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Into The Woods

This week we pay homage to the material that we have relied on since the early beginnings of mankind; wood. From walnut to oak, ash to teak, wood is as timeless a material as it is a steadfast one. Therefore it is no surprise that artisans and designers from around the globe have created their masterpieces in its various forms. [...]

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Colorful Cabinets

Storage solutions are a must for modern homes, where clean surfaces reign supreme. This week’s SUITE Newsletter presents some of our best modern cabinets and credenzas, many of which are available in various colors, lacquers, and stains. From German manufacturer Zeitraum's  freshly launched KIN Cabinet Series by Mathias Hahn, to Mexican Mid-Century brand Luteca's impressive Octanov Credenza, [...]

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On The Rails

Windsor chairs, with their archetypal vertical spindles, first emerged sometime during the 16th century. The American Windsor that we commonly see today is said to have been introduced in the 1730s. These classic chairs gave rise to a host of designs inspired by their prominent, vertical rail backs. From Mel Smilow’s designs in the 1950s to the contemporary [...]

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5 Fresh Dining Chairs

Eliel Saarinen, famed architect and father of Eero Saarinen, once said, “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” Today, with that strategy in mind, we present five very different modern dining [...]

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Interior Design: Smilow Design

INTERIOR DESIGN: Smilow Design Along with warmer weather, June ushers in Interior Design magazine’s highly-anticipated Spring Market Guide. Featured in the publication’s renowned edit is a full page on our very own American mid-century furniture collection, Smilow Design. Originally founded in the 1950s as Smilow-Thielle, Smilow Design was relaunched in 2012 by Judy Smilow, daughter of the [...]

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A Look Back At Icff

This year SUITE NY went out on a limb and secured our first ever booth at the Javits Center for ICFF. Located in the Luxe Interiors & Design section on the newly opened 3rd floor, our booth featured new and iconic designs from eight of our thirty manufacturers, which was no small feat! The booth displayed modern furniture and [...]

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Elle Decor: Woven Rush Chair

ELLE DECOR: Woven Rush Chair In the December 2014 issue of ELLE Decor, the magazine tapped the expertise of designers John Douglas Eason and SUITE NY favorite Kelly Behun for their Truth in Decorating edit on occasional chairs. Behun gives the insider scoop on what makes for a great [...]

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Orange Is The New Black

In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve dressed up the SUITE NY blog in full costume, from NYC’s most haunted buildings to one ghoulishly groovy playlist. To top it off, this newsletter is all about treats (no tricks) with modern lighting, furniture and accessories that will have ghosts gasping and witches wanting. NYC’s most haunted buildings to one ghoulishly groovy playlist. To top it off, this newsletter is all about treats (no tricks) with modern lighting, furniture and accessories that will have ghosts gasping and witches wanting. []

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Chair Weaving 101

A natural woven seat imbues in a chair the feeling of craftsmanship, casual luxury and heritage. Sifting through the many varieties of weaving material, we take a look at three of the most popular in modern design: Danish paper cord, paper fiber rush and woven cane. While woven cane is fairly recognizable, there can be difficulty distinguishing the difference between [...]

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Introducing: Smilow Furniture

SUITE NY carries a highly curated collection of modern furniture and accessories from a variety of renowned global manufacturers, boutique luxury brands and fine artisans. In short, we don’t just take in designs from anyone off the street. That said, when Judy Smilow (daughter of the late furniture designer, Mel Smilow) stopped in one day to check out the [...]