Stepevi, a Turkish rug company known for its luxurious designs, opened its first North American locale, right here in Soho. The company, which was established seven years ago by a family that has been in the business of rich textiles since the 1900s, celebrated its new addition with a grand opening soiree last night, hosted by founder Cem Sengor and his wife and managing director Aysegul Yurekli Sengor.
Stepevi has showrooms in other haute cities London, Paris, Milan and Istanbul. New York seems like a logical next step and Soho a fitting neighborhood. The 2,500 square-foot showroom will host both the decadent textural designs as well as some of the company’s furniture.
“In London, we are located on King’s Road, in Paris at St.-Germain and in Milan at Brera — all of these locations being the hubs for artists, creators and designers. Soho, in that sense, fits very well,” said managing director Aysegul Yurekli Sengor to the New York Times.
[Photo: Rug Boutique]