A LOOK AT PROFILES SHOWROOM AT NYDC
Here's how David answered our ten questions:
TEN QUESTIONS FOR NYDC SHOWROOMS
1. What's the mood like at your showroom?
Profiles offers an updated classic look with a twist
2. What's the strangest request you've had?
A woman was shopping for a chair for her husband. She asked me to sit in it like I was watching the Super Bowl. I did my best imitation of sitting like a butch TV sports viewer. Then I crossed my legs and blew the whole image. I am now forever known around the showroom as football guy.
3. What's your most popular item or category?
We sell more buffets, sofas and lighting fixtures then any other items.
4. Are your clients predominantly professional designers and architects or direct clients?
We tend to work with mostly with designers and architects.
5. What was your biggest sale or most interesting client?
We once sold 150 dining chairs to a single client
6. How often do you change around your showroom?
I change the showroom around about four times a year. It's interesting. When I change the showroom around, clients will think some old samples are brand new.
7. Other than your own showroom where do you shop for furniture?
I like West Elm. I love to mix expensive things with inexpensive ones.
8. What do you offer that retail can't offer?
We can offer the opportunity to customize whatever you want. That means if you need a specific size we can do it. If a particular comfort level is needed we can make that happen. If you're allergic to certain materials we can work around that. We can add detail or subtract it. If a chandelier needs to hang at a certain height we can have it made to an exact measurement. Retail isn't necessarily going to help you out with this.
9. What color, wood species or fabric are clients asking for?
Walnut has become a very popular species of wood, especially with a medium to dark finish but not a java color.
10. What's your prediction for next year's hot trend?
We are beginning to sell wire brushed oaks and walnut. The wood has a lot of texture from the wire brushing. It's really interesting.
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James T. Murray, photographer
Represented by Clic Bookstore and Gallery