Ryan Korban Creates A Shoe Shrine For Aquazzura
Photo: Tyler Joe

Edgardo Osorio hit the footwear scene with Aquazzura and quickly joined rank with the biggest players in the shoe game—and now he has the Madison Avenue boutique to prove it. A literal shrine to shoes by interior designer to the cool kids Ryan Korban, the boutique clocks in at 2,221 square feet of blush pink marble, suede walls and velvet couches.

Ryan Korban Creates A Shoe Shrine For Aquazzura
Photo: Tyler Joe

A space with so much color is a departure from Korban’s monochromatic aesthetic, but the designer knew he was headed in a fresh direction when Osorio told him, “I don’t want just another chic store on Madison Avenue, I really want something that people are going to go, “wow, what is that?”

So why pink? “I thought let’s pick one color because it feels iconic,” Korban continues, “And how do we make it become a neutral? The answer was to really just to use it in excess.” The color extends all the way to the custom grout between the marble tiles.