New York Loft
One of the Studio’s earliest projects, on the site of a former cardboard factory in Dumbo, Brooklyn, exists as a space for experimentation, a proving ground for ideas and pieces that would become some of the studio’s trusted motifs. Industrial elements — thick mushroom columns and cast-concrete — are warmed with deeply layered furniture and textiles. Built-in storage executed in plywood recedes into walls, their notched or scalloped details hinting at a sense of whimsy, a jouissance revisited in a low wood screen along a window wall that doubles into a seat, as well as the kitchen’s pine stools — Judd with the corners softened.
Modernist masters — Jeanneret, Baughman, Ponti — join custom fabrications that speak to the past while introducing elements of Deco, African and Folk arts — prototypes that would join the studio’s offerings.