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s the needs of the design community have changed, so has the Profiles showroom. The showroom in the New York Design Center has served the Tri-State area since 1980 with a significant collection of furniture, art, lighting, and accessories produced by an unrivaled selection of artisans. One of few remaining multi-line showrooms within the New York Design Center, Profiles draws on the taste of its employees, including General Manager Russell Ratieri and longtime Senior Sales Associate, David Gittleman, while expanding on the purpose of meeting designer needs in the New York area. “Profiles represents a very personal aesthetic versus a more cookie cutter approach,” Ratieri says.
“Everything is handmade – items that cannot be constructed unless they are done by an artisan – otherwise, they would become stock items.”
a Randolph & Hein Trinity table, blown-glass low tables by Gabriel Dean, and pendants and chandeliers by Kenneth Nilson. The showroom also carries lines such as Bicycle Fine Art, which represents a selection of artists from all over the United States, as well as high-end lines like Michael Berman, Robert Marinelli, and Gary Hutton Design.
On the floor you can find pieces which range in style from mid-century to updated classics, such as the iconic William Haines Brentwood chairs and Valentine sofas, and consoles by the interior designers-turned-furniture designers Brett Beldock and Madeline Stuart. There’s
In addition to access to exceptional and exclusive designs, Profiles also gives clients the ability to work with artisans to modify furniture. Nearly everything in the showroom can be customized, and the staff likes to ensure that a designer or client is thrilled with the end result. Gittleman, who has been with Profiles