PHOTO COURTESY DRUMMONDS UK
As the summer temperatures rise, so do the number of Big Apple-area design offerings to explore.
Luxury bathroom crafter Drummonds (shown) opened its first North American showroom in the A&D Building (150 E. 58th St., Ste. 862), displaying handcrafted cast-iron tubs, hand-formed English china clay basins and accessories.
British bespoke cupboard maker Plain English also opened its first stateside showroom, in Greenwich Village (51 E. 10th St.), where St. Frank has introduced its first permanent retail presence on the East Coast, The Atelier (373 Bleecker St.).
Bringing Austrian wood craftsmanship to the heart of New York is Team 7 (2003 Broadway), whose offerings range from the company’s float bed to a height-adjustable lift coffee table.
Celebrating two decades in TriBeCa, R & Company has debuted a second gallery right around the corner (64 White St.).
Similarly, Walters–known for outdoor furnishings in natural materials like seagrass and bamboo–marked 25 years in the Decoration & Design Building (979 3rd Ave., Ste. 538) by doubling the size of its showroom.
Outside the city, design firm Grayson De Vere has opened a Greenwich, Connecticut boutique (23 Lewis St.) full of custom and sourced furnishings like mud-cloth pillows from Morocco, olive wood bowls and handmade sculptural vessels.
And Serena & Lily brings its California style to Summit, New Jersey (428 Springfield Ave.) in a two-story townhouse setting.