Family-Run Furniture Brand Orior Opens Global Flagship in SoHo
When Brian and Rosie McGuigan fled war-torn Northern Ireland for Copenhagen in the 1970’s, designing and building furniture was merely a pastime, the couple worked at a burger joint to pay the bills. But when they returned in 1979, they launched Orior, a family-run furnishings company (son Ciaran McGuigan is creative director) named after a street in Newry, their hometown. Today, Orior has opened a 2,500-square-foot global flagship in SoHo, with Connemara marble floor tiles at the entry and a quartet of oak-trimmed archways delineating zones. Vignettes feature funky pieces from the spring ’22 collection, like the walnut Brea side table, a whimsical riff on ’80’s-era waterbeds with rounded edges and a channeled-leather drawer front. Nearby, op art rugs by the McGuigans’ daughter, Katie Ann, juxtapose Corca, a retro side table with a tubular cast-bronze base and a translucent top, in Irish crystal, of course. oriorfurniture.com
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