Public Records was born out of 233 Butler, the historic Brooklyn ASPCA building, later occupied by a duo of vintage instrument restorers. The goal of the project was to celebrate the building’s layers of history and texture, while giving it new life as a vessel for human communion, utilizing humble utilitarian materials. The weathered walls and ceiling left intact, the monolithic bar was finished with discarded travertine tiles to integrate discreetly into the existing envelope. We designed a room spanning light fixture out of LED and metal piping in collaboration with Nitemind, framing four OJAS speakers hung by chain link from the ceiling. All fixed elements were built out of plywood and cladded in basic linoleum. Despite the space’s limited budget and DIY approach, the project was featured in Architectural Digest, Dezeen, The NYTimes, and various other publications.
2019 Public Records
Client:Public Records Typology:Branding, Creative Direction, Interior Design, Product Design Services:Adaptive Re-Use, Hospitality Status:Completed