New England Home congratulates Showroom on 20 years

New England Home | May-June 2024
things we love — curves

There is nothing linear about this season's most coveted pieces. Honoré Sofa by Elisa Ossino for De Padova -- Showroom

New England Home congratulates Showroom on 20 years

New England Home | May-June 2024
the good life — design dispatches

Three cheers for Doug Gates and the team at Showroom, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary....this luxury brand deserves a champagne toast!

GlasItalia - New England Home

New England Home | Spring 2023
things we love

Glass in a range of beautiful hues is this year's spring standout. The Dark Side of the Moon - Low table by Piero Lissoni for GlasItalia, at Showroom.

Modern Luxury Interiors

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston | 2023
best of luxury design

Best furniture resource: Showroom Boston

New England Home

New England Home | November-December 2022
libations + celebrations

Well-balanced and full-bodied, these pieces age like fine vintages. Featured: Kaori armchair by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform, Showroom Boston.

New England Home

New England Home | March-April 2021
things we love

Zen Zone: Outdoor furnishings in calming neutrals allow the landscape to take center stage. Featured: Babylon Side Table by Dedon, Showroom Boston.

Boston Magazine Home + Property

Boston Home + Property | August 18 2020

Designed by Patrick Planeta, the living room of this Seaport condo features a Flexform Adda sectional sofa and Poliform Mad Joker armchair, both from Showroom.

Boston Common features Stefanie Hering's designs at L'espalier

Boston Common | December 2018 | Food & Drink

L'Espalier's eggless Chef Egg made from rutabaga puree and potato gelee with shaved truffle: Plated on Stefanie Hering's handmade porcelain bisque, available from Showroom.

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston featurs Flexform MOOD collection by Mario Mazzer

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston | October 2018 | "Marble Magnificence"

This modern take on the classic Italian marble-sculpting tradition takes you back in time to the Roman era through the Renaissance period. Mario Mazzer's Perseo table for Flexform's MOOD collection - available at Showroom. [link]

Boston Common magazine features the ZEUS chair lounge by Antonio Citterio for Flexform, available at Showroom

Boston Common | Modern Luxury
"That '70s Show"

Harvest yellow, avocado green and burnt orange are moving back into homes....this time the effect is less Brady Bunch and more Villa Necchi Campiglio.

Dedon The Others Stephen Burks

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston | Inaugural Issue
"Bright Eyes"

For his sculptural lighting collaboration with Dedon, award-winning designer Stephen Burks brings a whimsical element to the outdoors. [pdf]

Gervasoni suspension lamp

Boston Magazine December 2017
"Top Brass"

Bring the retro trend into your living space with this oversize suspension lamp from Gervasoni, updated for the 21st century with an organic shape and sleek, hammered-metal texture. [pdf]

Outdoor chairs Dedon

Boston Common June 14 2017 "Margarita, Please!"

Exciting shape and color decisions abound with the Dedon outdoor chairs collection at Showroom. [link]

Showroom highlights hits from the Milan show

Boston Globe May 2017 "The Enthusiast" / "Take a Seat"

Boston furniture store showroom highlights hits from the milan furniture fair

DePadova Kant Bookcase featured in New England Home magazine

New England Home March-April 2017 / "The White Stuff"

Waste not, want not with the Kant Bookcase from De Padova, fashioned from a single piece of powder-coated metal that has been folded and welded. [link]

DePadova Quadrato Espositore Coffee Table featured in New England Home magazine

New England Home March-April 2017 / "The White Stuff"

A real show off, thanks to its extra-clear, tempered-glass top shelf, the Quadrato Espositore Coffee Table, also from De Padova, is designed to display books and objects on its lower shelf. [link]

Depadova Ahnda Lounge featured in New England Home magazine

New England Home March-April 2017 / "New in the Showroom"

Wonder Woven: Superstar designer Stephen Burks looked to traditional Filipino weaving techniques when crafting the AHNDA collection for Dedon. [link]

Dedon Rayn swing featured in New England Home

New England Home January 2017 / "Pool Pavilion"

Pool house designed by Ken Dietz, who calls Dedon's Rayn Collection Three-Seater "A substantial sofa that has an airy lightness to it." [pdf]

Showroom - Depadova Firefly Lantern Featured in Boston Globe

Boston Globe November 18 2016 / Gift ideas for the city dwellers and country folk on your list

A 30-degree tilt activates this portable "Firefly" lamp by Alexander Åhnebrink for De Padova....a luxurious addition to the patio or bedside. [link]

Showroom - Dedon Daia Lantern Featured in Boston Globe

Boston Globe August 7 2016 / The Enthusiast

Dala lantern by Dedon, at showroom. [pdf]

Showroom Best of Boston 2016

boston magazine "best of boston" june 2016 / closet systems

Few builders can match the innovative kit of parts offered by the Italian furnishings company Poliform. Wooden and glass doors, pullout trays for shirts and slacks, shoe racks, and LED lighting are just a few options available in this ultra-sexy modular system, available exclusively at Showroom.


New England Home July-August 2016 / elements: the things that make great spaces

Curvilinear: From Dedon, an outdoor chair that encourages slow, gentle rocking. Lightweight, stackable, and supremely comfortable, Fedro comes in three tropical colors, including Calibri, shown here.


boston globe may 21 2016 / lounging around

High-end seating elevates the patio into a sophisticated living space. "Mbrace" chair by Dedon, at Showroom.


new england home may-june 2016 / perspectives: shelter in place

Escape the heat with Dedon's TIGMI collection by Jean-Marie Massaud, which combines deep, comfortable seating and sun shelter in one stylish unit.


boston globe apr 8 2016 / cut to the chaise

"Mad" chaise lounge, by Marcel Wanders for Poliform, at Showroom.


boston magazine january 2016 / smooth as velvet

Give your home the royal treatment this winter with these plush accents. Marcel Wanders for Poliform "Mad Queen" polyurethane foam and oak armchair.


boston magazine home january 2016 / smooth as velvet

Marcel Wanders for Poliform "Mad Queen" polyurethane foam and oak armchair.


boston home 2016 / best of boston shops and showrooms: best closet systems

Few builders can match the innovative kit of arts offered by the Italian furnishings company Poliform. Wooden and glass doors, pullout trays for shirts and slack, shoe racks and LED lighting are just a few options available in this ultra-sexy modular system available exclusively at Showroom.


boston globe november 27 2015 / lounge love

"Magi" daybed by Flexform, at Showroom


boston globe november 7 2015 / crazy quilted

"Mad Queen" chair, by Marcel Wanders for Poliform, price upon request at Showroom.


boston globe november 6 2015 / in a pinch: flexible, multi-functional, and smaller-size furniture

"Belle" fauteuil, by Piet Boon, at Showroom


boston globe magazine october 11 2015 / a designer's clutter-free kitchen

Reid chose Varenna by Poliform cabinetry in elm from Showroom in Boston for its crisp, clean lines and warm tone. She says, "It matches my spare aesthetic but doesn't feel cold."


boston common fall 2015 / glam metal

Piet Boon, known for its passion for rich and natural materials, offers this patina bronze table. This piece would bring life to any interior no matter how minimalist it may be.


boston magazine summer escapes 2015 / hang together

Dedon "Nestrest" hanging woven seat, Showroom Boston.


new england home may-june 2015 / perspectives

Set the table in your country cabin or chic city loft with Hering Berlin Piqueur dinnerware. Showroom, Boston.


new england home may-june 2015 / perspectives

Lanterns ... whether on an urban deck or suburban patio, outdoor lanterns bring sparkle to a warm night. Dala Lantern at Showroom, Boston.


boston globe "style" may 15 2015 / drinks all around

Circular side tables make perfect perches for summer cocktails. Vic table by Flexform, at Showroom.


boston globe april 18 2015 / smoked glass is back

Smoked flow glass vase by Herin Berlin, at Showroom


boston common february 2015 / showroom boston scores a perfect 10

How do you celebrate 10 years of defining the contemporary furnishings market in Boston? [Showroom owner Doug Gates] has carefully curated a selection of top-tier contemporary furniture brands, all exclusives in Boston.


boston magazine february 2015 / style & home

Showroom, the modern-furniture mecca in the Back Bay, turns 10 this month. Another reason to celebrate: Owner Doug Gates recently added the sought-after Danish line Piet Boon to his Italian-heavy selection. [more]


boston common newsletter november 4, 2014 / how to cozy up your home this winter

Throws by Muse: No more cold hands and feet this winter when you curl up under one of these 100 percent cashmere, made-in-Italy throws.


new england home newsletter september 26, 2014 / dutch influence

Dutch architect Piet Boon's latest collection has just landed at Showroom in Boston. . . . Piet Boon touts the pieces as being "functional, comfortable and timeless design." We would call them simply stunning.


new england home september 2014 / perspectives: galadriel desk from promemoria

This desk, with its streamlined silhouette and sumptuous shagreen top rendered in amethyst, lends an air of sophisticated modernity to any space.


new england home september 2014 / perspectives: kekke series from piet boon

A chaise is a great complement to any seating arrangement. This one, in particular, offers a chic European sensibility without sacrificing comfort.


boston globe "style" june 14, 2014 / contemporary leather lounger is a furniture fair standout

Doug Gates, who owns Showroom, makes the pilgrimage each spring [to Salone del Mobile in Milan] to identify trends and source new pieces for his store. His top pick this season is the A.B.C.D. Chair designed by Antonio Citterio, which Gates calls "the perfect recliner in disguise."


boston home summer 2014 / set in stone

Carlo Colombo for Poliform "Bigger" round end table, Showroom.


boston globe "style" june 7, 2014 / camp luxury

"Hanging Nest Rest" by Dedon.


new england home may-june 2014 / enmeshed

It's hard to imagine that the beautiful Dala planter got its start from recycled food-and-drink packaging. Deliberately oversized to create a style statement, the innovative lightweight mesh ensures it is easy to move around your roof deck or patio.


new england home may-june 2014 / perspectives: tayet ap wall lamp by stephane davidts

We're attracted to this twenty-five-year-old Belgian lighting line for its clean, simple designs and its high quality materials and construction. We think the Tayet wall lamp is very cute, we call it quirky modern and like to use it pinned on a wall next to a corner chair or flanking a sofa.


boston globe style march 1 2014

"Florinda Soft" chair by DePadova.


new england home jan-feb 2014 / chic

Promemoria has long been synonymous with fine craftsmanship, and the Future Voyager four-drawer chest is the perfect example with its bronze hardware, chocolate-brown leather detailing, and ecru stitching. The interiors of the drawers are stained oak with leather mat inserts.


new england home, december 2010 / design discovery: sofa therapy

This winter, a new feel-good craze is coming to town: the Feel Good Alto sofa, from Flexform. Designed by Antonio Citterio, this Italian-made sensation promises to soothe your body and soul with its refined shape and nap-inducing pillows.


new england home november-december 2013 / designer dresser

The Italian furniture line Promemoria, available at Showroom, likens its wares to haute couture. One reason why: the Sumo chest, made of bronze and smooth leather, takes ninety-six hours of handiwork to complete.


boston magazine fall 2013 / get the look

These contemporary pieces capture the '60s spirit, but are decidedly styled for the here and now: Dedon "Nestrest" pod, Showroom.


boston home fall 2013 / warp report

De Padova "Donzella" ash-wood armchair.


boston common august 5 2013 / hand-picked design finds

Two of Boston's most cutting edge interior gurus, Doug Gates of Showroom Boston and Meichi Peng of Meichi Peng Design Studio, tell us what their favorite pieces are for fall...Doug's Picks: Ipanema Armchair by Poliform.


new england home june 14 2013 / friday favorites: dedon

Think teepee-like loungers, Pepto-pink (and Pepto-shaped) swings, and roofed daybeds that could turn any old backyard into the Fontainebleau Hotel. If you've got room to fill in your yard, head to Showroom in Boston, the exclusive Dedon dealer in the area.


boston globe, may 19 2013 / patio perfect

Dedon "Play" side chair


boston home winter 2013 winter white

Well-spun: Dedon "Babylon" frost-proof ceramic stool.


new england home january 2013 design discovery: spring hopes eternal

During the dreary month of January, we'll take any excuse to daydream about spring. . . . Today, our reverie is inspired by Dedon's new collection of lounge furniture, including this sleek and modern City Camp hanging swing. Order it now, and it will be installed on your porch by the time the warm weather is here to stay.


new england home november-december 2012 / new in the showrooms

Conversation Piece: Poliform's Paris-Seoul coffee table, designed by French architect Jean-Marie Massaud, is all the modernism one room needs.


boston common sep 2012 / report from milan by showroom owner doug gates

The steadfast contemporary designers...continue to offer a new point of view. Antonio Citterio's deceivingly comfortable Evergreen Sofa for Flexform is comprised of a series of down-wrapped upholstered elements in warm autumn neutrals that float effortlessly on a rigid metal frame covered in leather. [pdf]


coup boston may/june 2012 / a new turn of events

The excellent designs are definitely out there: Take Flexform's sublime and new Italian 'Guscioalto' version, created by Antonio Citterio. The base comes in several metal finishes, as well as wood. Flexform's meticulous detail in construction is obvious, as is its fine materials.


new england home may/june 2012 / new in the showrooms

Practically Speaking: Poliform's new Dart table is sleek, versatile, and tough, with an anti-scratch laquer that's ready to put up a fight against little warriors. The table and matching chairs can be found at Showroom.


new england home mar/apr 2012 elements

Imported from Italy, Muse Group's Egyptian cotton and cotton sateen bedding is available in various thread counts and colors. You can even design your own pattern—although there are a number of beauties to choose from.


boston home 2012 / best of boston home: editors' picks

This solstice season, freshen up your home with a bevy of verdant accents. Poliform Java bed, Showroom.


new england home design blog march 30 2012 / friday favorites

Dedon's new Orbit XXL, a supersized version of the lounge chair that's been one of the company's most popular pieces of outdoor furniture since it debuted ten years ago....The limited chalk-and-taupe anniversary edition is a spacious 87.5 inches wide and has extra-thick cushions and a weather-resistant canopy.


new england home january 7 2012 / design discovery, european style

The Matrix kitchen, designed by Paola Riva and CR&S Varenna, offers the pure pleasure of simplicity. Modernly elegant, particularly with its discreet handles recessed into the cabinet doors, this kitchen offers an emphasis on sleek lines. . . . Available exclusively through Showroom.


boston common 2011:4 / "it's in the bag" profile: meichi peng

Flexform Feel Good sofa. "I love Flexform not only for its comfortable and beautiful designs, but also because it is very well made, using the best materials, in a small family-run shop near Lake Como."


boston common home & design 2011 / scope: "showroom"

showroom is a premier resource for contemporary Italian furnishings, custom kitchens, and closet solutions.... Designed by Antonio Citterio for Flexform, Soft Dream is a luxurious new upholstery series...warm islands of comfort and lasting style.


boston common home&design 2011 / insight: "get to know doug gates"

The owner of Showroom, a home design haven, was once a cultural attaché in Russia. He may speak fluent Russian, but his décor tasts translate into Italian modern.


best of boston home, winter 2011 / editors' picks: objects

Royal Seat: Though she's pricey, Promemoria's High-Back Nina Chair in velvet or leather is sure to be the queen of the parlor.


new england home design blog, 24 jan 2011 / what, when, where: take a seat

I have to profess my adoration for these Martin armchairs by Casa Milano—a contemporary, comfortable take on a director's chair—that just arrived at Showroom.


new england home, dec 2010 / design discovery: sofa therapy

This winter, a new feel-good craze is coming to town: the Feel Good Alto sofa, from Flexform. Designed by Antonio Citterio, this Italian-made sensation promises to soothe your body and soul with its refined shape and nap-inducing pillows.


boston globe magazine september 2010 / bon appetit

Tone Amado, a kitchen designer at Showroom in Boston's Back Bay, which carries stylish Italian kitchen outfitter Poliform's Varenna line, says that new island drawers are extra-deep, built with heavy-duty glides, and can be fitted with racks that hold dishes....


stuff magazine 2010 "players" issue / our 10th annual celebration of boston's industry heroes

Each year, the STUFF staff picks a group of local industry insiders to feature in our annual Players issue. These movers and shakers make up our very own group of local superheroes.


boston globe magazine 21 february 2010 / the italian job

"A unique mix of sleek European furniture and ornate Chinese art and antiques gives a South End apartment worldly appeal.... To help [condo owner Matt Burns] finish the place and make his disparate elements look and feel more connected, he took a tip from Showroom owner Doug Gates and called in Boston designer Meichi Peng."


boston magazine fall 2009 home / a grand production

It was the early spring of 2006 when Wendy Grad's Realtor showed her the cavernous single-level, 4,650-square-foot penthouse.... [Interior designer Meichi] Peng chose appropriately scaled pieces such as low-lying linen Flexform sofas and Poliform tables...


boston common spring 2009 / profile: doug gates, showroom owner

Q: What's your favorite item in the store? A: Flexform's Victor sofa series—by all accounts the most comfortable sofa collection. It has a clean silhouette that's transitional in feel and serves as the foundation for many interior projects.


boston common january-february 2009 / the list page

Just in case you were wondering what this meant—we (Boston Common as a whole) think you are doing something cool, amazing, fabulous or different and we acknowledge you. It could be your art, beautiful bags, endless fundraising or sense of style—whatever it is...we like it!


boston magazine winter 2008 / best of boston: wardrobe design

Still hanging your Givenchy gowns or Armani tux on wire hangers from a metal bar? Doug Gates, owner of the contemporary furniture store Showroom, offers gorgeous Italian closet systems to properly coddle your designer duds. Next to Poliform’s oak shelves, steel tie racks, descending hanging bars, and bureau drawers engineered to gracefully glide closed, your old rack and hangers will look positively medieval.


boston common winter 2008

Oh, how we are smitten by high-style luxe and glamour with a sleek edge . . . Just look at the delicious lines of this Poiform Varenna kitchen, for example, with its stainless steel sheen and compact form. And we’re passionate about those fabulous shelves for storing our cache of cookbooks. Divine!


boston globe august 2008

Italian-made Poliform's streamlined, freestanding closet system can be configured to any space. Our reach-in dimensions could work as a stand-alone wardrobe: put in a loft with a couple chairs you could call it a dressing room. "It's totally design-driven," says Showroom owner Doug Gates.


daily candy september 2008

"Muse Group's elegant, customizable couture line is meticulously crafted from Egyptian cotton and sateen fabrics, resulting in stitched sheets, quilts, and duvet covers that feel as luxe as they look."


"Then there's showroom, a seamless orchestration of neutral-toned modern European furnishings, courtesy of designer Doug Gates."


metropolitan home november 2006

Recently renovated, Showroom has become the hot furniture shop in town. Its cast of suppliers, which includes Cappellini, Promemoria, Driade, Flexform, and Gervasoni, reads like an Italian-design honor roll. Owner Doug Gates, who created the 3,000-square-foot airy space in the city’s chic Park Plaza District, also offers to solve your storage problems with Poliform closets and to help outfit your kitchen with Varenna’s sleek cabinetry.


boston magazine october 2006

Beige walls and concrete floors are the ideal foil for new high-end European furniture and accessories . . . The real news is the addition of two exclusive collections. Varenna's kitchens are at once architecturally intricate and visually clean, while Poliform's custom closets have enough adjustable drawers, racks, and cabinets to warm any neat freak's heart. That you can't get them anywhere else helps Showroom remain both radically different and consistently cool.


boston globe magazine january 29 2006 / best of the new

Doug Gates . . . keeps his focus on contemporary furniture at his new store, Showroom. Featuring a neutral palette with pops of color, the shop offers a fabulous assortment of high-cachet lines, including Cappellini, EmmeBi, Flexform, and Promemoria.


boston magazine november 2005 / the fab 40: doug gates, 35, owner, showroom

Gates can spice up any interior with his signature sophisticated style. . . . He’s made Showroom a mandatory destination for the most demanding design-seekers.


boston common holiday 2005

Promemoria, a new line carried [exclusively] at Showroom, offers the best of both worlds. While the collection is distinctly modern, each piece is a little soft, a little round, and most important, extremely comfortable.