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Montauk Sofa

51 Mercer St., nr. Broome St.; 212-274-1552;

Find stylish seating at this sofa store, where the inventory encompasses love seats, chairs, ottomans, and sleeper sofas in 40 styles, all customizable and made from biodegradable materials. $$$ (ecofriendly)


36 E. 31st St., nr. Madison Ave.; 646-396-0455;

The Dutch brand, founded by interior- and product-designer Marcel Wanders, has opened its first US store, a 3800-square-foot showroom that features the store’s eclectic modern furnishings, as well as their inventive collection of lighting. $$$


146 Greene St., nr. Houston St.; 212-334-7222;

At this store, the brand’s first retail outlet anywhere, you will find products by international contemporary designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Ron Arad, and Marc Newson. $$$ (ecofriendly)


1180 Rte. 9D, at Snake Hill Rd., Garrison, N.Y.; 212-717-0150;

An amateur scholar of furniture design for outdoor uses, founder John Danzer quickly became one of the leaders in this underexplored field. His designs, often based on pieces from historic houses, are considered the pinnacle of outdoor-furniture design in both craft and comfort. All items are made-to-order. $$$ (consulting services)


135 Madison Ave., nr. 31st St., second fl.; 212-832-8222;

This showroom stocks an array of attention-grabbing pieces in the mid-century-modern style, including items from Walter Knoll and Artifort. Recent finds included Eileen Gray’s iconic Monte Carlo sofa and Eero Aarnio’s hanging bubble chair. $$$


105 Madison Ave., nr. 30th St.; 212-346-9760;

This prolific Italian furniture company has spent 56 years perfecting the ecofriendly leather sofa. Options include reclining headrests, extra-wide arms, touch-powered adjustable backrests, bases in wood or metal, and customizable fabrics and finishes. $$$ (ecofriendly)


349 Suydam St., nr. Wyckoff St., third fl., Bushwick ; 212-470-6796;

The furniture here is built according to a family tradition of craftsmanship, but with an eye toward modern city life. All pieces are customizable, and commissions are accepted. The designer works with environmentally friendly materials upon request. $$$ (ecofriendly / made in N.Y. / consulting services)

New York Design Center

200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St.; 212-679-9500;

This to-the-trade mall is an industry fave with more than 100 showrooms featuring 300 lines of furniture, lighting, floor and wall coverings, fabric, and decorative accessories. The center also offers Access to Design, a consumer-designer matchmaking service of sorts: For a fee, a certified in-house designer can provide showroom access, design advice, and special pricing. $$$ (trade only)


36 Waverly Ave., nr. Flushing Ave., Clinton Hill;

Using salvaged wood and sample fabrics like canvas and muslin, this shop creates furniture with a rustic, worn-in aesthetic. The result is a mix of comfy pieces that work as well in big-city lofts as they do in upstate ski chalets. $$ (ecofriendly / made in N.Y.)


462 Broome St., nr. Mercer St.; 79 Third Ave., nr. 58th St., Ste. 1109; 212-414-4332;

Living-room and bedroom furniture in subdued colors and sumptuous fabrics fills the space, along with eclectic home accessories, cashmere throws, and innovative light installations. $$$$

Olga Guanabara

1 43rd St., nr. First Ave., Bldg. C, second fl., Sunset Park; 718-522-7100;

All pieces here are made in Brooklyn and pay homage to wood: its character, its spirit, and the many forms it can take, from rustic stools to refined dining tables. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only)

Patrick Parrish

50 Lispenard St., nr. Church St.; 212-219-9244;

An ode to modernism, this thoughtfully curated shop favors vintage and contemporary modern furniture. While the inventory includes works by major designers like Pierre Jeanneret and Ward Bennett, lesser-known and anonymous artisans are also represented. $$$

Poliform New York

150 E. 58th St., nr. Lexington Ave., sixth fl., in the Architects & Designers Building; 212-421-1800;

This Italian brand carries an extensive array of high-end streamlined pieces for every room in the house. Its walk-in-closet solutions are particularly useful for urban dwellers who want to maximize space, and it offers full turnkey design services. $$$

Poltrona Frau

145 Wooster St., nr. Houston St.; 212-777-7592;

This international lifestyle label offers contemporary Italian designs that are both stylish and approachable. The luxury here is subtle but present in the fine leather and handcrafting of each piece. $$$$


59 Walker St. nr. Broadway ; 917-237-0123;

A playful modernism pervades Property, where sleek, bare-bones pieces such as indoor/outdoor molded plastic chairs co-exist with curved plywood bookcases. Most items are the work of contemporary Italian and British designers like Tom Dixon, Ferruccio Laviani, and Achille Castiglioni. $$-$$$ (consulting services)


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