In February, Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria opened an outpost of their nontraditional, contemporary home-design store, Coming Soon, that’s exclusively focused on vintage furniture (17 Allen St.).
“We reupholstered the seats of these Lucite Wycombe-Meyer desk chairs ($750) in orange and lavender. They’re Helena’s dream chairs.”
“Our solid brass swans (from $50)! They’re decorative objets and come in all different sizes: 28-inch mamas and little six-inch babies.”
“We redid this Italian black lacquered love seat in gray suede ($3,800); it’s the softest thing in the world to sit on or stick your feet up on. It’s delicious.”
“The 1980 chrome base of this granite-and-stainless-steel dining table ($3,200) almost looks like a cloud and is just very elegant. And very unique.”
“These 1970s Mariani chairs ($6,000), which come in a set of six, almost have an S&M quality: They’re leather, they have straps. Super, super sexy.”
*This article appears in the February 18, 2019, issue of New York Magazine. Subscribe Now!