New York, (PressExposure) March 19, 2009 -- The Association For Retail Environments awarded David Gould a 2009 A.R.E. Design Award for an innovative display he created for the new Lion Brand Yarn Studio in Manhattan. The A.R.E. Design Award embodies the best in overall retail design, store fixtures and visual presentation. The prestigious award recognizes innovative design in retail environments. The Lion Brands Yarn Studio opened its doors to the public on November 18th, 2008 and has quickly become one of the most popular gathering places in Manhattan for knitting and crochet enthusiasts.
The Studio offers shoppers an exciting retail environment that encourages customers to try out selected yarns, enjoy free demonstrations and participate in classes and special events. The award winning retail display was designed by David Gauld, who previously worked for Arata Isozaki and was the project architect for the Guggenheim Museum SoHo. The display is a yarn sampling wall fixture that allows customers to reel off samples of different Lion Brand yarns. The customer can then borrow needles and/or hooks to swatch up the yarn. The fixture reflects the values and sensibilities of the new retail space: modern, helpful to the knitter and crocheter, and unique.
"This recognition by the Association of Retail Environments reinforces our belief that the Lion Brand Yarn Studio is something very special." said David Blumenthal CEO of Lion Brand. "In the four months the Studio has been open to the public, it has exceeded our expectations and evolved into one of the premier destinations in New York for people who love to knit and crochet."
Lion Brands' Yarn Studio is located at 34 West 15th Street near Union Square in Manhattan. For more information on classes, hours and special events, visit its Web site at: http://www.lionbrandyarnstudio.com or call 212-243-9070.
About Lion Brand Yarn Company Lion Brand Yarn Company is a 131-year-old entity and is America's oldest hand knitting yarn brand. Founded in 1878, the company began operation in New York and has been a leading supplier of quality hand knitting and crochet yarns ever since. Throughout its history, Lion Brand Yarn has been at the forefront of yarn trends while consistently providing its customers with the highest quality product, service and inspiration.
Media contact: Ilana Rabinowitz Lion Brand Yarn Company 34 West 15th Street New York, NY 10011 1-212-243-8995