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Archifresh offers a hip mix of Scandinavian, Italian, and English furniture and art dating from the 1940s through the 1980s, with many pieces designed by big-name architects. “I am attached to and inspired by their work and innovation,” owner Don Schmaltz says. Among the offerings seen here recently: 1950s Poul Kjaerholm PK9 chairs ($5,500 for a pair), a B&B Italia cognac leather Landscape chaise lounge ($2,500), and a 1960s Angelo Mangiarotti blown-glass floor lamp ($950). By appointment only.