DUMBO (or the tony Brooklyn enclave known as Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is home to artists and designers who have put their neighborhood on the map as a center for contemporary design. At BKLYN Designs 2014, presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, more than 60 hometown designers and manufacturers exhibited their furnishings, lightings, and home accessories over the 3-day exhibition.
Re-used materials, varied textures, and striking geometry reflect the industrial style that has its roots in DUMBO. While a number of the exhibitors specialize in custom work for architects and interior designers, their wares are proof that industrial chic elements like these pendants can look good in a range of spaces.
Susan Doban, co-founder of ThinkFabricate, a Brooklyn-based furniture design studio, says, “Elegance and warmth are two words that continually come up when people tell us what draws them to our designs.” Following the success of their Wall*nut medicine cabinet, the East Williamsburg workshop expanded its line of bathroom cabinetry this spring to include a new line of vanities.
Click through the slideshow above to see highlights from the BKLYN Design Fair.