The Conran Shop

The Conran Shop

Aaron Able
Mar 26, 2009
Store closed

The Conran Shop has been a standby resource for home furnishings, inspiration and household gifts since Terence Conran opened the New York City location in 1999. Nestled next to the Queensboro Bridge on the corner of First Avenue and 59th Street, the (mostly) underground store is a massive 22,500 square feet of furniture, home accessories, tabletop and kitchen wares, books, bedding, lighting and more...

The furniture selection blends Conran's own designs (Content by Conran) with modern classics from large distributors like Kartell, Vitra, Herman Miller, and Magis. More eclectic designs from Moooi, Moroso and much smaller designers are thrown in, too. A portion of the designs are exclusive to the Conran Shop and in some cases, The Conran Shop is the only distributor in the United States. This is what makes this store so special — there is always something new and unique.

Prices at Conran range as greatly as the kinds of things they sell. From the very expensive ($10,000+ for a Moroso sofa) to inexpensive kitchen gadgets and office supplies. The store hosts periodic sales of 10 - 20% off furniture purchases and annual sales of floor models and discontinued items are a great way to pick up great stuff at a discount.

The Conran Shop is also home to a showroom for The Shade Store.

Personally, I've purchased shelving, towels, office supplies and lots of tabletop and kitchen wares here. The Conran Shop is a great store for finding gifts. What do you like about The Conran Shop?

(Images: Aaron Able)

Color Inspiration from The Conran Shop
Look! Cork Bathroom Footstool at the Conran Shop

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