Davidoff Announces Opening of Cigar Lounge in Ridgewood, NJ
Premier Swiss cigar brand opens its newest lounge in the United States
Basel, September 29, 2014 – Davidoff, a Swiss company known for its excellence in luxury goods, announces the opening of its Davidoff Lounge at The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood in downtown Ridgewood, NJ. Being the 4th addition to the Davidoff lounge portfolio in the US, Ridgewood marks the roll-out of additional locations under the global lounge concept.
The Davidoff Lounge at The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood offers an oasis of sophistication and comfort. The 2,400 square foot space takes the concept of traditional lounges to the next level featuring a modern design with industrial inspired touches and natural materials.
Situated in a 1931 historical building, the lounge features exposed brick walls, striking antique skylights and 21 industrial windows welcoming natural light. A statement-making peninsula fireplace sits in the center of the lounge, custom designed to add warmth and interest to the open floor plan. With custom furniture and décor, the overall design creates a balance between the modern but traditional allure of Ridgewood. Amenities include an elegant boardroom offering members a private space to conduct meetings and hold private dinner events. 100 custom-built humidified lockers welcome private members to store their personal cigars.
Davidoff commissioned NYC urban artists UR New York to create a 3-dimensional metal wall sculpture depicting the fusion of Davidoff luxury and Ridgewood’s downtown urban flavor. URNY artists Fernando “Ski” Romero and Mike “2ESAE” Baca drew inspiration from the historical and present elements of Ridgewood, constructing a 3D assemblage of recycled and found materials from their time in Ridgewood.
The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood
The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood has just completed its fourth and largest expansion in its 35-year history. The shop is nestled in the historic area of the Village of Ridgewood, a Victorian town established in 1894. A family business, developed in 1979, has brought much camaraderie between many of the men and women that have patronized the shop over the years. This expansion into the Davidoff Lounge will expand the networking of many of the members in a 2,400 square foot upscale setting.
A Century of Davidoff
Henri Davidoff, who emigrated from Kiev to Switzerland at a time of political unrest, opened his first store in Geneva in 1911, laying the foundations for today’s worldwide network of 65 Davidoff Flagship Stores. Henri’s son, Zino Davidoff, learned the trade from the ground up. He resided for several years in Central and South America to deepen his knowledge. In 1930, he returned to Switzerland and thereafter successfully managed the business over four decades. Zino Davidoff transferred the family business to the Oettinger Group in 1970.
Davidoff appeals to connoisseurs all over the world who seek to embrace the art of living and pleasure. The premium brand Davidoff stands for a culture of conscious enjoyment and reflection in today’s hectic world. Davidoff learned over the years that time is the ultimate luxury. Zino’s pleasure in this was the starting point for the global brand of Davidoff, a brand that connects people all around the world. A brand that fills the unforgettable moments in life with the joy and pleasure of elegance and beauty – “Time Beautifully Filled.”
Oettinger Davidoff Group – a Swiss family business steeped in tradition
With almost 4,000 employees around the world, the CHF 1.3 billion Oettinger Davidoff Group traces its roots back to 1875 and remains family owned to this day. The Group operates two distinctly different businesses: one focused on consumer goods distribution in the Swiss market, and one dedicated to its core business, the producing, marketing, and retailing of premium branded cigars, tobacco products, and accessories. The premium-branded cigar business includes Davidoff, Camacho, Zino Platinum, AVO, Cusano, Griffin’s, Private Stock, Zino, and Winston Churchill Cigars. Oettinger Davidoff Group is anchored in a strong “crop-to-shop” philosophy, having pursued a vertical integration from its tobacco fields in the Dominican Republic and Honduras to its worldwide network of 65 Davidoff Flagship Stores.