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The uber-handsome modern furniture here is made at the store’s Philadelphia studio with incredibly impressive old-world values. It will last a lifetime. 

Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian is the biggest contemporary dealer in the business, with the stable of all-star artists to prove it. Exhibitions on Picasso (curated by his biographer, John Richardson, and showing at West 21st Street) and Murakami run into January. 

Lehmann Maupin

Another big name in the Chelsea art scene: a two-floor gallery with an innovative design by Rem Koolhaas that makes for a viewing experience different from that of a typical white-cube space. 

303 Gallery

Founder Lisa Spellman (who’s also the ex-wife of artist Richard Prince) has cultivated art stars like Robert Gober and Doug Aitken since opening in 1984. Visit the gallery’s current space, with its skylights and glass floors, before it relocates to West 21st Street in early 2015. 

Lost City Arts

An excellent source for midcentury home pieces, including Harry Bertoia “Spray” sculptures, mod lighting fixtures, and elaborate accents like a ’70s monorail model.

Dienst + Dotter

The owner, who’s worked for both the Met Museum and designer Jacques Grange, knows her stuff.


Many of the furniture and objects (by the likes of Zaha Hadid and Tom Dixon) at this contemporary design store are extremely refined, almost sculptural. There are lots of chic lighting options, too.


The spot-on selection of beds, cabinets, and more make this the ultimate midcentury furniture store. It recently relocated from Tribeca. 

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