It’s a brawny, industrial take on the midcentury aesthetic at this celebrated furniture store. The owners have teamed up with a crew of Cleveland-based experts to transform old machinery and factory equipment into handsome house fittings, from lampshades fashioned from old conveyor belts to beautifully constructed work tables.
The custom pieces by this fourth-generation New York furniture maker are flat-out gorgeous, with midcentury proportions and a rawness that gives full attention to the exquisite details of the wood grain. Repurposed-industrial is the general vibe. Rare for the city, customers can watch furniture construction happen on-site.
A Canadian former gallery owner is behind the nice range of modernist furniture and contemporary art here. Think Knoll sofas, Eames chairs, richly hued Alexander Girard blankets, and punk flyers by Raymond Pettibon.
“Things unlimited” is the slogan at this husband-and-wife-owned vintage and design store, a standout of the Atlantic Avenue antiques row. Eclectic offerings include a six-foot-tall French birdcage, buffalo-hide buckets, and seating that ranges from velvet club chairs to industrial draft stools. The basement contains a workshop for basic custom shelving made from salvaged wood.
Open since 2011, this little furniture emporium offers some of the best midcentury and Danish modern pieces around. Walnut side tables, Blenko glass decanters, capsule-shaped Swedish table lamps, and authentic folk art pieces are just a few of examples of the sweet craftsmanship here, which can take a quirky bent.
Officially a “center for arts and innovation” rather than mere gallery, this former iron factory delivers on its billing with ambitious exhibitions that go beyond traditional art and into the realm of cutting-edge science and ideas. Work may revolve around the geometry of beehives, for example, or images of 5,000-year-old moss. On-thescene artist Dustin Yellin is the main force behind the space.