Although A.I. Friedman caters to all kinds of artists and designers, it specializes in commercial customers. Donat get all bent out of shapeaad agencies, architects, publishers, and graphic designers need gear, too. Check out its 12,000-square-foot Manhattan location near Union Square.
It's an art-supply shop at first glance, but A.I. Friedman boasts terrific gifts for everyone. Sure, painters/sculptors/mimes (why are you friends with mimes?) will delight in the drawing boards, craft kits, and endless varieties of paint mediums in stock, but this vast space also sells gorgeous picture frames, scrapbooks, laptop bags, furniture, artisan greeting cards, and more. The sales are constant and impressive, the staff is remarkably helpful, and the store is so clean and beautiful... More »