Mikyung Chun is many things to many people. She’s a fashion plate. She’s a mother. She was the owner of much loved Haroo & Haroo, which closed in 2009. Lucky for us, she’s also a friend of Romeo Sozzi, owner and head designer of the Promemoria furniture line. Chun and Sozzi have teamed up to bring the high-end Italian line to the Design District. To say Chun is enthusiastic about Promemoria is an understatement. “I really respect Romeo Sozzi and his career. He’s patient about his designs. Everything is so high quality. You rarely see it with other high-end lines. You won’t see knockoffs or any borrowing of ideas from other people here. This line has originality. These things all together made me really want to come back,” she says. Chun also appreciates the combination of old-world technique and new-age technology. A piece handcrafted in Italy might also boast innovative lighting.
While Chun admits that 100 percent of her business is from designers—“it’s the price point,” she explains—she wants you to feel personally invited to pop by. “I really want to have a chance for the retail customer to come by and see it. In New York, there are many people who go to check and see what they like themselves, and then they tell their designers about it,” she says. “I hope I can have the opportunity to have that here.”
Find more information about Promemoria Dallas at Minolochi at our online guide to shops.
Up Your Alley
The Design District welcomes Peacock Alley to the fold.
Fine bedding purveyor Peacock Alley Design Studio has set up shop on Slocum Street. The new location includes 2,400 square feet of luxury linen goodness. Duvets, shams, coverlets, accessories, and more fill the space, which is set up like a designer workroom, offering designers and clients a place to create the ultimate bedroom. Spend some time with the “naked” bed, a helpful tool that allows customers to experiment with different textures, colors, and designs. And try out the custom monogramming service for a personalized look. Peacock Alley Design Studio. 214-520-6736. peacockalley.com.