New York has been going through a metamorphosis process in terms of interior design, with hundreds of spaces and stores for high-end bands opening every year. In this article, we hope to shed the light on the best showrooms you can’t miss while paying a little visit to New York City.
This list of high-end furniture designs includes the most sought out ones in New York. These US furniture brands produce sofas, sectionals, armchairs, beds, chests, coffee tables, wardrobes, dining chairs and tables, rugs and other products for you to furnish your bedroom, dining rooms, living spaces, and other rooms of your home.
For nearly 80 years Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that modern furniture should complement architectural space, not compete with it. At Knoll, modern design has been their guiding principle, and their passion has been shared by customers and design professionals worldwide.
Designed as part of the Washington Collection for Knoll™, the Prism Lounge Chair and Ottoman use geometry and pattern to define form. The pieces are intended as sculptural or architectural objects that can be viewed from any side.
Matter is a New York City-based gallery, showroom, and manufacturer, representing a refined selection of national and international contemporary design. The brand is revered as a resource for detecting what lies beyond the horizon in design. Architects and interior designers around the world look to Matter to take the temperature of the current state of design and to look for inspiration. Matter is not just a place to purchase beautiful things, but also a platform for an ongoing conversation about design by the design community and the public alike. Since its inception in 2003, Matter has had the opportunity to collaborate with and represent some of the most innovative established and promising international design talents. We are currently focused on raising the international perception of contemporary American design through our in-house brand Matter Made and the representation of the very best manufacturers and independent designers working today.
Initially introduced back in 1938, Little Petra won instant praise at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, subsequently winning awards at exhibits in New York and Berlin. It’s one of just a few designs by architect Viggo Boesen, who became associated with Denmark’s signature design aesthetic in the 1930s called funkis style. Distinguished by a softer, more abundant, organic aesthetic that challenged the minimalistic approach of Bauhaus.
Against a signature backdrop of black and white, Flair presents a unique proposition in home furnishings, decoration and gifts. Rigorously selected European and American vintage furnishings and accessories are seamlessly mixed with our own exclusive designs to create a highly individual style that transcends eras and origins.
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The Future Perfect, founded in 2003 by David Alhadeff, is one of the world’s foremost contemporary design galleries. From its inception, The Future Perfect has been distinguished by its thoroughly creative vision and strong curatorial focus, which showcases studio-created works alongside one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.
Available in three sizes, Patricia Urquiola’s oval-shaped tables, produced in collaboration with iconic Italian producer Glas Italia, elevate a furniture staple to surreal heights. Made with tempered extralight glass, with irregular decoration which mirrors the colour and veins of marble, the piece appears different from every viewpoint. Issued in two different colours, green and pink-beige, the tables exemplify the vital spirit of contemporary Italian design.
Recently opened, the Lladró showroom in New York is empowered by unique, one of a kind, fine art pieces. There, you will be able to have a look at the most iconic handcrafted porcelain sculptures combined with Boca do Lobo’s luxury furniture. Some things were made to be special and this showroom is one of those.
Hanging ceiling lamp with handmade metallic chandelier design in black, with fifty-six translucent white, engraved porcelain lampshades.
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ABC Carpet & Home is a global leader sparking change through commerce. Sourcing goods that are created with sustainability and fair labor standards in mind, they have pioneered a path all our own, creating and nurturing a marketplace built on craftsmanship, quality, and integrity. They look to raise the standards of the ordinary and ignite a shift in the global retail space. To captivate and cultivate a healthy home and a healthy planet for all.
Striated periwinkle and soft sky tonalities host an intricate design etched in navy, in this one-of-a-kind contemporary carpet. Handwoven in India and overdyed to create a remarkable chromatic composition, each Color Reform Silk piece transforms new, luxurious silk rugs into exotic works of art that feature unique tonalities and patterns brought to life through intense color.
For 31 years, AICO/Amini Innovation Corp has been known for original, high quality and intricately designed home furnishings. CEO and Founder, Michael Amini, combines his extensive world travels and his affinity for fashion to create the inspiration for each distinctive design. From the ancient ruins of Greece, to Russian palaces; from the sunny hillsides of Tuscany, to the charming cafes of a crowded Paris street, Michael finds inspiration in world culture, traditional art and architecture. It is his goal to create furniture that connects people emotionally with their culture, country and heritage.
This French-styled fireplace is perfect to add that Great Gatsby, Roaring 20’s vibe to your living room design.
ModShop furniture designs can be customized to fit a variety of decor styles, from organic and industrial modern pieces, urban loft styles, clean-lined European design, to transitional Hollywood Regency glamour and ’60s Mod. With a background in the fast-paced apparel industry, they use this experience to keep the product in their stores moving forward with trends just as you would expect to see in the fashion industry- regularly adding trendy, fun furniture and accessories to the collections.
A modern take on a classic piece. Enjoy this luxurious five drawer desk in matte white lacquer with round lucite and shiny brass knobs.
Ralph Lauren Corporation is a global leader in the design, marketing, and distribution of premium lifestyle products, including apparel, accessories, home furnishings, and other licensed product categories. For five decades, our long-standing reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands, sales channels, and international markets. We believe that our global reach, breadth of product offerings, and multichannel distribution are unique among luxury and apparel companies.
This Victorian Renaissance Revival bookcase is inspired by an English design from the 19th century. A stepped cornice protrudes over the three arched-glass-fronted doors and carved half-columns on the upper section. The tripartite bottom cabinet features three inset panel doors, carved half-columns, and a stepped-and-molded base. Solid walnut finished with worn ebonized paint produces a rich patina.
John Derian Company Inc. was established in 1989. John’s decoupage is handmade in his studio in New York City, where he employs a small staff of artisans to assist with production. His designs are sold at upscale home stores, in catalogues, and gift shops worldwide. The full range of John’s work, including his ephemera, ceramic and furniture collaborations, is available at his own retail shops in Manhattan’s East Village where he has an ever-changing assortment of vintage and antique imports, bed and table linens, stationery, plate-ware, lighting and original artwork by Hugo Guinness.
It takes two full days to hand-tuft the Bachelor Sofa, inspired by the beautifully layered Bachelor Button dianthus flower. With its deep seat and firm back, the elegantly shaped loveseat is their most dramatic addition to the line.
In 1932, The Museum of Modern Art established the world’s first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design. MoMA has long recognized design’s important role in our culture alongside more traditional mediums like painting and sculpture. Through a series of filters and criteria, MoMA selects only the best of the best to be featured in their collection.
In contrast to many midcentury designs that keep their cool, Verner Panton’s Pop Art-inspired chair offers a playfully passionate silhouette. His 1959 rendition of a traditional wingback chair is a prime example of his efforts “…to encourage people to use their fantasy imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.” The enveloping sweep of the upholstered back and seat tapers down to a base of strong but slender stainless steel. With its vibrant red upholstery, the chair makes an eye-catching addition to any living room, bedroom, or library. Made in Germany by Vitra, a manufacturer of iconic modern furnishings that are widely represented in MoMA’s collection.
The staging project between Tessler Developments and Covet House makes The Mansion, at 172 Madison Avenue, the most coveted address for design lovers and professionals in the Big Apple. Covet NYC is fully decorated with a curated selection of furniture, lighting and accessories from the best European luxury brands.
Created as an original collaboration between Tessler Developments and Covet House, COVET NYC, also known as “The Mansion” is located at the heart of Madison Avenue and is fully decorated with a curated selection of furniture, lighting, upholstery and accessories from the best European luxury brands, such as Boca do Lobo, Brabbu, DelightFull, Essential Home, Luxxu, Circu, Pullcast, Rug’Society, Foogo and Koket.
The kids’ bedroom highlights a series of playful yet elegant pieces that are the perfect introduction in regards to design and comfortable living into a child’s world, from the Cloud Lamp to the Fantasy Air drawers as well as the Illusion table.
Droog is a conceptual design company that focuses on matters that affect society and its people. Major collaborations include the New Original project, the Rijksmuseum, the Museum of Sex in New York and the CACAU Cultural Centre in São Tomé. By the way, Droog has the most inventive, colorful and whimsical furniture collections when it comes to interior design.
Taking the principles of Gerrit Rietveld, this inside out furniture series makes construction simple and attractive. For easy assembly, brackets and construction details are on the outside, while the coating is on the inside. The cabinet has been turned inside out. Design duo Minale-Maeda makes construction into a distinctive and attractive feature.
DDC Minotti is the leading source of contemporary furniture design. They can offer an exceptional variety of home and contract furniture, lighting and accessories, ranging in style from classic modern to the most cutting-edge designs in their showrooms – the most notorious ever.
The Aston “Stool”, with its soft, inviting cushioned seat, is available in two heights: 67 cm and 80 cm. The tapered wood legs are made of solid ash and are finished in open pore Tobacco stain or open pore Moka lacquer, with footrests in Pewter color steel.
Ralph Pucci International is a luxury furniture, lighting and mannequin company based in New York City. What began as a family business in the 1950s fabricating mannequins has grown to a gallery and showroom regarded as one of the best in the world, with outposts now in Miami and a brand new Los Angeles gallery that opened in March 2017. The mannequins include innovative and avant-garde collaborations with fashion designers, illustrators and supermodels including Ruben Toledo, Anna Sui, Christy Turlington, Maira Kalman and Rebecca Moses. The mannequins are featured in high-end department stores and boutiques worldwide including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.
The furniture chapter began in 1989 because of a mannequin created by French interior designer Andrée Putman, who then urged Pucci to represent her furniture in the US. Today the designers represented by Ralph Pucci International include Patrick Naggar, Jens Risom, Vladimir Kagan, Hervé van der Straeten, Chris Lehrecke, India Mahdavi, Eric Schmitt, Jim Zivic, Michael Anastassiades, Elizabeth Garouste and many more. For Ralph Pucci, great design is an on-going quest to celebrate the legends while also looking to the future and supporting emerging talent, which has led to an on-going partnership with students from Pratt Institute, where Pucci serves on the board.