Buffalo Collection: Experience the American West


Pictured above: A contemporary living room with furnishings and accessories from Buffalo Collection.

Nestled in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Buffalo Collection is a destination not to be missed. Like the neighborhood it inhabits, the stunning gallery space expertly blends modern luxury with Old World charm.

Buffalo fur chair.

Surrounded by specialty shops and bistros, the showroom is the true essence of luxury, featuring museum quality fine art and impressive high-end furniture. When you first enter the sunlit space, your eyes are immediately drawn to the walls, where iconic, dramatic Western images are captured in vivid detail. Beneath these paintings, custom tables are decorated with one-of-a-kind masterpieces such as extraordinary bronze sculptures, adorned gourds and blown glass objects. Talented Western artisans handcraft each work of art.

Not to be outdone, the furniture on the showroom floor is as beautiful as the art surrounding it. Buffalo Collection brings you an extensive line of comfortable, luxury sofas and chairs, created from exquisite American Buffalo leather which are custom made to order for each client. Bison leather is truly unparalleled in it’s luxurious, strong and supple texture.

Owners Laura and Michael Levenberg.

Clients can choose from more than 30 different colors and select intricate detailing such as hand braiding, nail head, fringed or woven accents. Classic, timeless furnishings made in America, built heirloom quality utilizing strong hardwood frames, hand-tied springs, complete with down-topped cushions. Experience extreme comfort with casual elegance.  Available in classic and contemporary designs, these handsome pieces fit perfectly on a ranch or in a downtown loft.

In addition to original artwork and custom furniture, the gallery displays home furnishings which include fabulous pillows, unique tables, magnificent lighting, exceptional antiques and accessories, that work perfectly for mountain rustic to contemporary urban homes.

Owner’s Michael and Laura Levenberg have always been inspired by the American West and celebrate its spirit within their collection.

“Growing up in the Midwest in an avid skiing family, I fell in love with the West on my first ski trip to Aspen,” says Laura. “Loving the open-minded environment, wide open spaces, the colors and warmth of the West, our business exudes all of this. I am thrilled that our collection has its roots deriving from the classic American symbol.”

Like the eye-catching art and distinguished furniture they showcase, the Levenbergs are committed to honoring Buffalo Collections’ past while bringing it forward into the future.

A buffalo leather couch gets a ride to its new home.

Buffalo Collection originated on a Bison Ranch in Western Colorado in the early 1990s. It was founded by a botanist who was intent on restoring a native Buffalo range and developed a local meat business in the process. As the business grew, guest lodges were established on the ranch, which were outfitted in outstanding Buffalo leather furniture. The ranch hosted a plethora of visitors including wedding parties, corporate gatherings, fly fishers, river rafters, hunters and cowboys. Guests were intrigued by and interested in having this impressive furniture in their own homes and ranches; hence Buffalo Collection was born.

In 2011, the Levenbergs relocated the heart of the business from Colorado to sunny Scottsdale and opened their remarkable flagship store. In 2016, they expanded their boutique showroom to approximately 3,600 square feet.

Today, Laura and Michael keep the collection fresh by traveling across the West each summer to meet with prospective artists and to hand-select extraordinary pieces for the upcoming season. They have expanded their Buffalo leather furniture line to include a variety of design aesthetics, offering everything from the traditional Ranch Club style collection to the mid-century modern style Colorado collection and much more.

Owner Michael Levenberg talks about the process of choosing a new artist for their showroom.

“First, do we like them personally as an individual and feel we could work well together.  Then, do we feel that the merit of their work is of the highest quality and finally, that their work would be a good fit for the gallery?” he says.

Whether they’re introducing new generations to traditional Western artists, like Robert Rivera and Dan Deuter, or creating sleek modern furniture with classic materials and handcrafted details, the Levenbergs strive to create a collection that bridges the timeline from an older, simpler way of life to today’s contemporary, more sophisticated lifestyles. Their incredible gallery in Old Town Scottsdale provides the perfect space for the two worlds to meet.

Visit Buffalo Collection at 7044 E. Fifth Ave. in Scottsdale. Contact them at 480-946-3903 or online at buffalocollection.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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