5 Up-and-Coming Design Meccas

Sarah Newell | September 23, 2016 | Feature Features

From uptown to downtown, these new brick-and-mortar stores are sure to excite any design aficionado.
These beaded bangles ($85 each) are a few of the globally sourced goods available at the BlackBarn store in Brooklyn.

1. Blackbarn Shop

A home emporium of distinction, this store is the latest extension of Mark and Kristen Zeff’s BlackBarn brand, which currently includes a book, a restaurant and real estate development. Customers can take advantage of the in-house design services or shop the found and new objects that have been globally sourced, including farmhouse furniture, woven baskets, textiles and ceramics. 20 John St., Brooklyn

2. Poliform
The new 10,000-square-foot flagship space is designed as a home, from the living room and kitchen spaces to the bedrooms and closets, and will display the company’s modern sofa and modular systems, all made in Italy. 112 Madison Ave.

3. Sarajo

Located in the center of the ultrahip design mecca at Howard and Crosby streets, Sarajo has returned from Portland, Maine, to its new location in Soho, an expansive space showcasing antique treasures from around the globe. Founder Yosi Barzilai travels extensively throughout the United States and abroad in search of exquisite, one-of-a-kind items. 31 Howard St.

4. Savoir Beds Uptown
Uptowners will sleep easier thanks to this bespoke luxury British bed maker, which offers high-quality, natural fibers, handcrafted construction and personalized services. 223 E. 59th St.

5. Tom Dixon’s The Shop New York

British designer Tom Dixon has opened a stunning four-story showroom in the heart of Soho. The raw interior space will merchandise Dixon’s futuristic lamps, furniture and accessories for consumers, in addition to providing a space for wholesale business, where contractors and interior designers can shop. 19 Howard St.


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