And yet somehow, after weeks of intense calendar negotiations, spirited debates over Zoom, and heated discussions on throw pillows (true story!), we came to an agreement on 2022’s very best furniture and housewares–26 products that will make your life easier but also more beautiful. Here, with our first-ever Domino Good Design Awards, we give the well-deserved glory to the pieces we couldn’t get enough of this year.
Powerhouse vintage design shop Home Union, led by husband-and-wife team Daniel King and Meghan Lavery, has forecasted many trends in the vintage space since opening in 2016— vintage IKEA being one of them. Can’t stop by in person? You can keep tabs on their highly active Instagram too.
“Color comes with confidence in knowing what looks good.”
Based in New York (though with options to ship), Home Union features a large percentage of toned-down, mid-century picks. Here, you’ll find some rarer pieces by notable designers (like lamps by Bill Curray for Laurel), in addition to some timeless investment pieces (like walnut dressers and Danish table sets).
"Keep an eye out for vintage plastic pieces for your home. Plastic framed mirrors, stools, lamps, and even desk-side trash bins are often great colors, and if you can snag up a Kartell brand piece, a lot of times people don’t realize what they are selling."—Daniel King and Meghan Lavery, owners of Brooklyn vintage shop Home Union
Daniel King is a builder and a fixer. His mentality that “vintage is the future,” is what led Daniel to open Home Union, a curated store of vintage modern furniture store he co-owns with his wife, Meghan. Daniel saw a flimsiness in the build and design of today’s pieces being churned out for warehouse, and believes that pieces that have endured 60 or more years are built to last. Daniel and Meghan founded Home Union out of their apartment, and just two years in have moved to a brick-and-mortar storefront in Williamsburg. He wants to be able to provide people with an investment: furniture that only gets better with age.
Home Union announces it’s grand opening to the public in its new permanent home at 369 Hooper Street in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The 1000 square foot storefront will be opening on Friday June 2nd, and is set up to feel like your dream living room. The new store was catapulted by a successful year since Home Union’s conception, curated by Meghan Lavery and Daniel King. The store will showcase unique statement pieces of furniture and home goods spanning from mid-century to later 20th century designs. Home Union has also teamed up with a number of local companies to bring lovely accent pieces into your home. For this occasion we have interviewed the power-couple Meghan Lavery and Daniel King.
When a fashion designer and furniture fiend come together to start a home goods store, magic happens. Home Union's brick-and-mortar is just as stunning as their Instagram suggests, with an excellent collection of vintage furniture and home accessories (all boasting a delightfully neutral palette).