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325 Lafayette St., nr. Houston St.; 212-529-6616;

The minimalist furniture here showcases wood at its finest. Most pieces are made to order from American hardwood that has been sustainably harvested from a farm in Pennsylvania. $$$-$$$$ (ecofriendly / made in N.Y.)

The Shop

200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St., tenth fl.; 212-288-4971;

The Shop features serene pieces by designer Mariette Himes Gomez, who runs the place as the retail offshoot of her interior-design business. It also carries pieces designed for Hickory Chair Furniture Co. $$$$ (consulting services / made in N.Y.)

Sit Sleep Soho

114 W. Houston St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-780-9500;

The stock consists of futons and daybeds from the Danish brand Innovation, with an array of easy-to-fold-down models convenient for couch-crashing guests and space-cramped apartments. A small assortment of accent pieces is also available. $$-$$$

Stefan Rudak

150 Randolph St., nr. Varick Ave., Williamsburg; 347-687-7278;

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, this Brooklyn woodworker began hand-selecting pieces of fallen sugar maple and walnut, resulting in one-of-a-kind stools with hidden drawers and butterfly-key inlays. $$

Style by Annick de Lorme

230 Fifth Ave., nr. 27th St., Ste. 404; 212-219-0447;

Francophiles flock here for classic Paris bistro chairs by Maison Gatti. You can spot them around town at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s restaurant and the scenic River Café under the Brooklyn Bridge. $$$$ (by appointment only)

The Textile Building

295 Fifth Ave., nr. 31st St. 212-685-0530;

This hub has more than double the number of textile showrooms of any other outlet in the city, including Mohawk Home and S. Lichtenburg & Co. It hosts two market weeks per year (in the spring and fall). $$-$$$

Todd Hase Furntiure

261 Spring St., at Varick St.; 212-871-9075;

This store stocks sumptuous contemporary furniture imbued with historical references. The magic is in the details: Upholstered seating has hand-tied springs, and the intricate marquetry patterns on tables and cabinets are laid by hand, too. $$$-$$$$ (consulting services)

Tui Lifestyle

136 Greene St., nr. Houston St.; 212-300-7046;

If the prospect of redecorating your entire home seems daunting, don’t worry: Tui Lifestyle will guide you room by room. Tui designs room ensembles, complete with furniture and accessories that the store can deliver and assemble in just one week. $$$

USM Modular Furniture

28-30 Greene St., nr. Grand St.; 212-371-1230;

To create modular storage units of varying size and complexity, check out this shop’s Swiss-designed system of tubes, ball joints, and panels. It carries the original Haller 1963 furniture system that is in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. $$-$$$

Vitra, Inc.

29 Ninth Ave., nr. 13th St.; 212-463-5750;

Vitra makes clean, iconic office and home furniture, plus a range of accessories and lighting. Its lines are unmistakably modern, featuring designs from Jean Prouvé and Verner Panton as well as newer pieces by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Jasper Morrison. $$$


33 Bond St., nr. Lafayette St.; 917-675-6990;

This company was created around industrial designer Dieter Rams, whose credo was “less but better.” Vitsoe follows with minimalist pieces that are maximally functional, including its iconic shelving system, in the permanent collection of both the Museum of Modern Art and Paris’s Centre Pompidou. $$$ (consulting services)


41 Belvidere St., nr. Bushwick Ave., Bushwick; 917-826-5586;

A hub for green-minded furniture, Voos predominantly carries items from Brooklyn–based designers. All the pieces have a contemporary aesthetic, from geometric shelving units to boxy sideboards, plus a smaller selection of home accents, lighting, and tableware. Custom designs are also available. $$-$$$ (by appointment only / consulting services / ecofriendly / made in N.Y.)

VW Home By Vincent Wolf

333 W. 39th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-244-5008;

This retail store is run by renowned interior designer Vicente Wolf. Pieces reflect his airy and comfortable trademark style and his travels. $$$ (consulting services)

West Elm

1870 Broadway, nr. 62nd St. (various locations); 212-247-8077;

This chain’s Upper West Side store is so cavernous that a portion has been set up and subdivided into two fully furnished loft apartments. Score decorative pillows, basic bed frames, contemporary modular seating, and a wealth of accessories for every room in the house. $$

White Furniture

85 White St., nr. Lafayette St. (various locations); 212-966-6711;

These stores specialize in low-priced reproductions of mid-century furniture. Check out the Organic Modernism line (which has a dedicated outpost in Williamsburg) for pieces made mostly of wood, bronze, and brass, like the Bling sofa in hand-forged bronze with a Japanese patina finish. $$

Williams-Sonoma Home

10 Columbus Circle, nr. 58th St., in the Time Warner Center; 212-581-1146;

This particular branch hides an added bonus: Up a staircase in the back is a large showroom containing the company’s home-interiors collection. There’s also a design center with consultants who will plan rooms and conduct free at-home consultations. $$-$$$


581 Myrtle Ave., nr. Classon Ave., Clinton Hill; 718-218-7750;

Wonk’s pieces are made-to-order in Brooklyn and can be tailored to the space constraints and storage needs of small urban apartments. Flush fronts keep things streamlined, and client's can choose from a variety of finishes, including natural wood, lacquers, and veneers. $$$ (made in N.Y.)

York Street Studios

89 Fifth Ave., at 16th St., Ste. 906; 800-967-5811;

YSS products include fine furniture, decorative hardware, architectural detailing, and tabletop accessories, all made in the United States. When possible, locally sourced materials are used. $$$ (appointment only / consulting services / eco-friendly)


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