Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, closed
A, C, E at Canal St.; 1 at Canal St.; 6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.
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Located in the heart of Soho’s design district, this Italian outfit showcases sleek lighting fixtures, from task, table, and floor lamps to sophisticated track and suspension systems. The front of the store displays the most sculptural options, like orange-glass lamps resembling bubbles and donuts. Diffuser sconces in white opaline glass and amoeba-shaped nested ceiling lights dot the stark white walls and cast a soft glow on the oak floors. Looping black, red, and pink blown-glass chandeliers take center stage up above and serve as a counterpoint to more architecturally influenced pieces, like the Mouette model, which looks like a floating boomerang. Prices start around $100 and soar up to $12,000; home installation, which Artemide doesn’t offer, will raise the grand total even more.