The luxury jeweler has brought its Balinese flair to Prince Street in New York City with its debut US flagship and Artisan in Residence Workshop. The 1,200-square-foot John Hardy flagship store in Soho strives to offer a complete sensory experience inspired by the brand’s workshop in Ubud, Bali.
Guests can enjoy a Balinese welcome tea along with cold and hot towel service. The boutiaque features one-of-a-kind pieces from the John Hardy Cinta precious jewelry collection as well as exclusive items from the brand’s Chain, Legends, Bamboo and Dot collections.
John Hardy tapped architectural firm Design Republic to design the store, which retains John Hardy’s creative vision and Balinese roots. The flagship interior features custom millwork such as hammered brass accents and mirrors etched with the John Hardy chain motif and locally sourced materials such as black walnut that was used to make large jewelry display tables.
Hardy founded the luxury jewelry company in Bali in 1975 after being inspired by the island’s traditional jewelry craftsmanship. The flagship store has many references to Bali such as the Ubud Workshop that changes music and lighting throughout the day to evoke the rising and setting of the sun, as well as the store layout itself that calls for customers to move through the store like the island of Bali itself.
The company collaborated with Brooklyn-based artisanal perfumer Joya to create one-of-a-kind candles for the space, and installed a teakwood tree root sculpture hand-carved by Balinese artist Made to celebrate Hardy’s passion for art, sculpture and sustainability. The flagship also houses a creative sanctuary concept space on the second floor for artisans.