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C, E at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.
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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then a brigade of classic international furniture designers; including Mies Van Der Rohe, Eileen Gray, and Marcel Breuer; would share a collective blush with one look at Nuovo Melodrom’s ambitious reproductions. The tightly-packed shop showcases an eclectic mix of iconic knockoffs, including more affordable Italian mid-century interpretations, as well as modern objects that evoke an urban, cutting-edge functionality. While much of the store is devoted to imported Italian copies of established designs, like a 1950s Saarinen marble dining room table or a Le Corbusier armchair, be sure to explore the shop’s quirky and colorful collection of original Italian designs, like mushroom-shaped table lamps. Style-savvy downtowners scan the raw brick walls, looking for unexpected, upscale pieces. Alongside its near neighbors Modernica and Moss, Nuovo Melodrom feels like a more approachable presence; and one that’s a little easier on the wallet, too.