New York, New York
Dune has been producing high-quality contemporary furniture since 1998. The designs of Tom Dixon, Nick Dine, Fabien Baron, Jeffrey Bernett, Harry Allen Victoria Meyers and Dune president Richard Shemtov recently found a new home in a new showroom at the north end of SoHo.The street level space is filled with Dune designs — sofas, chairs and upholstered ottomans in addition to Dune's playful cabinetry, tables, desks and shelves.
The shapes of Dune pieces often take a back seat to the bright colors and flashy upholstery of many of the showroom pieces. Truly a contemporary line, Dune's sleek lines traverse styles. With the many custom finishes and upholstery options available, Dune furniture can be appropriate for a myriad of spaces.
I'm fond of the cork upholstery and some of the flashier colors that are rare — so often, people play it safe! Dune inspires a true exploration of color.
Prices are at the high end (almost everything is custom made to order) and Dune does a lot of contract business for offices, hotels and retailers. For a deal, watch for regular floor sample sales and seasonal sales.
The Dune team is helpful — an easier feat in the new space, where the staff can more easily interact with showroom visitors.
Dune also has a showroom in ABC Home & Carpet called Dune Living which carries its own line of similar Dune Living designs.
Images: 1: Dune 2-10 Aaron Able