Center44 is the unique shopping experience in Midtown Manhattan's Creative Arts Building. Seventy-five international dealers offer period antiques (antiquities thru the 19th Century), 20th-Century design (Deco, Modernism, Futurism, etc), and unique contemporary art and objects, all assembled in a block-long showroom of open room settings. Furnishings for every room in the house, lighting of every type, a wide array of decorative accessories, and superb fine art are all on display. Many of the desirable 20th Century designers of note are represented in the rapidly changing stock.
The Creative Arts Building is also home to EUE Screen Gems and is the location where The Rachael Ray Show is produced. Many commercials and television shows have originated from this production hub over the years and we are honored to be situated in this prime location, surrounded by such New York attractions as The Chrysler Building, The United Nations and Grand Central Terminal.
New York magazine recently called Center44 "impressive" and "well-curated." Architechtural Digest refers to us as "a Manhattan mecca for antiques and vintage furnishings." And Nate Berkus included us in Oprah's O at Home magazine in his list of his 10 favorite places to shop. Then he chose to browse the aisles of Center44 while being interviewed by E! News for Oprah's Big Give, calling us, "My favorite place to shop."
Center44 is presented by Paul Plumadore and Jim Tindell. Their experience in the world of antiques includes 8 years participating in prestigious antiques shows and antiques centers throughout the Northeast under the name River Road Antiques, Ltd. They are also the former managers of Lafayette Antiques at the Warehouse in Harlem, where they first developed their special approach to enjoyable, relaxed antiques shopping.
Located between 2nd and 3rd Aves, just one and a half blocks from Grand Central Station, and surrounded by public parking, Center44 is easily accessible. See our Directions page for more details.
On-site furniture and art restoration services are also available, as well as access to craftsmen skilled in the art of bench-made reproduction. Ask us about these services.
We cater to the interior design trade, who appreciate the quality and diversity we have available, but our doors are open to all. Visit us Monday - Saturday,10 to 5, at 222 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017 212-450-7988. Or anytime on-line at www.Center44.com.