Pikesville's new furniture store is a place to discover the unexpected.
At Furniture & More there's an acrylic-sculptured dining set with glass top, string draperies, glass sculptures and leather chairs and sofas with ultra-contemporary lines.
Owner Yanik Yusupov has 20 years experience in the furniture business, including at stores in Rockville and Wheaton, where he managed 200,000-square-foot stores.
But he has come back to Pikesville his hometown of 25 years to fill what he sees as a retail void in furniture.
"I decided there's nothing around in Pikesville. I have good experience, and I know everything about furniture ... so I've gathered together all the good quality furniture and put it in one place," Yusupov said.
In his contemporary showroom, he has pieces from Turkey, Italy, Spain, Canada, Germany and Poland.
An off-white, Italian, leather sectional is set in the middle.
At the front window is an ultra-modern rust and beige-colored leather living room set, including chairs and a sofa. Unique sculptures and artwork are set up throughout the store.
He also offers rugs and mattresses as well as recliners and kitchen pieces.
If contemporary isn't your taste, there are catalogs with more traditional or classic pieces, Yusupov said. Catalog orders can take up to two weeks to arrive.
The store offers delivery and set-up, and strives for "100 percent satisfaction," he said.
So far, the store has attracted local customers as well as some from as far away as Rockville and Washington, D.C.
"Everyone is welcome," he said.
The store, at 1100 Reisterstown Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call the store at 410-415-5006.