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Explore the Best Interior Design Stores in NYCTuesday 24 October 2017
The most populous city in the United States, New York City, is filled with design inspiration and excitement, from the amazing buildings and skyscrapers to its museums, streets, parks, stores and even world-class events, like the Boutique Design New York (which will occur in November 12-13 at Jacob K. Javits Center). Although it’s easy and tempting nowadays to buy everything online, New Yorkers and their fellow visitors still prefer to get design goods directly from stores, and that’s probably why so many design stores still thrive these days in the Big Apple market. In a metropolis packed with possibilities, CovetED has prepared a Top-10 list with the best interior design stores in NYC.
– ABC Carpet & Home –
A real interior design heaven, this esteemed shop has been operating since 1961 when Jerome Weinrib opened it as ABC Carpet. During the 1980s, his daughter Paulette Cole updated the company, adding “Home” to the store’s name and feeding its six floors with furniture, lighting, and accessories sourced from around the world with an emphasis on fair-trade and sustainably sourced goods. In the aid of creating a better world, ABC Carpet & Home aspires “to manifest a universal exchange where spirit, sustainability, culture, currency, and creation coexist; a holistic sensory experience to inform and inspire participation”, as inscribed in their mission statement. Currently, they run four stores, two of them sitting in New York City (Manhattan Flagship and Manhattan Design Rugs, both on Broadway) and one in Brooklyn.
– BoConcept –
BoConcept is the brand name of Denmark’s most global retail furniture chain, with more than 250 stores in 60 countries around the world. With its first BoConcept Brand Store opened in Paris, in 1993, the company offers customized, coordinated and affordable design furniture and accessories, in order to make modern design available to the urban-minded customer. Although BoConcept Carle Place is actually closed for renovation, BoConcept Lafayette/SoHo and BoConcept Westchester are thriving in New York’s busy design market, and the brand is opening the all-new BoConcept Madison Avenue this November.
– Droog –
Droog is a conceptual design company that was born from making connections, initiating partnerships worldwide by exploring globally relevant issues, which lead to innovative collaborations. Droog has undergone 23 years of change making and continues to do so. Based in Amsterdam, the iconoclastic Dutch design collective has opened a store in New York City back in 2009, right in the heart of SoHo, that definitely deserves to enter the best interior design shops in NYC list.
– The Future Perfect –
Founded in 2003 by David Alhadeff, The Future Perfect 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. Considered a catalyst as well as an industry authority, the company has also forged relationships with some of the world’s most influential artists, designers and craftspeople during its 15-year history. Great Jones Street, in New York City, is home to the perfect example of how the prestigious gallery program is tailored to its unique store locations.
– Global Table –
Global Table is a table-top and home accessories store that has been in existence since 1996. Located in New York’s SoHo, the store stocks a carefully edited selection of dishes, glassware and accessories from around the world with an emphasis on simple lines and vivid finishes. The store has been featured in many magazines such as Oprah, Vogue, Elle Decor, In Style, Food and Wine and Bon Appetit, and was selected by New York magazine as the Best of Mix and Match Tableware.
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– Herman Miller –
Back in 2016, global design manufacturer Herman Miller, Inc. announced the opening of its New York Flagship, a singular location housing many of the company’s brands under one roof. Located in the heart of Gramercy, at 251 Park Avenue South, the Flagship features textiles and coverings from Maharam, furnishings from Geiger, authentic modern design from Design Within Reach, and a full range of furnishings and tools from Herman Miller. The company’s expanded presence was reinforced at ground-level by the first permanent Herman Miller retail location in North America.
– John Derian –
Established in 1989, John Derian Company’s decoupage plates, platters, paperweights, coasters and bowls are 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 Derian pieces, including his ephemera and furniture line, is available at his own retail shops in the East Village, where he also carries vintage and antique imports, bed and table linens, stationery, plate-ware, vintage and new lighting, and an ever-changing assortment of one-of-a-kind antiques.
– Matter –
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, founder and creative director Jamie Gray has had the opportunity to collaborate with and represent some of the most innovative established and promising international design talents.
– MoMA Design Store –
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. Now with 3 locations in New York City, MoMA has expanded and opened stores with the goal to make design accessible to as wide an audience as possible. In their shelves, you can find quite a wide spectre of items, such as MoMA Publications, exhibition and collection-related pieces, a diverse selection of design objects and gifts from classic twentieth-century designers to today’s brightest design talent, as well as an array of lighting, tech innovations, furniture, speakers, toys, games, tabletop, home decor, jewelry, accessories and more.
– Tictail –
Tictail is a social marketplace home to independent brands from over 140 countries around the world, where all purchases support emerging artists and designers from around the world. Its online marketplace makes it easy to shop directly from small brands, and to discover the best of design in the world in only one place. Tictail Market, in New York City, gives that global community a brick-and-mortar home and brings the newest in fashion, art, and home decor to shoppers. With events, activations, and a rotating selection of products, there’s always an opportunity to discover something new.
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Source: ABC Carpet & Home, BoConcept, Droog, The Future Perfect, Global Table, Herman Miller, John Derian, Matter, MoMA Design Store, Tictail, Architectural Digest, Huffington Post, New York Post, BDNY 2017