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Purveyor of fine diamond jewelry, Kwiat celebrated its 100 year anniversary with the grand opening of its flagship boutique on Madison Avenue in New York. The 1,000 square-foot "jewel box" showcases the company's exquisite collections with the same timeless beauty and casual elegance that Kwiat is known for. The design of the space is rooted in the opulence and lavishness of art deco, yet modernized and implemented in such a way to make the environment feel comfortable and the jewelry wearable. The palette of shimmering greys, creams, and champagne scatter light around the boutique, featuring the height of the grand atrium and the vintage chandeliers. The smaller design elements, such as the glass case's pin-dot detail, invite customers to take a closer look. Past the main atrium, a separate space houses the bridal and vintage collections, where a magnificent white marble staircase leads into an intimate gallery, which caters to Kwiat's VIP and celebrity clientele. The boutique opened in 2008. (Work performed by Cesar Cordero while at Barteluce Architects)