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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

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