In recent years, young designers have flocked to Brooklyn for more affordable work spaces and for the lively, burgeoning creative scenes. Here, we’ve listed showrooms, shops, restaurants, museums and institutions, and galleries in a few Brooklyn neighborhoods, particularly Williamsburg and Dumbo. We’ve also included a few spots in Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, and beyond, for when you find yourself outside of dense design areas.
Check back each weekday before Design Week to see highlights from New York’s most design-forward neighborhoods. And look for the printed version of the Metropolis Design Guide around the city, especially in Chelsea at WantedDesign, in Midtown at the Architects & Designers Building and the Decoration & Design Building, in Flatiron at the New York Design Center, and at the newsstand at ICFF at the Javits Center.
Keep an eye out for what we “like” during NY Design Week. Around the city, you’ll see our lovely signs, produced by 3M Architectural Markets using 3M™ Crystal Glass Finishes, at all of our editors’ favorite, must-see spots. Throughout our neighborhood listings, you’ll also see a next to our favorites.
METROPOLIS LIKES BRIGHT LYONS
This downtown Brooklyn curiosity shop features an owner-curated mix of midcentury-modern furniture from the likes of Herman Miller, Knoll, and Laverne; contemporary artwork and prints; and vintage art, architecture, and design books.
For more information, see Bright Lyons listing below (image credit: Julienne Schaer).