The next big things …

Words Alice Finney
Photo William Jess Laird & Sean Davidson


The next big things …

As 2024 gets underway, we look to a stellar line-up of experts for insight into the biggest design, architecture and interiors talking points


Multisensory experiences

The design gallery’s founder Nacho Polo anticipates design stores that appeal to all the senses

‘One of the trends we’ll continue to see going into 2024 is the return to multisensory experiences. Our new gallery in Tribeca [pictured above] invites our clients to have a personalised, welcoming visit that feels like home and appeals to their senses– sight, touch, smell and sound. There are other people in the industry that are starting to tap into that as well. We always have bossa nova music playing in the background, which helps create a very cosy, warm, welcoming environment, and we started incorporating our personal contemporary art collection in our gallery, as everybody loved seeing the art as a backdrop to the collections that we represent. We’re also in the process of creating a signature scent.’ studiotwentyseven.com

In the images

gallerists Nacho Polo & Robert Onuska
Library by Nacho Polo & Robert Onuska
Painting by Anastasia Bay from Nacho Polo & Robert Onuska Private Art Collection 
Vestige cast crystal table lamp by Ross Gardam for STUDIOTWENTYSEVEN
Monoblock bronze chair by Luna Paiva
Vintage books