New Yorkers are a spoiled bunch: We get everything from dry cleaning to duck-breast dinners delivered, and fast! Except furniture. Sure, you can get a sofa from Crate & Barrel or Ikea in about ten days. But if you want high-end, your wait will be much closer to ten weeks.
That’s why the new seventeen-piece Quick-Ship collection at Desiron (151 Wooster Street; 212-353-2600 or desiron.com) is so genius: It’s in stock for immediate delivery. The look is minimalist—stylish but simple lines, with rich woods and matte stainless or aluminum accents—and it can be in your home within (at most) ten business days.
Prices start at $450 for a Lucite cube or aluminum side table. Wall and floor mirrors in aluminum or dark wood frames range from $650 to $1,550, and gorgeous espresso wood dining tables are $1,800 to $2,200. Sleek walnut credenzas in two sizes make perfect media cabinets, with holes for wires pre-drilled.
The most expensive piece ($2,400) is the 78-inch forties-modern-style Hudson Sofa, which, if ordered in Ultrasuede, is the exception to the fast-turnaround rule. It takes two weeks—still a miracle by normal standards.