NEW YORK—Hardwood flooring company Havwoods International has officially arrived in North America. The London-based company is expanding with the opening of a showroom here. Located in the Flatiron District, the new showroom will accommodate the brand’s growing U.S.-based clientele while allowing them to further expand their project portfolio in the North American market.
Founded in Great Britain more than 40 years ago, Havwoods is a wood flooring and wall cladding company for the commercial, hospitality, retail and residential markets. Havwoods holds more than 200 wood flooring products in stock and showrooms in London, Berlin, Sydney, Rome, Melbourne and now, New York City and Maryland. Some of the company’s recent hospitality clients include Ritz-Carlton and Hilton.
Brinkworth, a London-based architecture and interior design firm, conceived the design of the New York showroom. The single-story showroom provides long presentation tables topped with a curated selection of timber samples. A space at the end of one table is available for customers to view the timbers under controlled light settings that imitate various interior lighting scenarios. Here, clients can also create ad hoc sample boards to combine the timbers with other materials and finishes.
“Brinkworth spent time understanding our requirements and then used their expertise to design a space that works better than we could have imagined,” said Allan Singh, general manager of Havwoods North American head office.
The showroom is located on 155 W. 18th St. and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.