New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

The Furniture Matrix

Highly oversimplified design grid, sensible to sinful.

  • Modern Furniture Within Reach

  • A&G Merch

    111 N. 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-388-1779

    You can get a sofa for $1,000 at this utilitarian sister store to the design store Future Perfect, but this sleek endless sectional is a deal at $2,949, considering its ample seating—and style. Architect lamp, $429.

  • Outrageously Priced Modern Furniture

  • Moss

    150 Greene St.; 212-204-7100

    Osvaldo Borsani chair, $6,500. Heike Buchfelder’s goose-feather suspension lamp, $5,175. Only at Moss, the Euro-design shrine where a set of sixteen plastic picnic utensils—made in Italy, of course—is $120.

  • Classic Furniture Within Reach

  • Tepper Galleries

    110 E. 25th St.; 212-677-5300

    Victorian dressers are as little as $200, and oil paintings are as low as $20 at this privately owned auction house specializing in eighteenth-to-twentieth-century finds. Pictured, a late-eighteenth-century French chest and chairs.

  • Outrageously Priced Classic Furniture

  • Aero

    419 Broome St.; 212-966-1500

    Traditions are meant to evolve, and Thomas O’Brien is a master at reimagining classics. Zane chaise and ottoman are $4,200; Hugo tall cabinet desk, $8,400.

From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

Order the Issue Today

Cover of New York Magazine's Best of New York issue

Order This Issue

Other Best Of Guides

Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.