“New York, New York…”, sang Frank Sinatra. Go ahead and discover each street of this magic city, where lighting design is hidden in the bowels of each corner.
There’s no need to rush: after all, we are in New York.
121 Chrystie St at Broome St
This well-stocked shop offers bright ideas for keeping all of your fixtures in working order. Since it caters to contractors and consumers alike, you’ll find energy-efficient compact fluorescents, Edison filaments, novelty bulbs, hard-to-find sizes, LED lights, Christmas twinklers and other hardware.
The Conran Shop
E 59th St between First Ave and Sutton Pl
This trendy mecca focuses on 20th-century designs, from classic industrial looks by Artemide to the Koncept Z-Bar in three sizes ($140–$200), and Fluoro, a fluorescent orange pendant lamp from Brit-cool designer Tom Dixon ($445). Also noteworthy: the whimsical and ambient Cheese Greater lamp ($75). 407
When Warm, the NoLiTa boutique opened last year, it was an instant hit with the groovy Downtown set. A unique store selling thoughtful, hard to find super cool clothes and accessories, naturally the décor in the store was fabulous. So cool in fact, that customers began asking if they could buy some of the unique interior pieces.
Lee’s Art Shop
220 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, United States
The buying team here stays on the cutting edge by frequenting trade shows, so expect the best names in hip, contemporary European and domestic lighting design—including a dazzling 50-bulb Flos chandelier. Or you can be, you know, sensible and just pick up a back-to-school-special desk lamp for $69.