Do you already spend lots of time and money at Whole Foods? If so, get ready to permanently camp out at its Bridgewater, NJ location: It’s just added on a Whole Foods home store.
The Bridgewater location is the first to implement this home emporium, “Plant & Plate.” Designed by the Austin-based architectural firm Studio Gee, the surroundings are as perfect as the goods for sale.
Besides a range of kitchen items, housewares and essential-oil-based beauty items, the Whole Foods home store will sell:
Hedley & Bennett aprons
Plant & Plate meshes well with the Whole Foods brand, with brick walls, an airy layout and local, earth-friendly products.
In an interview for My Central Jersey, Whole Foods Northeast Public Relations Coordinator Tina Clabbers-Feigley described the Whole Foods home store as “inspired by nature.” Natural beeswax candles, mouth-blown glass, earthenware pottery and bamboo utensils and cutting boards are among the nature-inspired offerings.
Although there’s been no official announcement, Whole Foods is planning to open other Plant & Plate locations nationwide. Each home store will have its own community-specific look and product selection. “We try with every store we open to adapt it to the community and give people what they want,” affirmed Clabbers-Feigley.
Local home products at the flagship Plant & Plate include pottery by Bridgewater resident Keiko Inouye. She’s the First Apprentice to the son of Japanese National Living Treasure, Kei Fujiwara. Top restaurants like Fascino, Heirloom Kitchen and Viaggio all display her pottery.
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