You may have noticed the new Urban Loft furniture store on the corner of Cordell and Woodmont avenues in Bethesda.

Though the airy shop is open, store manager Kit Yeoh says they’re waiting to fill the store with new lines before holding a grand opening celebration.

The emphasis here is custom upholstery and “mid modern classics” influenced by the 1940s and 1960s.

They’re stocking furnishings by a number of companies such as BDI, Dom Italia, Gus Modern, Urban Classics, Precedent and Dwell Studio and are planning to add Jonathan Adler in the fall, Yeoh says.

Meanwhile, the store exhibits art by local artists year-round, picking up where many of the now-closed local galleries left off.

The current exhibit is Chevy Chase resident Craig Tinsky’s “Paper Cut” collection. The artist uses paper and a scalpel to create pieces that were also displayed at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Yeoh says. 

The store is owned by Ahmed Muhsin, who also owns Loft Living on Arlington Road in Bethesda.?

We’ll keep you posted on that grand opening event, which is currently slated for the spring.

4715 Cordell Ave.,?Bethesda, 800-973-0711,