Bright Lyons

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Bright Lyons
Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

Vintage-furniture stores may be a dime a dozen, but this one, opened

by former gallery owner Paul Bright, stands out from the pack. In

addition to midcentury-modern pieces, the large, unpretentious space,

with unfinished-wood floors and tin ceilings, features work by

contemporary artists offered at mixed prices. Make a moderate

investment in a George Nelson round coffee table ($400), or go all out

on an insanely rare table that features a silver inset in the center

($2,500). Score a fashionable mid-’40s Herman Miller couch ($700) or

a late-’50s Eames compact sofa, upholstered with Alexander Girard–

designed brightly patterned fabric ($3,000). Art seekers can nab

Canadian artist Peter Thompson’s painted skateboard deck ($500),

Bjorn Copeland’s eye-popping collage ($3,000) or Japanese artist

Misaki Kawai’s six-by-four-foot colorful, whimsical painting

($9,000).

Venue name: Bright Lyons
Contact:
Address: 182 4th Ave
Brooklyn
11217
Cross street: at Degraw St
Opening hours: Wed–Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Subway: 2, 3 to Hoyt St
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