The Future Perfect, the pioneering store that helped put Williamsburg, and Brooklyn, on the design map, closed its first store, at 115 North 6th Street, on Monday. It introduced Brooklyn based designers and a funky, cheeky style that seemed influenced by pop art, street art, and skateboarding, and often featured items that were repurposed, recolored or rescaled. Some of its wares past and present included thrifted plates with new designs silkscreened onto them, a neon tube lamp, antler chandeliers, and wallpaper from Scottish outfit Timorous Beasties. The retailer’s two newer stores in Manhattan and San Francisco continue, as a Times story about design in Williamsburg noted.
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