500 Park Avenue
entrance on E. 59th Street
Beautifully hand-crafted glassware and pottery that combine utility with elegance -- "functionality and timeless design."
Their glassware -- glasses, bowls, pitchers, serving pieces -- are sturdy in both design and construction but can mix beautifully with other items in other design languages. Their pottery, much inspired by early American stoneware, is both organic and graceful and has down-to-earth prices. Some is oven-proof.
What to know:
In addition to their own stores, select Simon Pearce items are sold at some national retailers and gift shops. Their website has a store search function to help you find a source. But if you're in NYC, their Park Avenue flagship is a lovely place to shop with the biggest selection, including seconds (you'll never find the flaws) and their website features discounted discontinued items.
In addition to tabletop items, they make lighting, corporate gifts, and pieces that can be engraved.