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Antoine Schapira

600 Palisade Ave., nr. 6th St., Ste. 305A; Union City, N.J.; 201-320-2099;

This French furniture designer and cabinetmaker creates exquisite custom cabinetry, restores furniture, and also designs his own line, which includes pieces like a Pullman club chair in Macassar ebony and an elegant commode made from palm wood, brass leaf, and glass. $$$


233 Norman Ave., nr. N. Henry St., basement level, Greenpoint; 917-402-7689;

Custom cabinetry here is made from wood, metal, glass, and plastic, and is available for both residential and commercial projects. Some of the work is done in-house, while some is completed by outside designers. $$$ (ecofriendly / made in N.Y.)

From the Source

69 West St., nr. Noble St., Greenpoint; 104 W. 17th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 718-532-1671

The selection here encompasses hand- built furniture designed in the company’s Brooklyn studio and produced in Indonesia. The store prides itself on the use of gorgeous woods that are either plantation-grown or reclaimed from abandoned projects. Custom orders take eight to 11 weeks, but for those in a rush, stock pieces are for sale and can be custom-modified in two to three. $$$ (ecofriendly)


79 Grand St., nr. Wooster St.; 212-966-5797;

Henrybuilt unites artisanal quality and modular flexibility, creating traditional pieces for modern homes. All kitchens, bathrooms, and office systems are tailored in design and build for the client; furniture pieces are made-to-order. $$$ (consulting services)

Modern Objects + Design

34 Howard St., nr. Broadway, third fl .; 212-925-5506;

This Scandinavian-style furniture-and-décor showroom specializes in custom pieces and lighting for hotels, bars, restaurants, and the home. Inventive hanging lamps co-exist with asymmetrical shelving units. Appointments recommended. $$$

Readymade Projects

302A W. 12th St., nr. Eighth Ave., No. 286; 917-622-4383;

Industrial designer Stephen Burks’s furniture is playful, colorful, and always memorable. His vibrant Dedon Dala collection includes lounge chairs, tables, and stools handwoven from bright polyethylene cord. He also creates lighting and home accessories, and has designed wares for Harry Winston, Missoni, and Swarovski, to name a few. $$$$ (ecofriendly / by appointment only / consulting services)


25 N. Moore St., at. Varick St.; 212-226-1045;

Room started as a catalogue of stylish minimalist furniture and accessories before opening a brick-and-mortar shop that features emerging designers and an in-house line. All original pieces are customizable in a range of fabrics, leathers, and finishes. $$$$ (made in N.Y.)

Walter Rossi

1306 Union St., at New York Ave., Crown Heights; 718-756-5896;

Rossi custom-makes upholstered iron furniture to your exact specifications. Creations include the ribbon bench and pyramid chair. Flashy neon signs are also a specialty. $$$ (by appointment only / consulting services / made in N.Y.)


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