Centro Modern Furnishings: Thoughtful Designs for Your Home

 In Guide, Style

Support designers from all over the world and craft an high-end interior with the offerings at this modern furniture emporium. With collections from more than 40 companies, Centro offers one of the largest selections in the Midwest. There are literally hundreds of choices in sofas alone. But thanks to the well-informed staff, it’s not overwhelming as you go through the process of selecting a designer and then narrowing down your choices by style, color and size.

Browsing the showroom (or even the website) is a sensory delight at this self-described “design museum.” From Italian manufacturer Zanotta’s Sacco chairs to dressers from Minneapolis-based Blu Dot, Centro puts a new spin on everyday objects thanks to the mezmerisingly unexpected shapes and textures.

Centro Modern Furnishings: Thoughtful Designs for Your Home

Image courtesy of Aida Hasanovic.

Even though the word “furnishings” is in the name, the products at Centro go well beyond furniture. You’ll find pillows, custom area carpets, cheese graters, vases and much more—even light fixtures, one of their specialties.

Be sure to ask co-owners Ginny Stewart and Todd Lannom for the scoop about the chair you’re sitting in. They’ll happily fill you in on the technology and skill required to produce each piece, along with helpful insights about design authenticity, fabrics, trends and upcoming sales. Their collaborations extend to interior designers, businesses and architects.

4727 McPherson Ave.

Centro Modern Furnishings: Thoughtful Designs for Your Home

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A version of this story first appeared in 2017 in Guided: St. Louis focused on the Central West End neighborhood, available in a digital edition.

Featured image courtesy of Attilio D’Agostino.

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