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Canadian home goods retailer continues US expansion

Canadian home goods retailer EQ3 has opened its fifth US store as part of its expansion into the American market.

The 9,500 s/f store is located at Brookfield’s SoNo Collection Mall in Norwalk, Connecticut. Situated on the second floor of the mall directly across from Bloomingdale’s, the store was designed by Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture, in collaboration with EQ3’s design team and their former Creative Director, Thom Fougere,.

KSI developed a custom designed 112 ft. long storefront and a shop floor subdivided into three distinct areas that allows for a variety of furniture vignettes and accessory areas.

The new Norwalk store is now open

“We are thrilled to expand EQ3’s presence in the tri-state area, following the successful opening of our New York City flagship store in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood (pictured top) in 2019,” said EQ3’s president, Mark Letain.

Kenne Shepherd, principal of KSI, commented, “EQ3’s design aesthetic is very similar to our own, making it easy for us to bring their retail vision to life. They have a beautiful contemporary product line, and we know that shoppers will be drawn into this open inviting space that beautifully showcases their product.”

The project team included Cooley Monato Studios, Lighting Design; Gabor Szakal Consulting Engineers, MEP Engineering; Architechnology Designs, AV/Data, Security and Sound; Quesited Consulting, SoNo Expediting; Connecticut Code Consultants, SoNo Code Consultant; Pustola Associates, SoNo General Contractor.

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