ISSUE 15  |  British Design

Shopper’s Diary: Flair Comes to NYC

April 12, 2008 4:04 AM

BY Francesca Connolly

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I first came across the Flair home design store in Florence (other locations include Milan and Capri), along the Arno River; a NY branch just opened in New York this week at 88 Grand Street. Owners Alessandra Tabacchi and Franco Mariotti mix new pieces with antiques to achieve "a rich yet sober aesthetic." Among their wares are Plexiglass and chrome pieces from the fifties and seventies, Vietnamese lacquer, and Venetian white-opal glassware.