Given how much fundamental design doctrines of High Modernism eschewed excessive ornamentation, it feels odd to characterize any span of its reign the Golden years. Nevertheless, it is to be hoped that some of the more salient elements of modernism endure long beyond its heyday. So perhaps it was to this end that, in 2006, Michael Smith—former owner of the Soho furniture shop Depression Modern (which itself had a solid 30 year run)—and Mary Corliss—former MoMA curator and film critic—melded their considerable aesthetic prowess into the interiors boutique, Adelaide. To Smith and Corliss, the most creative and glamorous years stretched from the 1930s to the 1960s, Art Deco to Mid-century Modern. Housed in a former Greenwich Street garage redesigned by architect Stephen Alastair Wanta, Adelaide’s focus tends toward individual pieces; unique vintage specimens both refurbished and original condition. Aside from furniture, Adelaide showcases fabrics, rugs, illustrations, and books. The items are predominantly American, with selections from Europe as well.Show lessRead more

    702 Greenwich Street , New York (btw Charles St & W 10th)


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    1 (Christopher St - Sheridan Sq)

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