Velocity Art & Design

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The best of the West. Velocity is a mid-century modern haven. With original designs from Eames, Panton and Breuer and top picks from the murderers row of current fun design: Jonathan Adler, Blu Dot, Arad, Dwell, Mibo, etc., Velocity has a big selection with no crap. There is a good, funky eye behind this shop.

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Unlike similar ventures, they are not afraid to sell a really broad range, including beds, dressers, lighting, artwork, accessories, pillows, rugs, and paper products.

They are like DWR, the MoMA store and Kate's Paperie all thrown together.

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Our favorites are the Mibo lamps and shades, their Area Bedding (it's got more groove than Dwell), and the Modernica Case Study Bed ($1,500).
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They are definitely on the must-window-shop tour if this is your style.

-maxwell

Gene says: 'Their lovely new shop is just around the corner from my apartment here in Seattle. The proprietors are a really nice couple. I also highly recommend Velocity."

Zach says: "I've done mail-order with Velocity, and they've been very helpful and hands-on -- a nice small-company feel, with a well-chosen catalogue. Highly recommended. "

rdl says: "Velocity is great - highly recommend them. Great, helpful staff. They also have some interesting and relatively affordable artwork."

(updated and re-edited from September 2004 on AT-NY)