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SUITE NY + C SUITE NY Present “The Shape of Daydreams,” a Studio Presentation by Giopato & Coombes

May 16, 9:00 am - May 23, 5:00 pm

SUITE NY + C SUITE NY present an immersive introduction to acclaimed Italian lighting designers, Giopato & Coombes. Experience the US premiere of their latest design collection, Bruma, as well installations of their DAL and Maehwa designs, in a captivating 6000 ft raw space in the NoMad Design District. Meet designers Christopher Coombes and Cristiana Giopato in person and explore their other gorgeous creations in the SUITE NY Showroom, including Bolle, Dewdrops, Gem and more.

Step into the world of Italian design excellence during NYCxDESIGN week at SUITE NY and C SUITE NY. Be among the first to witness the US premiere of Giopato & Coombes’ newest design collection, Bruma, inspired by the stratification of fog in the Italian hills. Fresh from its debut at Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Bruma collection has been described as a “Silent Sculpture of Light.” Two additionial Giopato & Coombes designs, DAL, recently showcased in Seoul and Paris, and Maehwa, a design inspired by the plum blossoms of Seoul, will be featured
in this exquisite studio collection. This immersive experience, set in a 6000 ft raw space at 419 Park Ave South, showcases the fusion of craftsmanship and innovation in each piece. A reception featuring designers Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes to be held Friday, May 17th at 6:30pm, by invitation only.

About Giopato & Coombes:
Giopato & Coombes Studio was founded by Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes in 2006. To this Italo- British duo, design means finding the synthesis between the emotion behind conception and the pragmatism of innovation. The study of the behavior of light, of the shapes enhancing its beauty and the technology that allows its existence, is the foundation of every project they design. Every collection is characterized by a sophisticated grace and achieved with noble materials.

Born in Treviso in 1978, Cristiana Giopato graduated in industrial design from the Polytechnic University of Milan and later in architecture at the IUAV University of Venice. After an internship at Makio Hasuike’s studio, she collaborated with Patricia Urquiola until she opened her own studio with Christopher Coombes.

Born in Bristol in 1979, Christopher Coombes graduated in Industrial Design from Brunel University in London. After moving to Milan, he worked for George Sowden and later for Sebastian Bergne, gaining expertise in the industrial design field.


May 16, 9:00 am
May 23, 5:00 pm
Event Category:




Manhattan - Flatiron / Nomad District
Business Name
Interior Design


419 Park Ave South, 20th Floor
New York City, 10016 United States