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Johnson Trading Gallery

47-42 43rd St., Woodside; 212-925-1110;

Here, find pieces that walk the line between sculpture and furniture. There’s vintage by Frank Lloyd Wright and George Nakashima and contemporary by Rafael de Cárdenas and Simon Hasan. $$$ (by appointment only)


98 S. 4th St., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg; 200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St., Ste. 436 in the New York Design Center; 212-645-2216;

Parsons alum John Erik Karkula sells sexy contemporary furnishings with an emphasis on natural materials. Noteworthy items include e15 solid-oak dining tables and Karkula’s own industrial-­chic desks. $$$$ (made in N.Y. / consulting services)


39 Greene St., nr. Grand St.; 212-966-6665;

Virtually everything in this store is made from synthetic polymers in a variety of durable forms. Find the ever-popular, transparent, single-mold Louis XV Ghost chairs by Philippe Starck alongside batch-dyed polycarbonate sofas. $$$


1330 Sixth Avenue, nr. 54th St.; 212-343-4000;

For its residential KnollStudio collection, the company reproduces the work of mid-century masters like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, and Eero Saarinen. $$$-$$$$ (ecofriendly)

Ligne Roset

250 Park Ave. S., nr. 20th St.; 155 Wooster St., nr. Houston St.; 212-375-1036;

Best known for sleek contemporary sofa beds and storage systems, this French furniture company also makes dining sets, accessories, and lighting. $$$ (ecofriendly / consulting services)

Lillian August

12 W. 20th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-206-1883;

This showroom of all-American furnishings is still overseen by August, who has been in the business for three decades. The aesthetic is clean, traditional, and a tad preppy—perfect for your uptown abode or Hamptons beach retreat. $$-$$$

Lucca & Co.

306 E. 61st St., nr. Second Ave., second fl.; 212-593-0117;

Find antiques, decorative and fine-art pieces, and made-to-order furniture under one roof here, all in the spirit of the brand’s namesake town in Italy. The company uses Belgian linens for its made-to-order pieces and has a selection of Flemish furniture as well. $$$-$$$$ (made in N.Y. / consulting services)

Magen H. Gallery

54 E. 11th St., nr. University Pl.; 212-777-8670;

This gallery specializes in 20th-century sculpture, decorative arts, architecture, and ceramics, with an emphasis on postwar French designers. Magen has lent pieces from the collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. $$$-$$$$

Material Lust Annex

195 Chrystie St., nr. Stanton St., ninth fl.; 212-920-0412;

Designers Christian Lopez Swafford and Lauren Larson hope to reimagine the place of textiles in the home—at their annex opened earlier this year, the “Tumor I” piece hangs prominently, a Rorschach blot made of alpaca, wool, rope, cotton, and leather. Somewhat more conventional items include a black-and-white chair shaped like an ibis and pagan pentagram chairs and candelabras. $$$ (by appointment only)


405 Broome St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-343-2600;

The bounty of minimalist furniture, objets d’art, and understated jewelry here includes the company’s line of ecofriendly, locally sourced furniture, Matter Made. $$$-$$$$ (consulting services)

Mecox Gardens

962 Lexington Ave., at 70th St.; 212-249-5301;

The home-goods offshoot of a Southampton-based gardening empire, Mecox outfits the sitting rooms, patios, and decks of Manhattanites at play. New and vintage goods are in stock, some from Europe and Asia. $$-$$$

Milano Smart Living

200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St., Ste. 711 in the New York Design Center; 212-729-1938;

Stylish Italian pieces made for New York: This firm specializes in space-saving pieces of every kind, from sleep sofas to kids’ bunk beds to slide-out dining tables. $$$

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

210 Lafayette St., at Kenmare St.; 212-431-2575;

Look here for a classic American aesthetic and a quick turnaround time (averaging two to three weeks for in-stock items and six to eight for custom orders). Modern sofas, nickel-plated lighting, and ’30s-style easy chairs are among the company’s specialties. $$$

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. $$$

Molteni & C

60 Greene St., nr. Broome St.; 212-673-7106;

An Italian home-furniture company, Molteni & C creates modular systems for all rooms and needs, including closets and shelving. Designers in its stable include Jean Nouvel and Patricia Urquiola. $$$-$$$$ (consulting services)


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