Design Guide NYC 2012: Tribeca

This downtown neighborhood has become a sophisticated spot where buzzed-about restaurants and well-curated shops fill grand old commercial buildings along cobblestone streets. Here, we’ve listed the area’s best showrooms, shops, restaurants, museums and institutions, and galleries.

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.

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METROPOLIS LIKES ESPASSO
The first dealer to dedicate a United States showroom entirely to Brazilian design, Espasso specializes in modern and contemporary furniture. In the fall of 2011, it opened a shop within its showroom for the legendary designer Sergio Rodrigues. His drawings and photographs accompany original pieces and re-editions. For more information, see opposite page (image credit: Eliseu Cavalcante).

SHOWROOMS

BENDHEIM
122 Hudson St.
at N. Moore St.
(212) 226-6370
bendheim.com
More than 2,000 varieties of specialty glass; by appointment only.

CALIFORNIA CLOSETS
26 Varick St. at Beach St.
(646) 486-3905
caliclosets.com
Designer and manufacturer of elegant, custom closet-and-storage solutions; one of three New York locations (also on the Upper East Side and in Westchester).

D’APOSTROPHE M-like
394 Broadway, ground fl.
btw. White and Walker Sts.
(212) 334-5045
(212) 334-5065 ( fax )
info@dapostrophe.net
dapostrophe.net
Suppliers of high quality European contract furniture for architects, interior designers and commercial purchasers.

DONZELLA
17 White St.
btw. W. Broadway and Sixth Ave.
(212) 965-8919
donzella.com
Modernist twentieth-century furniture by Paolo Buffa, Paul László, and Angelo Mangiarotti.

ESPASSO M-like
38 N. Moore St.
btw. Varick and Hudson Sts.
(212) 219-0017
espasso.com
Modern and contemporary Brazilian furniture.

JONATHAN BURDEN
180 Duane St.
btw. Hudson and Greenwich Sts.
(212) 941-8247
jonathanburden.com
Global antiques and artworks, ranging from African masks to Gerrit Rietveld chairs.

JUST SCANDINAVIAN
161 Hudson St.
at Laight St.
(212) 334-2556
justscandinavian.com
Living and dining room furnishings from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland.

KARKULA
48 Walker St.
btw. Broadway and Church St.
(212) 645-2216
karkula.com
Represents Gratz Archives, Carl Hansen, Danskina, and Santa & Cole, among others; showroom also includes the first United States flagship for Paola Lenti and Oluce.

KITCHEN HABITAT
277 Broadway, Ste. 201
at Chambers St.
(917) 697-6569
kitchenhabitatnyc.com
Elegant custom kitchens.

MONDO CANE
174 Duane St.
btw. Hudson and Greenwich Sts.
(212) 219-9244
mondocane.com
Showcasing modern designers and artists from 1880 to 1980.

R 20TH CENTURY
82 Franklin St.
btw. Broadway and Church St.
(212) 343-7979
r20thcentury.com
Furnishings by midcentury international designers such as Poul Kjaerholm, Greta Magnusson-Grossman, and Verner Panton, as well as Brazilian modernists and contemporary designers.

ROOM
25 N. Moore St. at Varick St.
(212) 226-1045
roomonline.com
High-end modern showroom displaying work from emerging designers, along with Amy Crain’s private label; now offering comprehensive design services.

ROYAL BOTANIA
394 Broadway
btw. White and Walker Sts.
(212) 812-9852
royalbotania.com
Belgian manufacturer of contemporary outdoor furniture and lighting.

URBAN ARCHAEOLOGY
143 Franklin St.
btw. Varick and Hudson Sts.
(212) 431-4646
urbanarchaeology.com
Luxury bath and tile showroom with a wide selection of artisan tile and stone; specializes in historically accurate lighting and custom washstands.

GALLERIES

ANTIQUERIA TRIBECA
129 Duane St.
at Church St.
(212) 227-7500
antiqueria.com
1930s French Art Deco furniture and lighting gallery.

HOSTLER BURROWS
104 Franklin St.
btw. Church St. and W. Broadway
(212) 343-0471
hostlerburrows.com
Works by artists and architects at the forefront of Scandinavian modernism.

LET THERE BE NEON M-like
38 White St.
btw. Broadway and Church St.
(212) 226-4883
lettherebeneon.com
Presenting exclusive creations by this unique neon studio.

SHOPS

ARCHIPELAGO
38 Walker St.
btw. Broadway and Church St.
(212) 334-9460
archipelagoinc.com
Cavernous space showcasing modern bed dressings.

BAKER TRIBECA
129 Hudson St.
at Beach St.
(212) 343-2956
bakerfurniture.com
A celebrated location for both classic and unexpected pieces from notable designers.

FLORATECH
51 Beach St.
btw. Hudson and Greenwich Sts.
(212) 941-0021
floratechnyc.com
Gorgeous flower arrangements by Michael Collarone.

ISSEY MIYAKE
119 Hudson St.
at N. Moore St.
(212) 226-0100
tribecaisseymiyake.com
Futuristic flagship featuring titanium “intervention,” or sculpture, by Frank Gehry that winds through the space.

SCHOOLHOUSE ELECTRIC CO
27 Vestry St. at Hudson St.
(212) 226-6113
schoolhouseelectric.com
Distinctly American, a mix of Depression-era light fixtures and home goods, including furniture.

STELLA
184 Duane St.
btw. Hudson and Greenwich Sts.
(212) 233-9610
stellastore.com
Luxury linens, bath, fragrance, and custom-made pillows.

STEVEN ALAN ANNEX
103 Franklin St.
btw. Church St. and W. Broadway
(212) 343-0692
stevenalan.com
Loftlike apothecary featuring a clothing and accessories collection, including designs by the owner.

WORKING CLASS EMPORIUM
168 Duane St.
at Hudson St.
(212) 941-1199
workingclassinc.com
Victorian teapots, Paul Smith accessories, and antiques with an English-themed aesthetic.

RESTAURANTS & BARS

B FLAT
277 Church St.
btw. Franklin and White Sts.
(212) 219-2970
bflat.info
Classy subterranean drinks and Japanese small plates. Live jazz on Mondays and Wednesdays.

BREAD TRIBECA
301 Church St.
at Walker St.
(212) 334-0200
breadtribeca.com
Hearty Italian and tasty panini in a spacious large-windowed dining room.

BUBBY’S
120 Hudson St.
at N. Moore St.
(212) 219-0666
bubbys.com
American home cooking and legendary brunches at a neighborhood joint that started as a pie company in 1990.

MACAO TRADING CO.
311 Church St.
btw. Walker and Lispenard Sts.
(212) 431-8750
macaonyc.com
Experience the lush, colonial feel of 1930s Macao with dishes influenced by Portuguese and Chinese styles at this antique-filled eatery.

MEGU
62 Thomas St.
btw. Church St. and W. Broadway
(212) 964-7777
megurestaurants.com
Known for its awe-inspiring, palatial Japanese design and mouthwatering sushi.

NOBU
105 Hudson St.
at Franklin St.
(212) 219-0500
noburestaurants.com
Architect David Rockwell designed this New York location of the world’s hippest restaurant chain to evoke the Japanese countryside.

ODEON M-like
145 W. Broadway
at Thomas St.
(212) 233-0507
theodeonrestaurant.com
A favorite French brasserie made immortal by Jay McInerney’s novel Bright Lights, Big City.

TRIBECA GRILL
375 Greenwich St.
at Franklin St.
(212) 941-3900
tribecagrill.com
Restaurant serving contemporary American cuisine; located on the first two floors of the Tribeca Film Center.

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