Sicis North America announces a real estate expansion plan in New York City
Sicishas purchased a 50,000-square-foot industrial building located in the South Bronx historically known for its artisan industry. Currently warehousing over a half million square feet of inventory and becoming the logistical epicenter of the North American operations, with future plans to increase the dimensions and functions in the North American market.
To house the jewelry, retail and showroom collections, Sicis has purchased a five-story townhouse located at 240 Fifth Avenue in the heart of Nomad, Manhattan's leading district for cutting edge art and design. The Sicis Art Factory TownHouse will be a think tank location in which to nest and build the brand, curating collections of jewelry, mosaics, furniture, lighting and accessories. The TownHouse will also host ever changing, unique and experimental art pieces along with innovative limited edition art. Through its groundbreaking vision, Sicis has made bespoke mosaic available to the world market.
Sicishas evolved into a destination for its exclusive collection of mosaic, unique expressions in furniture and accessories. "Our DNA is the history, our mission is the future. We're continually developing new techniques and products, inventing ways of working with mosaics respecting the art and details from history," said Maurizio Placuzzi, founder and CEO of Sicis.
Sicis, the art factory,founded in 1989 with 500,000 square feet of covered manufacturing facility, and headquartered in Ravenna, Italy, is the world leader in mosaic art and design. The company manufactures, markets and sells its mosaics, lighting, furniture and accessories to both residential and trade customers through its retail salons and showrooms throughout the world. For inquiries in North America regarding Sicis, visit www.sicis.com.
Construction on 240 Fifth Ave. is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. Progress on all of the expansions can be tracked on the Sicis blog and Twitter (twitter.com/sicis) starting June 2015.