TOTO USA recently opened its New York Gallery of products and design displays in Soho, the city's design district. The minimalist, industrial space is filled with product vignettes, and is owned and operated by TOTO.

“The new TOTO New York Gallery is designed to serve as a resource for the architectural and design communities,” said Public Relations Manager Lenora Campos. “It will provide an educational environment where they and their clients may learn more about TOTO, its progressive social and environmental philosophies, and innovative products.”

The ground floor space of the gallery houses chosen products from the company's full-line luxury bath collections: Nexus, Mercer, Clayton and Lloyd suites. Also on display is TOTO's flagship product line, the Neorest, which is placed on a lighted three-foot circular pedestal in a large display window.

A conference area is available for events and feedback sessions with customers. TOTO associates meet one-on-one with architects and designers to present information about the company and its unique product lines.

The company says similar gallery spaces are planned for 2006 in Los Angeles, Chicago and Southeast Florida.