPro colored glass, and the incredibly tactile Brush Tile. I was so impressed by her material savvy that I invited her to join me in a presentation during an Architectural Record Innovation Conference, which was well-received by the audience of 300 architects, designers, and engineers.
Here are some photos that I took last week during a visit to the showroom, where I caught up on the company’s latest materials including a new wide plank hardwood flooring collection, compact felt surfacing, and sculptural Plyboo panels. The Robin Reigi Inc. Showroom is located at 48 West 21st Street suite 1002, New York, N.Y. 10010. Call first to arrange an appointment. http://robinreigi.com/
All images © Rita Catinella Orrell.