New York, NY
As far as we are aware, this store is now closed. 8-19-2008 - CB
Modern Achilles heel.
Mentioned by many as a favorite, this beautiful loft space with a procession of 19th century columns down the center has been a recognized haven for devotees of modernism.
Their selection is high end, but displays great taste with a penchant for the unusual. They are called "cool, offbeat mix of mid-century Danish stuff and earthier contemporary designs." (NYMag)
The sales people get good reviews too, called "as sleek as the wares, but their unaffected attitudes and willingness to chat about all things hip and modern makes the trip well worth it, even if just for browsing." (CitySearch)
What is fun about Troy is its mix and match modernism - a fortunate student's work can be found next to an iconic Arne Jacobsen chair. The whopper price tags shouldn't come as a shock, but favorites include Hans Wegner's finest chairs ($1000+), the one piece, wall mount web desk (@ $1790), and their aptly named MoMA collection. MGR