Posted on 19 August, 2013
It has been a while since I last visited downtown Melville but I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of activity that’s been going on down there. New, exciting places are opening up shop, one of which I went to take a gander at last week. Flea Design is a brand new design shop that has just opened up at The Court in Melville on 4th Avenue (right next door to the new Slug and Lettuce) and although it is small in size, the custom-made furniture and various other design pieces sure make this little shop well worth the visit.
With his background in industrial design, Jeff James, owner and creator of this design store, not only retails the pieces on display in his store but also creates custom-made pieces according to your needs. Simply contact the capable team and they will create the piece that you require according to the specs that you give them. Otherwise, one could just browse through the items on display that range from egg holders, to puzzle bookends, to lampshades, to rimpie stools and various other items of furniture.
One thing I really appreciated about Flea Design’s pieces is that many of the items are created from recycled materials and reclaimed wood which gives their pieces a unique feel that combines earthy, used materials with sleek, man-made ones such as steel and glass, creating a good symmetry of design elements to create that modern, industrial feel that is so in demand right now.
If you are looking for that odd item to add to your home such as an unusual egg holder or perhaps something more substantial like a coffee table, Flea Design is more than capable of catering for all your needs.
Address: The Court in Melville, 76 4th Avenue, Melville. (Right next to the new Slug & Lettuce / Opposite Bambanani)