Miansai has opened its second retail location in Venice Beach, California. Conceptualized and designed by Michael Saiger, along with Peter Buley from Analog Modern, the space is located on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a flourishing block in Venice's relaxed neighborhood.
The 1,000 square-foot space, originally long and narrow, is now broken up with three predominant eye-beam cubes that set the rhythm to the space and create deliberate pauses in the shotgun layout, all made to create a Zen-like atmosphere. Refurbished white brick walls, Italian porcelain tiles, and rich walnut wood beams compliment the brand aesthetic: elevated, minimal and clean.
Saiger, in collaboration with Analog Modern, designed and created the furniture that houses the jewelry, featuring rich American black walnut, metal finishes and glass overlay. Standout lighting features include Jo Hammerborg pendants that accentuate the custom jewelry displays, Kreon fixtures, Horne Zig Zag lamps, and a chandelier from the acclaimed Brendan Ravenhill Studio. Unique in-store activations include a "Build Your Own" monogram station as well as an "Evolution of the Hook Bracelet" wall, which allow shoppers to create their own interpretations of the brand's classic hook and anchor bracelets.