RAINBOW WAVE SHOWROOM
ITALIAN FOOD CENTER
Collaboration with Meltzer/Costa and Associates 2010-2013
Designed to celebrate the building’s historical context as well as its position at the vanguard of a new generation of businesses in Lower Manhattan, this 5000 square-foot restaurant was completely renovated with an emphasis on salvaged and upcycled materials as well as bespoke fixtures and furniture.
Working directly with the head chef as he developed the restaurant’s bold new menu, the BSDB design team expanded the Italian Food Center to feature two bars, an open kitchen, public wine cellar, interactive storage, an extended sidewalk cafe, and custom lighting throughout. Positioned in one of the most dense areas of Lower Manhattan, the new IFC was designed to increase efficiency and to foster a renewed sense of place.
Concentric Health Experience Office - Greenwich Village
MICHAEL STARS SHOWROOM
Collaboration with Torsten Schaursbach 2011-2012
The Eco Laundry Company’s NYC location is situated in the heart of Chelsea on Manhattan’s West Side. The boutique laundry storefront was designed with the same environmentally conscious standards employed by the company’s owners. BSDB used appliances that require considerably less water and electricity per load as well as biodegradable soaps and detergents. The 2500 square foot space is fully equipped with recycled steel surfaces, energy efficient fluorescent lighting, and organic linoleum flooring throughout.
Dealing extensively with mechanical services, utility connections, and fabricating custom fixtures and furnishings, the BSDB design team worked directly with the NYC Environmental Control Board and Con-Ed to help the Eco Laundry Company’s owners realize their environmentally conscious boutique storefront. Photographs by Jean Calleia