“The best thing about the TriBeCa neighborhood is the rooftop additions,” Eran Chen says. His firm, ODA New York, designed just such a penthouse for a fivestory Romanesque revival warehouse from 1892.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks in London with London Design Festival overlapping with London Fashion Week, the London Festival of Film and the start of the “art season” that includes LAPADA and Frieze art.
For a loft in a former factory in the Flatiron district, just off Madison Square Park, it was Brian Messana and Toby O’Rorke of Messana O’Rorke who expounded the philosophy of “primitive minimalism”.
Trek out to the farthest tip of the Red Hook waterfront late on a Friday afternoon, and you’re just as likely to find Uhuru Design employees drinking Brooklyn-brewed beer together as you are to find them making furniture.