The Best High-End New York-based Brands:The Big Apple has always been the centre of the world’s attention for several reasons. Its strategical geopolitical location in the East Coast helped the city grow in the past, carried by the growth of Wall Street. But lately, it wasn’t about the financial or the political aspects no more. In the past few years, New York has, in fact, being a centre stage, but for a cultural revolution. In a city overloaded with people from all over the world, the huge cultural mix has resulted in serious advancements in cinema, literature, music and, of course, design. But what could we expect from a city that breaths and transpires art? New York has been going through a metamorphosis process in terms of interior design, with hundreds of showrooms opening every year. And in this article, we hope to shed the light on the best ones for you to redesign your home.
This list of high-end furniture designs includes the most sought out ones in New York. These US furniture brands produce sofas, sectionals, armchairs, beds, chests, coffee tables, wardrobes, dining chairs and tables, rugs and other products for you to furnish your bedroom, dining rooms, living spaces, and other rooms of your home.
Matter is a New York City-based gallery, showroom, and manufacturer, representing a refined selection of national and international contemporary design. The brand is revered as a resource for detecting what lies beyond the horizon in design. Architects and interior designers around the world look to Matter to take the temperature of the current state of design and to look for inspiration. Matter is not just a place to purchase beautiful things, but also a platform for an ongoing conversation about design by the design community and the public alike. Since its inception in 2003, Matter has had the opportunity to collaborate with and represent some of the most innovative established and promising international design talents. We are currently focused on raising the international perception of contemporary American design through our in-house brand Matter Made and the representation of the very best manufacturers and independent designers working today.
Initially introduced back in 1938, Little Petra won instant praise at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, subsequently winning awards at exhibits in New York and Berlin. It’s one of just a few designs by architect Viggo Boesen, who became associated with Denmark’s signature design aesthetic in the 1930s called funkis style. Distinguished by a softer, more abundant, organic aesthetic that challenged the minimalistic approach of Bauhaus.
Against a signature backdrop of black and white, Flair presents a unique proposition in home furnishings, decoration and gifts. Rigorously selected European and American vintage furnishings and accessories are seamlessly mixed with our own exclusive designs to create a highly individual style that transcends eras and origins.
Mid Century Italian brass leg sofa in the style of Gio Ponti, upholstered in hand-painted blue cube fabric by Livio de Simone.
The Future Perfect, founded in 2003 by David Alhadeff, is one of the world’s foremost contemporary design galleries. From its inception, The Future Perfect has been distinguished by its thoroughly creative vision and strong curatorial focus, which showcases studio-created works alongside one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.
Liquify Coffee Table by Patricia Urquiola
Available in three sizes, Patricia Urquiola’s oval-shaped tables, produced in collaboration with iconic Italian producer Glas Italia, elevate a furniture staple to surreal heights. Made with tempered extralight glass, with irregular decoration which mirrors the colour and veins of marble, the piece appears different from every viewpoint. Issued in two different colours, green and pink-beige, the tables exemplify the vital spirit of contemporary Italian design.
ABC Carpet & Home is a global leader sparking change through commerce. Sourcing goods that are created with sustainability and fair labour standards in mind, they have pioneered a path all our own, creating and nurturing a marketplace built on craftsmanship, quality and integrity. They look to raise the standards of the ordinary and ignite a shift in the global retail space. To captivate and cultivate a healthy home and a healthy planet for all.
Striated periwinkle and soft sky tonalities host an intricate design etched in navy, in this one-of-a-kind contemporary carpet. Handwoven in India and overdyed to create a remarkable chromatic composition, each Color Reform Silk piece transforms new, luxurious silk rugs into exotic works of art that feature unique tonalities and patterns brought to life through intense colour.
For 31 years, AICO/Amini Innovation Corp has been known for original, high quality and intricately designed home furnishings. CEO and Founder, Michael Amini, combines his extensive world travels and his affinity for fashion to create the inspiration for each distinctive design. From the ancient ruins of Greece, to Russian palaces; from the sunny hillsides of Tuscany, to the charming cafes of a crowded Paris street, Michael finds inspiration in world culture, traditional art and architecture. It is his goal to create furniture that connects people emotionally with their culture, country and heritage.
Our Pick from Michael Amini:
Platine de Royale Champagne Fireplace
This French-styled fireplace is perfect to add that Great Gatsby, Roaring 20’s vibe to your living room design.
ModShop furniture designs can be customized to fit a variety of decor styles, from organic and industrial modern pieces, urban loft styles, clean-lined European design, to transitional Hollywood Regency glamour and ’60s Mod. With a background in the fast-paced apparel industry, they use this experience to keep the product in their stores moving forward with trends just as you would expect to see in the fashion industry- regularly adding trendy, fun furniture and accessories to the collections.
A modern take on a classic piece. Enjoy this luxurious five drawer desk in matte white lacquer with round lucite and shiny brass knobs.
John Derian Company Inc. was established in 1989. John’s decoupage is handmade in his studio in New York City, where he employs a small staff of artisans to assist with production. His designs are sold at upscale home stores, in catalogues, and gift shops worldwide. The full range of John’s work, including his ephemera, ceramic and furniture collaborations, is available at his own retail shops in Manhattan’s East Village where he has an ever-changing assortment of vintage and antique imports, bed and table linens, stationery, plate-ware, lighting and original artwork by Hugo Guinness.
Our Pick from John Derian
Bachelor Loveseat by John Derian Collection
It takes two full days to hand-tuft the Bachelor Sofa, inspired by the beautifully layered Bachelor Button dianthus flower. With its deep seat and firm back, the elegantly shaped loveseat is their most dramatic addition to the line.
Our Pick from MoMA
Heart Shaped Cone Chair by Verner Panton
In contrast to many midcentury designs that keep their cool, Verner Panton’s Pop Art-inspired chair offers a playfully passionate silhouette. His 1959 rendition of a traditional wingback chair is a prime example of his efforts “…to encourage people to use their fantasy imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.” The enveloping sweep of the upholstered back and seat tapers down to a base of strong but slender stainless steel. With its vibrant red upholstery, the chair makes an eye-catching addition to any living room, bedroom, or library. Made in Germany by Vitra, a manufacturer of iconic modern furnishings that are widely represented in MoMA’s collection.
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