Project: Tenoverten Location: Financial District, NYC Status: Completed fall 2015
Description: We are thrilled to join Tenoverten's ambitious expansion of their non-toxic and cruelty free nail salons. Founders Nadine Abramcyk and Adair Ilyinsky set the ethical standard for their industry and we're proud to be a part of it. Studio DB designed their fourth location in New York and their largest space yet. Located on the second floor, off of busy Fulton Street, the space feels more like a well-appointed loft than a salon. In response to other salons replicating their furniture, we designed custom CNC routed cork pedicure stools and seating for the new space, which will be rolled out to their newest location in Austin as well.
Photography by Mia Baxter
Project: Gryson Store Location: Tribeca, NYC Status: Completed fall 2012
Description: Handbag maven Joy Gryson, asked us to create a warm and inviting neighborhood space, with a little bit of edge thrown in, fitting for its Tribeca location. This is Gryson's first brick and mortar store, so creating a retail vision that was cohesive with her brand identity was key. " I find real beauty in contrasts" says Gryson. We used industrial and natural materials juxtaposed with a modern clean backdrop. The display fixtures and light fixtures were all custom made by Studio DB, creating a playful yet sophisticated space.
THE SALTY PAW
Project: The Salty Paw Location: Seaport, NYC Size: 900 square feet Status: Completed spring 2007
Description: This boutique dog store in the South Street Seaport was inspired but he rough industrial nature of the neighborhood. Raw barnwood and sheets of steel were used to make the custom displays cabinets and counters. A steel and glass wall divides the grooming and the retail spaces.
HOW SWEET IT IS
Project: How Sweet It Is Location: Lower East Side, NYC Size: 400 square feet Status: Completed fall 2008
Description: For this boutique bakery, we designed the cnc-milled wall and ceiling display system that integrated the stores trademark floral patterns. The design was an interpretation of a 1957 Marimekko fabric that had adorned the pillows that sat in the bakeries window since their inception. The display was designed as a system that could be flat packed and replicated at future locations.
Photos by Melissa Hom Photography copyright of Studio DB
STRIBLING SALES OFFICE
Project: 211 Elizabeth Street Location: NoLita, NYC Status: Completed 2011
Description: We converted an Airstream trailer in the sales gallery for a luxury condominium project at 211 Elizabeth Street. The interior was infused with elements that displayed the characteristics of the project, including blackened steel clad cabinets, walnut cabinetry and custom upholstery. We built out the gallery space around the Airstream with images of the project, with a custom steel gate to the street with pipe and bronze handle.
Description: Our approach to designing the office of this cutting edge video game company was to find a balance between the Soho loft space and modern technologies they employee. The design of the space, including soft wood tones and white backgrounds, was inspired by the Swedish parent company. The organization of the desk system, in a hexagonal arrangement, responded to the team's approach of working in clusters. Throughout the space, details like custom wallpaper and flooring and CNC millwork add flashes of intrigue and inspiration, incorporating video game imagery in creative ways. Additionally, the custom conference table and steel light were designed by Studio DB.
Description: The design of the space was intended as a refined and warmer take on the industrial history of the neighborhood. The NYS liquor laws also played an influential role in the design. The laws requires a separate liquor license for each bar, so in order to incorporate the beer taps at the tables and only have one liquor license, we designed the bar as a series of branches. This spider-like design of the bar inspired the custom made brass light fixtures throughout, which we assembled with the owners. The thistle wall paper was a softer interpretation of the same theme. The tight budget necessitated the repurposing of some remnants of the previous restaurant, emphasizing the layering and history in the neighborhood.
Description: Barbarini Mercato is a high-end Italian market and restaurant in the historic South Street Seaport district. The design was conceived as an infusion of an industrial nature within a raw space. The entrance ceiling is adorned with steel panels plasma cut with the image of a forest canopy, allowing the light to filter through. This is mimicked in the dining area in the rear of the space, where sun from the skylight passes through a wall of staghorn ferns. The custom breakform steel shelves and hexagonal perforated cabinets is balanced by the end grain butcher block tiles on the wall and the color display of products.
Description: This expansive dog facility is a Graceland for canines. With rolling hills, a waterfall, and turf throughout, dogs can play to their hearts content. The contemporary feel of the retail space is anchored by a flowing ribbon of shelving that climbs up from the floor and leads customers into the space.