Best Furniture - 2005
New Deal may be the best all-purpose custom furniture and accessory store in San Francisco. A modest corner shop packed with gorgeous innovations by local and international designers, its contemporary, retro, and classic influences effortlessly mingle in big pieces that know how to work a room. Customers can flip through a catalog and peruse more than 150 sofa designs and 1,000 fabrics. Selections include cube-shaped, silk-covered ottomans and four-poster teak claw-foot beds that are as imposing as thrones. Charming objets d'art such as vintage bowls and vases made from recycled materials also populate the store. Sergio Galli's photo-pop oil paintings of the city nicely complement the hodgepodge of fixtures, which run the gamut from quirky to imperial.