Jane Kim DesignIndustrial Dining Room, New York
Photography by Eduard Hueber / archphoto
North and south exposures in this 3000 square foot loft in Tribeca allowed us to line the south facing wall with two guest bedrooms and a 900 sf master suite. The trapezoid shaped plan creates an exaggerated perspective as one looks through the main living space space to the kitchen. The ceilings and columns are stripped to bring the industrial space back to its most elemental state. The blackened steel canopy and blackened steel doors were designed to complement the raw wood and wrought iron columns of the stripped space. Salvaged materials such as reclaimed barn wood for the counters and reclaimed marble slabs in the master bathroom were used to enhance the industrial feel of the space.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Speaking of lofts, New York City architect Jane Kim is no stranger to working with exposed antique brick. In this loft, in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, she embraced the former warehouse’s industrial past, accentuating the brick with reclaimed wood and steel. Long, open shelves underscore the brick pattern and break up the large expanse. As for old brick in the kitchen, Kim recommends sealing it. “We usually seal it with a matte brick sealer to keep the dust from getting all over the kitchen,” she says.
A major industrial element in the space is the unique dining table. "It is a repurposed industrial mill table base from Get Back Inc. in Connecticut, and it still works!" Kim says. "It is beautifully restored; the wheel adjusts the table height just like it used to when it was used in heavy machinery applications." Get Back Inc. also restored the vintage Toledo industrial chairs you see at the kitchen island.