Join us for Union Avenue Opera's second Opera Open House of the season!
Meet the cast of Nabucco and enjoy a live preview while you sip on an Aperol Spritz. Our acoustics are great, and there's not a bad seat in the house! Then mark your calendar to join us on August 9 for the season's final preview featuring performances from Lost in the Stars.
The preview will consist of three different sets of music with the last one starting before 7pm.
Join us for Union Avenue Opera's second Opera Open House of the season!
- 5:00pm Happy (Half) Hour
- 5:30pm ModernSTL Annual Meeting and Website Launch
- 6:00pm Film Screening
- 7:00pm Closing Comments
Join Centro as we host members of ModernSTL, founded in 2010 to promote the identification, education, preservation, and celebration of Modernism in the St. Louis region. Learn more about ModernStl and enjoy the launch of their new website featuring beautiful photographs of local modern icons by Marc Marcinowski, then watch the first St. Louis screening of "Le Corbusier 50: Stories of Encounters that have Revolutionized Design".
The evening's events are FREE and open to the public. Special thanks to Brick River Cidery.
Join Centro for the St. Louis debut of Blu Dot, an American brand of affordable modern furniture. Blu Dot was founded in 1998 by designers John Christakos, Maurice Blanks and Charlie Lazor, who built their business to support their design habit and to have control of the entire process, from product development all the way through to the customer experience. Everything that Blue Dot makes and sells was designed in their Minneapolis studio.
Enjoy a blue refreshment while you shop over 80 products in an area of Centro's showroom dedicated to the Blu Dot brand, and enter to win a NEAT Lounge Chair in Thurmond Marine Blue fabric (pictured).
Shop local, save 15%, and receive FREE SHIPPING on all special orders of Knoll's classic furniture designs by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Alexander Girard, Mies van der Rohe, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, Warren Platner, Charles Pollock, Jens Risom, Eero Saarinen and Richard Schultz. Visit Centro by February 27th to select the fabric, leather, and other finishes to make your classic your own! Centro is the exclusive St. Louis Authorized Knoll Retailer.
Centro welcomes AIA St. Louis for a screening of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, a 2017 documentary from the Sundance Film Festival telling the story of visionary activist Jane Jacobs’ many battles – and victories – in fighting destructive development projects. Jacobs is the author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
Sponsors: AUTCO Home Appliances (John Roth, PRAF)
Documodern (Douglis Beck, Assoc. AIA)
AIA Movie Night is a private event for members of AIA St. Louis Chapter.
20% OFF DRIADE 10/01-10/31
Driade was founded in 1968 by Enrico Astori and is considered one of the most adventurous of Italy's design-led brands. It counts collaborations with Philippe Starck, Fabio Novembre and Ron Arad among its furniture, lighting and houseware collections, and was art directed by British Architect David Chipperfield from 2014 - 2016. See the entire collection here.
20% OFF CASSINA QUICKSHIP 10/05-10/19
Did you know Cassina stocks their best sellers in the USA? To promote their ability to satisfy the impatient, we're offering 20% OFF of everything they make available through their QUICKSHIP program, which includes sofas, chairs, tables, beds, and storage units. There is, quite literally, something for every room of your home.
15% OFF LE CORBUSIER BY CASSINA 10/05-10/19
Salvador Dalí at one point considered Le Corbusier a “friend” but was far from complimentary about him upon his death in 1965 calling Le Corbusier‘s buildings “the ugliest and most unacceptable buildings in the world” adding that Le Corbusier’s “death filled me with an immense joy. Le Corbusier was a pitiable creature working in reinforced concrete.” However, Dalí’s disdain didn’t stop him from putting flowers on Le Corbusier’s grave, as, in his words, “on the one hand I detested him but on the other hand I am an absolute coward.” On a happier note, the entire Le Corbusier furniture collection, made in Italy under exclusive license by Cassina, is on sale for 15 days in October.
15% OFF FLOS HOME LIGHTING* 10/05-10/19
Founded by Sergio Gandini in 1962 in Merano, Italy, FLOS has revolutionized the art of lighting by honoring tradition while embracing innovation.
FLOS is, above all else, about craftsmanship, and as a result the brand has cultivated long and successful partnerships with some of the world’s most renowned lighting artists, working with icons such as the Castiglioni brothers, Tobia Scarpa, Philippe Starck and Jasper Morrison.
* Flos Professional collection is NOT included.
15% OFF HERMAN MILLER LIGHTING 10/05-10/19
In 1952, George Nelson was inspired by a set of silk-covered Swedish hanging lamps that were lovely but tedious to produce. He soon went to work designing his own series of lamps—and a more efficient process for making them. He used a resinous lacquer developed by the military for protecting decommissioned ships and planes. After spraying the lacquer over a wire cage, he coated the form in plastic to create a smooth, translucent skin. Already quite affordable considering their impact on your space, Herman Miller's Lighting Sale makes it possible to put a different Nelson lamp in several rooms.
15% OFF SELECTED MOOOI LIGHTING 10/05-10/19
For the first time, Moooi joins the European FALL SALE movement with the inclusion ofsome of their most popular families: RANDOM, NON-RANDOM, PROP, and RAIMOND. Ask a Centro salesperson to show you the entire range of these LED families.
15% OFF ARTEMIDE LIGHTING* 10/06-10/21
Compasso d'Oro (Golden Compass) is the name of an Industrial Design award originated in Italy in 1954 by the La Rinascente company from an original idea of Gio Ponti and Alberto Rosselli. Since 1964 it has been hosted exclusively by Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI). It is the first and most recognized award in its field. The prize aims to acknowledge and promote quality in the field of industrial designs Made in Italy and is awarded by ADI.
Artemide's TOLOMEO table lamp, designed in 1986 by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, was awarded the prestigious Compasso d'Oro in 1989. TOLOMEO and all Artemide decorative fixtures will be 15% OFF during the Fall Sale.
* Architectural collection is NOT included.
Shop local, save 15%, and receive FREE SHIPPING on the entire Knoll collection, including the ASYMMETRICAL SOFA (shown above) by Barber Osgerby as well as designs by David Adjaye, Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, Alexander Girard, Mies van der Rohe, George Nakashima, Marcel Breuer, Jehs+Laub, Isamu Noguchi, Warren Platner, Charles Pollock, Jens Risom, Eero Saarinen and Richard Schultz. Centro is the exclusive St. Louis retailer for Knoll, and as such, we can provide you with any design in any of Knoll's approved fabrics or finishes....options that aren't within reach at that national online retailer. Stop in to learn more at 4727 McPherson Avenue. St. Louis, MO 63108 or call 314-454-0111.
Join us THU 04/13/17 to celebrate the launch of ALIVE Magazine's current issue! Enjoy beer, wine, and small bites from TURN by David Kirkland. Learn what inspires the personalities featured in ALIVE's current issue during a panel discussion with Nashville architect Manuel Zeitli, Chef Kirkland, "The Object Enthusiast's" Emily Reinhard, and founder of Chicago's "Black Girl In Om" Lauren Ash. Finish with a performance by St. Louis hip-hop artist Mvstermind, then step out into the CWE for a drink or bite to eat.
4:00 - 6:00 The Object Enthusiast Pop-Up Shop
5:30 - 7:30 ALIVE Magazine Launch
6:30 - 7:00 Panel Discussion
7:00 - 7:20 Live Performance by Mvstermind
March AIA STL Chapter Meeting
AIA STL has a long-standing tradition of spending an evening at Centro in the CWE; they graciously welcome us each year to visit their spectacular modern showroom while we relax and watch a movie. This is an informal evening and no better way to network. We encourage mentorship groups to make plans to attend this meeting!
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Credit: One hour, HSW
Unravel Reveal is a free event created to exhibit garments designed for IIDA STL's annual Unravel Fashion Show, making them accessible to the general public and promoting St. Louis' creative talent.
Unravel Reveal 2016 will take place in STL's historic Central West End. Garments will be exhibited in storefronts on McPherson and Euclid Avenues including Centro, Houska Gallery, DesignTex, Left Bank Books, The Eye Bar, Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers, East+West, The Silver Lady, Vino Gallery, and The Living Collective. Garments will be exhibiteed from November 4-13.
The Unravel Reveal Stroll will be held on Friday November 4, 6-8pm. Centro will host a welcome reception prior to the stroll. Attendees will explore the storefronts along McPherson and Euclid at their leisure to view the clothing.
- 11 am Children's parade & activities, beginning at the parking lot on McPherson across from Centro and continuing south on Euclid between the McPherson and Maryland intersections
- 12 pm Trick-or-Treating at Centro and other CWE businesses
- 1 pm Pet parade & costume contest, beginning at the parking lot on McPherson across from Centro and continuing south on Euclid between the McPherson and Maryland intersections
- 2 pm Live music and entertainment on the main stage at Maryland & Euclid
- 8 pm Adults-only costume contest begins on main stage at Maryland & Euclid
Join Centro for aperitivo, a movie screening, and dessert as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of B&B Italia, the first Italian vendor to grant Centro a dealership!
SAVE 15% on some of Centro's most popular brands, including:
Cassina Le Corbusier designs: now through 10/20
Flos Home + Outdoor lighting: now through 10/20
Tom Dixon furniture, lighting, accessories: now through 10/20
Artemide Home + Outdoor lighting: now through 10/31
FontanaArte furniture + lighting: now through 10/31
Shop local, save 15%, and receive FREE SHIPPING to Centro or our warehouse on the entire Knoll collection, including designs by David Adjaye, Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, Alexander Girard, Mies van der Rohe, George Nakashima, Marcel Breuer, Jehs+Laub, Isamu Noguchi, Warren Platner, Charles Pollock, Jens Risom, Eero Saarinen and Richard Schultz. Centro is the exclusive St. Louis retailer for Knoll, and as such, we can order any product in any of Knoll's approved fabrics or finishes....options that aren't within reach at that national online retailer. Stop in to learn more!
Join Centro for live performances from Union Avenue Opera's upcoming production of Douglas J. Cuomo's DOUBT and a taste of local sour beer from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. Attendees will be registered to win a pair of opera tickets and coupons to participating CWE restaurants. Our event is FREE and open to the public. Purchase your DOUBT opera tickets here.
Join Centro for a sip of Sake and and live performance snippets from Union Avenue Opera's upcoming production of The Mikado. Those in attendance will be registered to win opera tickets and coupons to participating CWE restaurants. Our event is FREE and open to the public. Purchase your opera tickets here.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
OPEN HOUSE 11:30am - 1:30pm
CEU PROGRAM 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Centro was pleased to host "Modern Textiles in America", a to-the-trade lunch + learn program presented by Amy Funk of KnollTextiles and Yvonne Baker of KnollStudio. IDCEC and AIA Continuing Education Units were available to attendees. Lunch was catered by Whitebox Eatery.
05/05/16 - 05/17/16
Whether it’s the Eames® Lounge Chair you’ve always wanted (now in a TALL version!), a Nelson Bubble Lamp to light-up your dining room, or the ergonomic Aeron® Chair to keep you comfortable and productive in your home office, there's no better time to purchase than during the Herman Miller SALE. Call, e-mail, or stop by the store to place your order!
Knoll's Outdoor Sale includes everything you need to create a sophisticated outdoor experience: lounge chairs, fixed or adjustable chaises, dining + cafe seating, coffee, side, dining, counter, + bar tables, bar + counter stools (and even a serving trolley). Trick-out your entire screened-in porch, your spa-like pool house, or your 15th floor urban balcony, all with the style, quality, and longevity associated with the Knoll brand. Designers include Richard Schultz, David Adjaye, Jorge Pensi, Jonathan Olivares, Harry Bertoia, Maya Lin, Daniel Stromberg, Massimo + Lella Vignelli, and Don Chadwick.
Shop local, save 15%, and receive FREE SHIPPING on Flos decorative lighting designs by Michael Anastassiades, Patricia Urquiola, Gino Sarfatti, the Castiglioni brothers, Antonio Citterio, Jasper Morrison, Marcel Wanders, Konstantin Grcic, and many others. PREVIEW the Flos Home collection, then call or visit Centro to place your order. Not sure which Flos fixture will best solve your lighting challenge? Just ask us...we're experts!
Centro is the exclusive, authorized St. Louis retailer for Flos.
Only at Centro!
Shop local, save 15%, and receive FREE SHIPPING on Knoll's classic furniture designs by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Alexander Girard, Mies van der Rohe, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, Warren Platner, Charles Pollock, Jens Risom, Eero Saarinen and Richard Schultz. Click HERE to see a selection of Knoll CLASSICS, then visit Centro by March 1 to select the fabric, leather, and other finishes to make your classic your own! Centro is the exclusive St. Louis retailer for Knoll.
For only one day, save $1000 on the original and iconic Flos ARCO Lamp, designed in 1962 by brothers Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Created to produce light over a dining table when no ceiling outlet is present, ARCO is now seen in living rooms, dining rooms, and libraries of stylish homes all around the world. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to save 33% on this museum-quality design. The BLACK FRIDAY offer is available ONLY at authorized Flos retail locations...not online.