Enduring Modern Classics

New York Spaces’ Q&A with Judy Smilow of Smilow Design

Judy Smilow, of midcentury-inspired furniture company Smilow Furniture, answers New York Spaces’ questions on the brand’s timeless pieces and where they are carried now.

NYS: Tell us about Smilow Furniture. What are you known for?

Judy Smilow: Smilow® Furniture continues a legacy started by my father Mel Smilow, of producing fine and timeless designs for modern homes. My dad (1922–2002) designed and retailed modern furnishings through his six independently-owned stores from 1949 through the late 1970s. He was a champion of affordable, finely crafted, modern furnishings and his work has been recognized and coveted by collectors and well appreciated by his loyal customers for over 50 years. In 2013, it was with great privilege, love, and pride that we relaunched the brand. Continuing on as a family-owned business (now also joined by my daughter), we reintroduced a collection of these beautiful, enduring, modern design for a new generation of customers.

Since 2013 we have continued to expand the offerings and our new Woven Leather collection is the latest example. These authentic American-crafted midcentury designs, continue to stand the test of time.

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