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Design Gallerie owner Shaheed Shahabuddin saw a need for modern, stylish furniture at a more accessible price point, and given the number of high-rises and lofts going up, we tend to agree. There’s the to-be-expected knockoffts—Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair renamed the Caza chair, Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp featured as the Mistral lamp, and the Corbu chaise—but Design Gallerie has some distinguishing items: art by local artists; Italian-made, fringe-like Decorfil curtains gracefully defining the space; and the functional, eye-catching Franco sofa. Plus you gotta love complimentary white glove delivery service that includes any assembly that might be necessary. Design Gallerie. 3003 Knox St., Ste. 100. 214-219-1919. www.designgallerie.com
D Home May 08, 2006
DESIGN GALLERIE, A NEW STORE
Design Gallerie, which just opened last week at Knox St. and Central Expwy., is a little bit of everything you want, as long as what you want is clean-lined and modern. Think of it as B & B Italia meets West Elm meets Design Within Reach meets Crate & Barrel. It’s one of many stores that owner Shaheed Shahabuddin plans to open around the country. Geared for Uptown’s loft-crazy lifestyle, furniture is trim, sectional, and inspired as much by of-the-moment Milan as by mid-Century modern design. Some are obvious knock-offs of modern classics such as Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair, which Design Gallerie calls the Dreamer Lounge Chair, S1,699, View image.
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Daily Candy; May 5, 2006
And now for a reality check, Dallas.
In your mind’s eye, you’re a millionaire. In your paycheck, you’re earning $30,000/year. You see your living room as midcentury modern. Everyone else sees just a few plywood slabs on cinder blocks.
But today Design Gallerie opens in Knox-Henderson. And keeping up appearances on a budget no longer has to be a DIY misadventure.
The showroom specializes in furniture inspired by designs of the great masters. Like Caza, their version of Ludwig Mies van de Rohe’s Barcelona chair. Or Ito, a take on Isamu Noguchi’s classic coffee table. And even it’s reproduction on Marcel’s Breuer’s Wassily chair is impressive.
And because everything is priced well below what you’d pay for the original, you’ll have plenty left to cover your other essentials.
Even (and especially) the unnecessary ones.
Design Gallerie, 3003 Knox Street, Suite 100, Knox-Henderson (214-219-1919 or designgallerie.com).
Design Gallerie – A new hot spot for home décor
3003 Knox St., Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-219-1919 www.designgallerie.com
By Tonya B. Lewis
Over a month ago Shaheed Shahabuddin opened his premier home furnishings store – Design Gallerie – to fill a niche in contemporary furniture. He walked away from the financial real estate arena to embark on a journey that would satisfy his entrepreneurial spirit and customers’ wants. In just a month’s time, clients are raving about his innovative, modern furniture offerings, and the Design Gallerie has become a hot spot to watch.
Shahabuddin felt the timing was right for a modern home furnishings store in Dallas market. “With all of the development and construction of lofts, high rises and condos, I felt since those homes are more modern and urban that furnishing those places with furniture stores wouldn’t fit well,” he says. Design Gallerie provides loft and condo owners the contemporary furniture they are searching for. It also has looks for traditional living spaces in need of more style. Shahabuddin suggests that customers “start off with a few modern pieces”.
Design Gallerie, located in Dallas’ Uptown area on Knox Street, is quickly becoming a hub for the coolest in home décor. Shahabuddin says his store is a great option for those who want quality, modern furniture and accessories at good prices. “I felt there was a gap in modern furnishings. Prices range from $1,500 to $10,000 for a sofa with not many options in the middle,” he says. We’re not entry level, but we’re not high-end either. We have great stuff at affordable prices.”
In Shahabuddin’s opinion, Design Gallerie’s “overall product selection and prices” and “quality boutique and atmosphere” set it a part from other furniture stores.
In the future, customers can look forward to some exciting additions. Shahabuddin will soon offer design assistance from a certified interior designer and he plans to expand to more cities.
Dallas is mad, and urban dwellers now have two more reasons to open their wallets to the trend. When Richard Wilson and Frank Lopez dubbed their design-district store LOFTY CONCEPTS, they meant it. Not only did they knock down walls to make the steel blue building feel like a you-know-what, they filled it with loft-worthy mid-century and contemporary furniture. Most pieces come from West Coast companies such as B Mod, Which serves up a killer walnut credenza, and Nathan Anthony, a retro-inspired line that includes sleek, low-slung sofas. Even though the store sits in a mostly to-the-trade-only locale, it’s open to the public; price tags are even in retail.
When Shaheed Shahabuddin started decorating his Turtle Creek condo, he couldn’t find stylish contemporary furniture that fit between the Ikea and Ligne Roset price range. So the self-described number guy left his corporation finance job to open DESIGN GALLERIE HOME FURNISHINGS, a Knot-Henderson boutique with midpriced modern pieces from low platform beds and metal framed sofas to glass-top dining tables with a European vibe. Shag rugs and white floor-to-ceiling curtain panels is play up the Euro-lounge look, as do the Buddha Barand Hotel Costes tracks that play in the background. All he needs is a little barin the back – word is, it’d on its way.
Lofty Concepts, 1135 Dragon St., 214 747-800. www.loftyconcepts.com
Design Gallerie Home Furnishings, 3003 www.designgallerie.com
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Reason to play hooky on a Friday
Who needs lunch when there’s a brand new mod furnishings showroom flinging open its doors today?
Be among the first to check out Design Gallerie (note the Z Gallerie-esque spelling) at Knox and Central. Owner Shaheed Shahabuddin has assembled a slick collection of contemporary finds for, well, pretty much the whole darn house.
I’m loving this suave little Leon chair just $99.95.
Tip: Tell co-workers you’re heading out for “supplies.”
Design Gallerie Home Furnishings, 3303 Knox Street, 214-219-1919
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