Today we bring you some of the best design showrooms in New York, the city that is ever design-effervescent! When it comes to interior design and many other areas, the Big Apple is at the vanguard. New York Design isn’t shy, it isn’t motionless. The city that never sleeps harbors some of the most avant-garde designers and that is why, if you have the chance, you should pay a visit to these incredible showrooms.
#1 – ABC Carpet & Home
Back in 1961, Jerome Weinrib opened this space in Broadway as just a carpet store. Nowadays, and with the renovation from his daughter Paulette Cole, the store has six floors of furniture, lighting and accessories.
With a new location on New York District Centre, this shop has home items hand-selected by (and some designed by) Thomas O’Brien himself. A great store with a connection with one of the best interior designers of the city.
#3 – Alt for Living
The love for travel and vintage pieces meet in this showroom that is mostly composed of textile rugs, wallpapers, and custom lighting.
#4 – BDDW Handmade American Furniture
BDDW is a small American furniture company dedicated to the creation of well-crafted timeless designs. Tyler Hays, a painter and sculptor, is the company founder and head designer. BDDW is known for their heirloom quality solid wood furniture, traditionally joined, in select domestic hardwoods. The workshop is run by Joshua Vogel, who is trained as an architect, and insists on the finest materials and methods, such as solid domestic hardwoods, traditional joinery and hand-rubbed finishes in natural oils and lacquers.
#5 – Bunny Williams Home
Bunny Williams, an AD100 designer, opened her first eponymous showroom in the Fine Arts Building, where she displays her various home lines alongside vintage and antique treasures.
#6 – Covet NYC
What do the best staging projects have? An amazing design collection? Timeless pieces? Unique interior design? Well, then Covet NYC is one of the best staging projects in the Big Apple. Curated and handpicked by Rincón Design & Development and Covet House, and located in Billionaires’ Row, this staging project presents what there is best about contemporary design, showcasing truly unique design pieces by some of the best luxury brands out there. Covet NYC has what the best showrooms should have, no doubt!
#7 – David Sutherland New York
David Sutherland Showroom is one of the best showrooms in New York City. They provide a full-service, multi-line collection of the finest furniture, fabric and accessory manufacturers from around the world! Their space is a design inspiration and a great visit for all interior design lovers.
#8 – DDC New York City
DDC NYC (Domus Design Collection) is a luxurious, contemporary furniture shop filled with pieces to swoon over. DDC showcases over a hundred designers, mostly European imports. It is claimed to be a designer’s paradise and one of NYC’s shopping secrets.
#9 – Flair Home Collection
Flair Home Collection showcases a wide variety of luxury design pieces, both contemporary and vintage. Flair offers an incredible collection of lamps, furniture, home accessories and gifts inspired by Italian craftsmanship and contemporary design. That is why we believe they are one of the best showrooms in New York City!
#10 – Goyard
Goyard set up its first New York shop in a stately townhouse on East 63rd Street, that once housed Charlotte Moss’s beloved boutique. With parquet floors, brass-trimmed mahogany and glass cabinets, and archival Braquenié carpeting, the space maintain the feel of Goyard’s original 19th-century shop in Paris.
#11 – Hudson Furniture
Hudson Furniture, the New York furnishings and lighting company, moved to a 25,000-square-foot home in Chelsea, giving its high-octane designs even more room to breathe. The rough-meets-refined look is fitting, considering Hudson’s hallmarks: chandeliers draped with metal chains, Nakashima-esque wood tables, and plenty of polished bronze and brass.
#12 – Interlude Home
Interlude Home’s showroom is the epitome of luxury design. They showcase iconic contemporary home collections, exclusive furniture and home décor inspired by fashion. Their space provides a one-of-a-kind experience and, for those who love interior design, this is one of the best showrooms you can visit.
#14 – Jung Lee
This is the place you wanna visit if you desire to have the best interior design pieces from big fancy events. The party planner Jung Lee collects and sells in this shop the most over-the-top objects from her previous jobs.
#15 – Minotti
Of course, Minotti has to be in our best showrooms selection. They are one of the giants in interior design as they offer an exceptional variety of home and contract furniture, lighting, and accessories. Minotti has one of the best showrooms out there and it’s the perfect place for those interested in interior design to be inspired.
#16 – Mondo Collection
Mondo Collection is a furniture and design house based in the Flatiron area of Manhattan, New York. They are more than a furniture, lighting, and interior design showroom; it’s a space where clients are exposed to the greatest in contemporary, upscale, and exclusive furniture and design. In essence, their collection provides the opportunity for clients to preview and have access to the latest trends from other pockets of the world.
#17 – Porcelanosa
The Spanish brand Porcelanosa, purveyors of wall tile, flooring, and assorted kitchen and bath fixtures, tapped Pritzker Prize-winning architect Sir Norman Foster and his firm, Foster + Partners, to devise its first Manhattan flagship in a 1918 landmark by architects Ely Jacques Kahn and Albert Buchman, that overlooks Madison Square Park.
#18 – Ralph Pucci
What makes Ralph Pucci one of the best showrooms in New York City? Ralph Pucci embodies luxury design like no other. The mannequins they create include innovative collaborations with many renowned artists and celebrities such as Ruben Toledo, Anna Sui, Christy Turlington, Maira Kalman and Rebecca Moses. We believe that Ralph Pucci is one of the best showrooms you can visit!
#19 – Rizzoli
Designed by AD100 architecture firm Ike Kligerman Barkley, Rizzoli is bedecked in custom Fornasetti wallpaper murals, black-and-white stone floors, and bookcases salvaged from the original 57th Street location.
#20 – Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue is an American luxury department store chain in Midtown Manhattan. One of the most famous stores in the city of lights…but also in the entire world. As a luxury department, it also sells…luxury furniture!
#21 – Taffin
Jeweler James Taffin de Givenchy opened an exquisite showroom and workshop on the 25th floor of a Madison Avenue office tower, displaying his dazzling confections amid rare antiques and his personal collections.
#22 – The Rug Company
The London-based floor coverings giant The Rug Company moved less than a block down East 59th Street, into a snug new space that plays host to its revolving cast of rugs by fashion designers such as Paul Smith, Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander McQueen.
#23 – Totokaelo
Seattle-based fashion brand Totokaelo opened its first East Coast flagship in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. In the intensely architectural space, the brand’s avant-garde selection of fashion hangs among a fascinating mix of vintage 20th-century chairs, collected by founder Jill Wenger from eBay dealers and flea markets across Europe.
#24 – Voce Di
Voce Di is a 5000 sq. feet showroom in New York, design centre and contemporary gallery that brings design, art and furniture together, in Soho. Born from a lifetime of global exploration and experience working with stone, wood, art, fabrics and furnishings, Voce Di gives voice to a range of design, craft leaders in kitchen, baths, furniture, flooring and bringing together an innovative collection of rugs, art and fabrics.
#25 – WANT Les Essentiels
Canadian accessories brand WANT Les Essentiels opened its first boutique stateside in New York’s West Village. In the homey boutique, their structured leather goods mix with contemporary ready-to-wear and expertly appointed vintage and contemporary furnishings.
#26 – Zak + Fox
Textile designer Zak Profera of Zak + Fox opened a new studio and showroom on West 26th Street filled with his graphic fabrics, exotic rugs collected from around the world, and an eclectic mix of vintage and antique furnishings.
© All images are from the showrooms.