This month we held the first Designers Collaborative get together of 2012 at the fabulous Chelsea showroom-loft of Dmitriy & Co., a manufacturer of an elegant upholstered furniture collection–hand built to order right here in New York–which it sells along with European antiques, decorative objects, and accessories. After co-owner Donna Feldman gave us a tour of the premises, we all agreed that the sophisticated collection not only gets the big things right–proportion, scale, shape, comfort, build–but its first-class fabrication extends right down to the smallest details, the level on which some otherwise excellent brands fail. Here are some examples of what we saw.
The Sablon Sofa and Leon Club Chair, two pieces from the collection of made-to-order upholstered furniture at Dmitriy & Co., feature Belgian linen slipcovers, hand-tied springs, and horse-hair construction.
The Leon Club Chair’s Belgian linen slipcover, which features hand-sewn self welting and a kick-pleat skirt, fits like a glove thanks to meticulous tailoring.
Shown fully upholstered in gray Belgian linen with distinctive French mattress stitch detailing, the swoon-ready Dmitriy Daybed has a dark-finish walnut base with turned feet.
Susan Huckvale Arann loves the perfectly folded and stitched pleating on the Dmitriy Daybed’s curved arm, and the comfortable pull-tuft seat.
Tim Button, who is tall, found the Marais Wing Chair ideally comfortable for extended sitting. Regal yet easy, it’s shown here with down seat cushions and relaxed slipcovers in Italian linen velvet.
With its mahogany legs and brass castors, the deep and roomy Antwerp Library Chair delivers a lesson in faultlessy executed button tufting.
Grouped around a vintage coffee table, the Vallone Sofa, the Liara Barrel Chair, the Prato Club Chair, and the Vallone Club Chair.
Dmitriy & Co. also offers a selection of down-filled decorative pillows.
There’s also a fine collection of objects, glassware, and ceramics, like this Porcelain Bottle and Petite Cups by Christiane Perrochon.