Design Guide NYC 2012: Midtown

One of the world’s busiest commercial districts, Midtown is a unique mix of moxie and polish, packed with not just skyscrapers but top-flight showrooms, restaurants, shops, and museums. Here, we’ve listed the area’s best spots.

Check out the Metropolis Design Guide for Design Week events and highlights from New York’s most design-forward neighborhoods.  And look for the printed version of the Metropolis Design Guide around the city, especially in Chelsea at WantedDesign, in Midtown at the Architects & Designers Building and the Decoration & Design Building, in Flatiron at the New York Design Center, and at the newsstand at ICFF at the Javits Center.

Keep an eye out for what we “like” during NY Design Week. Around the city, you’ll see our lovely signs, produced by 3M Architectural Markets using 3M ™ Crystal Glass Finishes, at all of our editors’ favorite, must-see spots. Throughout our neighborhood listings, you’ll also see a next to our favorites.

07_mid_maplike METROPOLIS LIKES ICFF
Celebrated hub for the latest trends in international design, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair returns this year to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. May 19th to May 22nd. Get there: Eleventh Ave. at W. 38th St. Find out more: 800-272-7469 or icff.com (image courtesy Barcelona).

SHOWROOMS

A&D (ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS) BUILDING
150 E. 58th St.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 644-2766
adbuilding.com
More than 35 showrooms for companies such as B&B Italia, Davis & Warshow, Holly Hunt, Miele, and Poggenpohl.

ALNO
150 E. 58th St., Ste. 1021
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 688-8088
alno.com
More than 200 contemporary door styles, 1,700 finishes, and 80 years of “green” manufacturing.

B&B ITALIA
150 E. 58th St., 1st and 2nd fls.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 758-4046
bebitalia.com
Italian furniture, including work by Antonio Citterio, Jeffrey Bernett, and Patricia Urquiola. Also has a location in Soho.

BERNHARDT DESIGN
58 W. 40th St., 3rd fl.
btw. Fifth and Sixth Aves.
(212) 997-6600
bernhardtdesign.com
Furnishings by Arik Levy, Jaime Hayon, Jeffrey Bernett, Suzanne Trocmé, and others.

BILOTTA KITCHENS OF NEW YORK
150 E. 58th St., 9th fl.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 486-6338, bilotta.com
Full-service kitchen design, featuring cabinetry by Rutt, Artcraft, and Bilotta.

BIZHAN HOME
344 W. 38th St., Ste. 503
btw. Eighth and Ninth Aves.
(212) 239-7216, bizhan.com
Contemporary kitchen and bath collections.

CASSINA USA
155 E. 56th St.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 245-2121, cassinausa.com
Modern classics and contemporary furnishings by Le Corbusier, Albini, Rietveld, Lissoni, Bellini, and others.

CLASSIC RUG COLLECTION
979 Third Ave., Ste. 1805
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 832-3338, classicrug.com
High-quality rugs in contemporary designs using natural fibers.

CLIVE CHRISTIAN NEW YORK
150 E. 58th St., Ste. 502
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 935-5800, clive.com
Classical, luxurious furniture.

CRESTRON DESIGN
979 Third Ave., Ste. 407
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 223-2434
showroom.crestron.com
Home technology artfully blended into interior design.

D&D (DECORATION & DESIGN) BUILDING
979 Third Ave.
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 759-5408, ddbuilding.com
More than 120 trade-only showrooms for thousands of manufacturers of the finest furnishings and accessories.

DAVID SUTHERLAND
979 Third Ave., Ste. 813
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 871-9717
davidsutherlandshowroom.com
Full-service collection of furniture and accessories.

DECORFIN USA
227 E. 57th St.
btw. Second and Third Aves.
(212) 308-8255, decorfinusa.com
High-end, decorative wall finishes.

DESIGN LINES BY HENRIK HALL, INC
410 Park Ave., 15th fl.
btw. E. 54th and E. 55th Sts.
(877) 354-6362
designlinesbyhhi.com
Sole United States importer of d line hardware and Meinertz hot-water-heating systems.

EGGERSMANN USA
150 E. 58th St., 10th fl.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 688-4910
eggersmannusa.com
Classic and modern kitchens and accessories.

FLEXFORM NY M-like
155 E. 56th St.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 355-2328, flexformny.com
Just opened in March 2012, the Italian manufacturer’s first New York showroom of high-quality modern furniture and accessories.

GE MONOGRAM DESIGN CENTER
150 E. 58th St., 10th fl.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 223-1699
monogram.com
Luxury kitchens with professional ranges and refrigeration products.

GEIGER INTERNATIONAL
152 W. 57th St., 3rd fl.
btw. Sixth and Seventh Aves.
(212) 974-5000, geigerintl.com
Modular, wooden case goods and architectural furniture.

GRACIE
979 Third Ave., Ste. 1411
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 924-6816
graciestudio.com
New and antique hand-painted wallpaper, plus Asian antiques.

GRANDE CENTRAL
141 E. 56th St.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 588-1997
centralplumbingspec.com
See Soho listing.

HASTINGS TILE & BATH
150 E. 58th St., 10th fl.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 674-9700
hastingstilebath.com
Diverse selection of European bath and tile accessories.

HAWORTH
125 Park Ave., 2nd fl.
btw. E. 41st and E. 42nd Sts.
(212) 977-5350, haworth.com
Office furniture and interiors in a showroom designed by Perkins+Will and Eva Maddox Branded Environments.

HERMAN MILLER, INC
1177 Sixth Ave., 17th fl.
btw. W. 45th and W. 46th Sts.
(212) 318-3900, hermanmiller.com
New and classic designs, including My Studio Environments and Teneo storage furniture; appointment recommended.

INNOVATIONS
979 Third Ave., Ste. 1717
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
800-576-7229
innovationsusa.com
Designs and manufactures award-winning wall coverings, textiles.

JERRY PAIR
979 Third Ave., Ste. 502
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 546-9001
jerrypair.com
New York outpost of the Atlanta-based design and fabric showroom.

KRAVET

979 Third Ave., Ste. 324
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 421-6363
kravet.com
Fabric, trimmings, furniture, carpets, and lighting.

LARS BOLANDER NY
232 E. 59th St., 3rd fl.
btw. Second and Third Aves.
(212) 924-1000
larsbolander.com
French and Swedish museum-quality antiques and reproductions.

MAHARAM
979 Third Ave., Ste. 1701
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 319-4789
maharam.com
Innovative designs in commercial fabric since 1902.

MICHAEL TAYLOR DESIGNS
979 Third Ave., Ste. 1640
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(646) 497-1502
michaeltaylordesigns.com
Innovative home design.

MIELE
150 E. 58th St., Ste. 951
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
800-843-7231
miele.com
The world’s largest family-owned appliance company.

MOSS
256 W. 36th St., 10th fl.
btw. Seventh and Eighth Aves.
866-888-6677
mossonline.com
Celebrated retail space expertly curated by founder Murray Moss.

MOURA STARR
979 Third Ave., Ste. 401
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 888-9058
mourastarr.com
Original modern furniture made from sustainable sources.

MSK ILLUMINATION
235 E. 57th St.
btw. Second and Third Aves.
(212) 888-6474
mskillumination.com
Lighting fixtures by Baldinger, Foscarini, Woka, and more.

NOVA STUDIO INTERNATIONAL
150 E. 58th St., 3rd fl.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 624-1400
novastudio.com
Arclinea kitchens, Lema wardrobes, and more.

OASIQ
242 E. 58th St.
btw. Second and Third Aves.
(212) 355-0625
oasiq.com
Outdoor furnishings, including Vladimir Kagan’s Ego Paris line.

POGGENPOHL US
150 E. 58th St., 1st fl.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 355-3666
poggenpohl-usa.com
See Flatiron listing.

POLIFORM USA M-like
150 E. 58th St., 6th fl.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 421-1800
poliformusa.com
Italian manufacturer of kitchen, wardrobe, wall-unit, bedroom, dining-room, and living-room furniture.

PROMEMORIA
232 E. 59th St., 5th fl.
btw. Second and Third Aves.
(646) 588-4409
promemoria.com
Creating luxury furnishings in the finest tradition of quality Italian craftsmanship.

RESOURCE FURNITURE M-like
969 Third Ave., 4th fl.
at 58th St.
(212) 753-2039
resourcefurniture.com
Known for its space-transforming pieces, including wall beds and morphing tables.

RICHARD SCHULTZ DESIGN  M-like
979 Third Ave., 15th fl.
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 688-3620
richardschultz.com
Outdoor-furniture company that makes sculptural classics.

ROBERT ALLEN
979 Third Ave., Ste. 301
btw. E. 58th and E. 59th Sts.
(212) 421-1200
robertallendesign.com
One of the world’s largest fabric designers and producers for the interior design trade.

THE SHADE STORE
200 E. 59th St. at Third Ave.
(212) 645-2424
theshadestore.com
State-of-the-art mini-showroom for custom window treatments.

SHAW CONTRACT GROUP
521 Fifth Ave., 37th fl.
at E. 43rd St.
(212) 953-7429
shawcontractgroup.com
Eco-friendly flooring.

SNAIDERO USA NEW YORK
150 E. 58th St., 8th fl.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 980-6026
snaidero-usa.com
Innovative Italian kitchens, including Kube, a collection by architect Giorgio Borruso.

STEELCASE
4 Columbus Cir. at W. 58th St.
(212) 445-8800
steelcase.com
Ergonomic workplace furniture.

SUB-ZERO/WOLF
150 E. 58th St., 5th fl.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 207-9223
subzero.com
Premier kitchen appliances.

VALLI&VALLI USA
964 Third Ave., Ste. 563/annex
at E. 58th St.
(212) 326-8811
vallievalli.com
Door hardware and accessories by notable designers like architects Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid.

VIKING SHOWROOM/CARL SCHAEDEL AND CO.
969 Third Ave. at E. 58th St.
(212) 753-5345
vikingrange.com
Top-end kitchen appliances.

WATERWORKS
215 E. 58th St.
btw. Second and Third Aves.
(212) 371-9266
waterworks.com
The brand’s flagship, featuring a two-story showroom.

MUSEUMS & INSTITUTIONS

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
2 Lincoln Sq. at W. 66th St.
(212) 265-1040
folkartmuseum.org
International exhibitions that highlight folk art and the work of contemporary self-taught artists.

INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE & ART
20 W. 44th St.
btw. Fifth and Sixth Aves.
(212) 730-9646
classicist.org
Organization dedicated to the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and the fine arts.

JAPAN SOCIETY M-like
333 E. 47th St.
btw. First and Second Aves.
(212) 832-1155
japansociety.org
Bringing Japan and the United States closer through programs in the arts, culture, business, education, and public policy.

MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY
111 W. 57th St.
btw. Sixth and Seventh Aves.
(212) 935-3960
mas.org
Regular programming on issues of design, architecture, preservation, and public art. Also offers public walking tours of the cityscape.

MUSEUM OF ARTS & DESIGN
2 Columbus Cir. at Eighth Ave.
(212) 299-7777
madmuseum.org
Collection of crafts, decorative arts, and design in Allied Works Architecture’s new adaptation of Edward Durell Stone’s famed Lollipop Building.

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St.
btw. Fifth and Sixth Aves.
(212) 708-9400, moma.org
Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s latest iteration of the house that Alfred H. Barr Jr. built, designed with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

SCANDINAVIA HOUSE
58 Park Ave. at E. 38th St.
(212) 779-3587
scandinaviahouse.org
Design lectures and exhibitions, among many other programs, celebrating Scandinavian culture.

WARP & WEFT
145 Madison Ave. at E. 32nd St.
(212) 481-4949
warpandweft.com
A to-the-trade luxury rug showroom headquartered locally.

SHOPS

INTERIEURS
228 E. 58th St.
btw. Second and Third Aves.
(212) 343-0800, interieurs.com
Furniture, lighting, and accessories to create modern and soulful living environments.

MoMA DESIGN STORE
44 W. 53rd St.
btw. Fifth and Sixth Aves.
(212) 767-1050, momastore.org
A sophisticated collection of design objects, gifts, jewelry, personal accessories, furniture, and lighting.

MUJI TIMES SQUARE
620 Eighth Ave.
at W. 40th St.
(212) 382-2300
muji.com
Flagship store for minimalist Japanese design.

RESTAURANTS & BARS

BRASSERIE
100 E. 53rd St.
btw. Lexington and Park Aves.
(212) 751-4840
patinagroup.com
Offering updated French brasserie fare and decadent desserts in a futuristic, cosmopolitan setting.

CASA LEVER
390 Park Ave.
at E. 53rd St.

(212) 888-2700
leverhouse.com
Milanese fare in a contemporary space by Marc Newson, within the iconic Lever House, a Skidmore, Owings & Merrill modern classic.

COMFORT DINER
214 E. 45th St.
btw. Second and Third Aves.
(212) 867-4555
comfortdiner.com
Home cooking and quick service, complete with diner favorites.

FOUR SEASONS M-like
99 E. 52nd St.
btw. Lexington and Park Aves.
(212) 754-9494
fourseasonsrestaurant.com
Featuring an award-winning menu of American seasonal specialties, created from local ingredients.

GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR & RESTAURANT
Grand Central Station, Lower Concourse
at E. 42nd St. and Park Ave.
(212) 490-6650
oysterbarny.com
A 97-year-old landmark.

LE CIRQUE
151 E. 58th St.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 644-0202
lecirque.com
Modern French dining in the classiest of big tops, designed by Adam D. Tihany.

THE MODERN (at MoMA) M-like
9 W. 53rd St.
btw. Fifth and Sixth Aves.
(212) 333-1220
themodernnyc.com
Bauhaus-inspired dining room looks out at the sculpture garden.

ROUGE TOMATE
10 E. 60th St.
btw. Madison and Fifth Aves.
(646) 237-8977
rougetomatenyc.com
Eco-chic modern American dining designed by Bentel & Bentel.

TEODORA
141 E. 57th St.
btw. Third and Lexington Aves.
(212) 826-7101
teodorarestaurant.com Northern Italian specialties in a two-story town house.

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