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New York Design Guide

Set among the wide streets and historic buildings of downtown Manhattan, for decades Tribeca has been an understated artist haunt, a fusion of easy-going European charm and New York ambition. Its close proximity to both the city’s romantic waterfront promenades and the heart of many creative industries gives it the feel of a separate town within a major metropolis. Truly a design-lover’s shopping dream, here cutting-edge architectural gems come in the form of stores, hotels like the iconic Greenwich Hotel, restaurants and even synagogues.

In recent years a new breed of artisans have moved to the area in droves, forming what has unofficially become known as the Tribeca Design District. Just steps from The Greenwich Hotel, you can browse chic Danish home designs, pick out unique lighting fixtures, or even have a “luxury axe” custom designed at whim. Or, if you’re more of a flaneur, simply walk the streets and allow yourself to be dazzled by the sophistication of the neighborhood and its offerings.

David Weeks Studio Storefront

38 Walker Street
davidweeksstudio.com

Referred to as the “equivalent of a novel in progress” this storefront is celebrated for its ability to consistently change and innovate, displaying a unique collection of lighting, furniture, and sculpture designs.

David Weeks Studio - piece in the Design District of Trebeca, New York

ESPASSO

38 N. Moore Street
espasso.com

Specializing in modern and contemporary Brazilian furniture, this showroom is focused on conserving South America’s rich 20th Century design heritage and promoting today’s most celebrated designers.

ESPASSO store interior in tribeca's design district, New York

A thriving outpost for interior designers, architects, artists, collectors and museums, ESPASSO’s products have been featured everywhere from museums and galleries to luxurious private residences.

OLY ATELIER

408 Greenwich St.
olystudio.com

The New York flagship of San Francisco Bay area designers Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger, an accessible collection of modern takes on old classics has made this duo the favorites of both private collectors and the haute design press.

Take inspiration from their range of interiors, furniture, artwork, lighting and fashions, created with an eye for the “classic yet fresh, the sophisticated and the cool.”

OLY ATELIER in the design district of Tribeca, New York

Patrick Parrish

50 Lispenard Street
patrickparrish.com
 

Patrick Parrish is the unique designer who’s able to capture both mass appeal and the eye of collectors, drawing in top designers like Steven Gambrel, Roman and Williams and Peter Marino, and attracting such diverse celebrities as Jennifer Aniston, Michael Stipe, and Jenna Lyons to his galleries.

Patrick Parrish Gallery in the design district of Tribeca, New York. Picture of marble and stone sculptural pieces
Known primarily for his selection of unique furniture, lighting and fine art, Patrick Parrish’s Tribeca outpost exhibits a mix of young, emerging artists and rare, mid-century designs—all not to be missed.

Best Made Co

36 White Street
bestmadeco.com
 
Founded in 2009 by Peter Buchanan-Smith who “saw a need for a better axe” today this revolutionary luxe sporting store creates handcrafted and locally produced tools and outdoor gear - perfect for both beginner and advanced adventurers. 

Stillfried Wien

40 Walker St
stillfried.com

Created by Viennese entrepreneurs and partners Anna and Michael Trubrig, Stillfried Wien melds European minimalism with New York edge. In their previous lives Anna worked in marketing and Michael was a hedge fund manager before they combined their passions to open this chic furniture gallery.

Interior of Stillfried Wien furniture store in the design district of Tribeca, New York

Inside, Stillfried Wien showcases an eclectic mix of modern design, traditional craftsmanship, and rare indie pieces, which, to quote Anna, brings “the very best in contemporary Austrian, German, and Swiss furniture and accessories to an American audience for the first time.”

R & Company

82 Franklin St
r-and-company.com

Founded in 1997 by Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman, R & Co was created to promote design appreciation and also preserve various works of 20th and 21st century works.

Designer furniture from R & Company in the design district of Tribeca, New York

Today it represents an eclectic mix of historical and contemporary designers, and also acts as an incubator for groundbreaking exhibitions and publications. Insider tip: if you’re in NYC from 27 September - 3 November, be sure to check out the first major overview of Lapo Binazzi, a seminal figure in the Italian Radical movement and a founding member of the collective UFO, one of the "supergroups" of Italian architects. 

Uhuru

74 Franklin Street
uhurudesign.com

A multi-disciplinary design firm founded in 2004, Uhuru began as a high-end custom furniture design company with a focus on timeless, sustainable design. Founded by Rhode Island School of Design graduates Bill Hillgendorf and Jason Horvath, the brand utilizes undervalued materials to create luxury products with deep connections to the natural world.

Uhuru - custom furniture makers in the design district of Tribeca, New York

Uhuru’s works are so singular that several have been acquired by the Smithsonian and Brooklyn Museum‘s permanent collections. Here at their Tribeca outpost, elements such as wood, steel, and stone are turned into alternative materials, and the space, which also acts as a gallery, tells the story of the brand’s commitment to reuse, innovation, and exploration.

Antiqueria

129 Duane Street
antiqueria.com


Specializing in 20th Century European furniture, this gallery boasts everything from French Art Deco furnishings to 30's Murano glass piece, to rare mid-century New York designs.

Run by Marion and Peter Feig, who travel the world to hand-pick each item, this space is know as the place to check out affordable yet sophisticated furnishings of the highest caliber. 

Antiqueria in the design district of Tribeca, New York

Shinola Flagship

177 Franklin St
shinola.com

Designed by the Rockwell Group, this New York outpost of the Detroit legend also hosts a small cafe and newsstand by The Smile, a custom built steel catwalk, and a bespoke spiral staircase.

Shinola Flagship store on 177 Franklin in the design district of Tribeca, New York

Be sure to pick up one of Shinola's iconic watches or play with one of their many handmade bicycles. This location also stocks special collaborations and a range of Detroit-made products from Smith ShopDetroit Denim, Local Portion and many others.

Schoolhouse Electric

27 Vestry Street
schoolhouseelectric.com

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co features the best in vintage and contemporary light fixtures, glass shades, home accessories, furniture and hardware.

Schoolhouse Electric on Vestry Street -in the design district of Tribeca, New York

Carve out some time and get lost in their collection of analog clocks and period designs.

trans-LUXE

59 Walker St
trans-luxe.com

trans-LUXE custom lighting is known locally as the best place to pick up handmade lampshades, lamps, chandeliers and fine lighting fixtures for even the most discerning tastes.

trans-LUXE in the design district of Tribeca, New York

ROOM

25 North Moore
roomonline.com

Custom-crafted by local artisans, ROOM brings together some of the world’s most innovative contemporary designs, and is owned and run by husband and wife team Amy Crain and Shawn Miller.

ROOM-contemporary objects in the design district of Tribeca, New York

As a bonus, you can also pick out your own upholstery and case goods designed Amy, a former House & Garden editor.

If you appreciate design, style and crafted aesthetics, then checkout more destinations and discovery hotels with us at WHITE LINE HOTELS®. A collection that features loads of unusual hotels steeped in maverick style and individuality. Not for everyone, thankfully.

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