The New York Design Center / 200 Lex joins the MHNA as a Business Member

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The New York Design Center / 200 Lex joins the MHNA as a Business Member

The New York Design Center is the design industry’s premier resource for fine furnishings and decorative accessory resources. Located at 200 Lexington Avenue, it houses nearly 100 showrooms representing more than 500 lines of fine, traditional, contemporary, residential furniture, as well as fabric, floor covering, lighting, wall covering, kitchen and bath and decorative accessory resources. It is the largest East Coast resource for contract furniture and furnishings. It is open Monday through Friday from 9am–5:30pm. Some showrooms offer extended hours, including Saturdays Showrooms are "to the trade" but consumers can visit the Access to Design office for information on working with a designer.

200 Lex is the country’s oldest furniture and design building. Built in 1926 as the New York Furniture Exchange, 200 Lex was the dream of visionaries in the furniture industry. This historic 16-story, 500,000-square-foot building designed by Ely Jacques Kahn was originally available only to furniture and department store buyers. In the late 1970s, the building began to shift its focus towards interior design and architecture, and in 1981 emerged as the New York Design Center.

The Gallery at 200 Lex features over 55 galleries of fine antiques and 20th century vintage dealers. Butterfield Cafe at 200 Lex is on the 16th Floor of the New York Design Center, open to tenants, clients, and building guests. It is open from 8am–5pm on weekdays and is cashless.

For leasing information and availability of showroom space please contact the NYDC at