Locals may have noticed that Lazzoni has grown into a family of 20-plus stores, but the company’s roots actually reach back more than 50 years and thousands of miles away. The first store was in Turkey, where they produced joinery pieces for windows and doors. They eventually got into the business of modular kitchen design, which evolved into the production of made-from-scratch and exclusive furniture for every room of the home.
Today, the brand has settled into a decidedly modern style. With a team of international designers from Turkey, Italy, and the United States, Lazzoni showcases original furniture made from Italian leathers, Austrian hardware, and Turkish textiles. The collection is marked by streamlined silhouettes, bold colors, and other contemporary touches: Andel armchairs shaped from clear polycarbonate get a pop of color from a seat cushion in one of 10 hues, and the simplistic Florence bed can be dressed in an elegant textile to match your favorite tuxedo pajamas.
Clients unsure of where to start with Lazzoni’s extensive inventory can request personal design services. Designers use blueprints or measurements from an in-home consultation to create a computerized 3D rendering in which homeowners can preview different pieces of furniture. The Lazzoni team also does staging for customers looking to sell their home or those who have recently kicked a furniture allergy.
Futonland is a one-stop shopping experience for futons, convertible furniture and their related accessories. The Upper West Side store looks like a very well-kept furniture hoard, with chairs, loveseats and futons neatly arranged, but kept as close together as possible. Convertible furniture offerings include chair beds and sofabeds in a range of frame styles, and custom cushioning is available as well, meaning you can choose your own support level and preferred materials. Full futon sets include frames, futon mattresses and futon covers, and a large supply of covers are available and can be customized as well. From subdued basics to far-out, multi-colored patterns, Futonland is intent on offering something for just about anyone.
Inspired by the chance discovery of Fishs Eddy, a small hamlet in upstate New York, the owners of this dishware depot in the Flatiron District adopted its name for their shop. Rural Americana became the focus of the stock of dinner, flat, glass and kitchenware items inside, much of which carries quirky designs like plates rimmed with the New York skyline, chicken cooking timers and United States-shaped cutting boards. The owners’ dedication to rummaging also brings a range of vintage dishes, often appropriated from ocean liners, restaurants and even burned out barns. All are presented in an old-school general store-like interior, complete with worn wood floors and antique tables, boxes and barrels.