- Location: Brooklyn, NY
- Website: davidallengallery.com
As far as we are aware, this store is now closed. 8/18/08 - CB
It is an odd concept to run a classic furniture retail store and a contemporary art gallery in the same space, but David Allen Gallery on Smith Street succeeds at both. Frustrated that you have never been able to see or buy from the ENTIRE Herman Miller collection of classic designs (DWR only has partial stock)?? Then David Allen Gallery is Mecca.
When not looking for furniture, you can browse the art gallery and discover that David Allen also has a good eye for contemporary art. This is not the Gagosian Gallery, most pieces run around $600 - $1000, and what we saw was interesting and varied (photographs that day)- the sort that you would actually think of putting on your living room wall.
You can choose from any of the hard to find Eames storage cabinets,
Aalto dining tables, or Nelson end tables (amongst other things) and then choose your finish and fabric in a quiet, helpful environment.
And beyond all this, one of the coolest things is the Atomic Chandelier in the window, which David Allen designed, makes out of multiple bulb fixtures - it sells for $200. (Re-edited from first post on 2004-06-08)