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
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
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.
The Furniture Matrix
Highly oversimplified design grid, sensible to sinful.
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).