Furniture Stores in/near Midtown NYC - Suggestions?

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  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    95% of everything is crap
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    sofas

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  3. archetypal_yuppie

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    Too many divots on the pillows
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    eat Proust you divot monger

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    This does not have enough colors or embellishments for me.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    You might check my Contemporary Traditional thread and see if that is more to your liking.
     


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    That thread is awful, everything looks like it was specified by a 70yr old woman dressed like a beatnik.
     


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    In that case I'm suggesting Ruhlmann.

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    And Poltrona Frau's Vanity fair.

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    and Hermes.

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    does Poltrona Frau own Cappellini and Cassina? Or am I thinking of a different company?
     


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    they're all part of the same company.
     


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    It is my opinion, that "modern" plastic italian furniture is absolutely disgusting. It is nauseating to see that they charge such ridiculous prices for basically a molded plastic piece that you would expect to see at Kmart. If you want real furniture in NYC, you should check out DDC or Minotti. Both are very expensive, if you are looking for something mid-range I'd take a look at Lazzoni.
     


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    Molded plastic furniture is great in NYC if you have outdoor space.
     


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    Agreed, it has it's place. I wouldn't want clear orange colored chairs at my dining room table though.
     


  14. archetypal_yuppie

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    Anyway, on Saturday I went for a walk on Wooster and Greene etc.

    Did not impress: Cappellini, Cassina. Just did not like the stuff.

    Stuff I could use: DWR (nice tables and chairs and sofas), Room & Board (I liked a few cabinets)

    I stopped by several other places that weren't memorable.



    Also, I agree the bright colored plasticky stuff is cheap and tacky looking.
     


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    Some of it does require a specific appreciation. I admire corbu's villas, so I also enjoy his chairs/sofas, but it certainly is not for everyone. Thank god for that, the stuff that has seemed to be incredibly popular with all segments is getting old on me (eames molded plastic).

    Check out classicon, pp mobler, bassamfellows, bddw, Herman miller, and knoll. Knoll has a showroom in mid town by appointment, bddw is on crosby st and HM might have a pop-up shop going on. The others are retailed by companies other than their own.

    What did you like at dwr and r&b?
     
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