Chilewich, the world-renowned textile design brand, opened its first retail store in New York City right in the Union Square neighborhood. Famous for their stylish table mats and interior textiles, the company already had a strong neighborhood connection with the restaurant Craft on East 18th Street. Craft was acclaimed Chef Tom Colicchio’s first restaurant when it opened in 2001 and became the first restaurant to use Chilewich placemats in a restaurant setting. The new retail store offers the most comprehensive collection of Chilewich tabletop and flooring designs under one roof. Chilewich manufactures a wide range of products using their proprietary textiles which are woven exclusively in the USA.