Marketplace News: Michael Dawkins Home

A Dramatic New Showroom in New York's Fine Arts Building

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Accomplished interiors, furnishings and jewelry designer Michael Dawkins opened Michael Dawkins Home in New York City last week…

A native New Yorker, Michael has finally come back to the city he loves, to offer his design flair and style to the trade.  Located on the ground floor of the Fine Arts Building at 232 East 59th Street, just around the corner from the D&D Building, this uber clean, chic showroom is a veritable sight for sore eyes.  Long vacant, the space was a sad reminder of the recent tough times that our industry had to face.  Let’s hope that his arrival heralds a new era.

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Looking into the front gallery you’ll see the gleaming black epoxy floors and the matte white walls; you won’t be able to resist walking in to see how he and his team have displayed the many furniture items for sale.  They’ve incorporated very unique accessories and art as well – all to tempt you to keep walking through the cavernous space, situated on two levels.

There are numerous vignettes set up to showcase his aesthetic of casually elegant and comfortable pieces (some with a definite updated-classic bent to them.)  Soft textures and interesting detailing are evident everywhere you look.

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Dawkins is a master at creating drama as seen throughout the showroom.  You could spend hours viewing, sitting, and experiencing what this internationally acclaimed designer does best.  You should pay special attention to his upholstered pieces; I found them to be uncontrived and sumptuous at the same time.

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When I visited earlier this week I had the great pleasure of meeting Michael, and we chatted briefly.  He explained how he is thrilled to be located here amongst some of the best of the best that there is offered to interior designers.

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Some of you may already know of his bold, spacious Miami Design District showroom which opened in the fall of 2010.  For those of you who do not (sadly I must count myself among those), you can now avail yourself of his very stylish and striking furniture and style right here in the heart of NYC.

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Make the short trip around the corner from the D&D, you won’t be disappointed with this brand new, dynamic resource to add to your roster of favorite paces to shop.


Carl Lana