New York, June 11, 2012 – A Swedish Midsummer celebration with DJ Misty Rabbit was held at the new ACNE Studios 4,000 square foot flagship at 33 Greene Street last Friday, June 8th. A few days prior to the launch, ACNE Studios hosted a private dinner at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria at 53 Great Jones Street in the style of a traditional Swedish Midsummer celebration complete with a wildflower crown for each guest and a private performance by Lykke Li. Party guests included Solange Knowles, Mimi Xu, Derek Blasberg, Linda Fargo, Shala Monroque, Jonny Johansson, Mazdak Rassi, Magnus Berger, Jenne Lombardo, Hanneli Mustaparta, Johan Renck, Derek Blasberg, Poppy Delevigne, Jen Brill, Elin Kling and many others.
“When I am in New York, I really feel that historical references are very visible, so when designing the new store at 33 Greene Street, I wanted to take a very Swedish slant on history and environment. I was inspired by the Gustavian period of Swedish design, its cleanness and purity, and I wanted to re-interpret that in a modern way. Stockholm is a series of islands, and I wanted to do a take on that. Black and white block-striped tiles frame an island of green carpet, and a blue horizon glass panel is reminiscent of the colours of the Swedish archipelago, bringing a little bit of Stockholm to Manhattan.” -Jonny Johansson
Photos & Copy: ACNE Studios