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Design Brooklyn by Anne Hellman and Michel Arnaud, with Jane Walentas, Lucas Rubin, and Chris McVoy
Nov 4, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
This beautiful book visually explores the unique and diverse architecture, interiors, and design of private and public spaces of the outer borough. Hellman and Arnaud will be joined in conversation by Jane Walentas, president and founder of Jane’s Carousel; historian Lucas Rubin; and architect Chris McVoy.
About DESIGN BROOKLYN:
Design Brooklyn is a visual exploration of the unique and diverse architecture, interiors, and design of public and private spaces in today’s Brooklyn, from mechanics’ shops renovated into restaurants, to newly built public spaces, to restored brownstones and modern townhouses.
Chapter 1, “Renovation,” looks at combinations of old and new—not just preserving the old, but renewing with modern improvements such as the conversion of a factory building into the popular Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg and residences that put a fresh spin on Victorian interiors with mid-century furniture and contemporary wall coverings. This is followed by “Restoration,” which discovers homes, a public park, and Jane’s Carousel, all meticulously returned to their original states, showing how careful architectural preservation can thrive next to structures exploring more contemporary ideas. Chapter 3, “Innovation,” reveals some of the most cutting-edge moves in architecture and design, from the BAM Fisher to avant-garde interior designs like Roberta’s in Bushwick, composed with unconventional materials. The final chapter, “Industry,” shows the breadth of Brooklyn’s budding small-scale urban manufacturing, beginning in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and reaching out to designers’ studios in other postindustrial areas.
More than 150 original photographs showcase various neighborhoods and trends throughout the borough. Including studies of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s newest addition, Fort Greene Park, and Boerum Hill’s Flavor Paper, Design Brooklyn will appeal to anyone interested in urban living, design, and trendsetting Brooklyn style.