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Coffee Obsessed

Our clients recently asked us to design their second cafe in Morningside Heights.  The concept is "exposed" - construction materials normally hidden are instead revealed as beautiful objects.  Stay tuned for more details.  

 

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Our first development project!

It's official, New Amsterdam Design Associates is more versatile and robust firm than our earlier days.  In fact, just call us Nada from now on, since we're much more than design - we're design, development, and construction!  Have a sneak peak at our latest development project, shown above.  We'll reveal and the details and location in Brooklyn soon.  

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Our new HQ is almost ready!

We're happy to announce that we've upgraded our digs to a new space in the heart of Harlem.  We're still unboxing, but we thought we'd give you a sneak peak of the new HQ.  

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Nada x Hollywood

We were on the set of John Wick at our recently completed project, Aire Ancient Baths TriBeCa, to see our design imortilized on the silver screen.  

Among mid-century furniture stores and neighborhood restaurants, in a former textile factory built in 1883, Aire Ancient Baths brings with it a time-honored bathing-beauty culture. The 16,000-square-foot space at Aire—where only 20 people are allowed at a time—is filled with white marble and stone brought from the South of Spain, mainly by boat. Black frame and terra-cotta lanterns from Marrakech proffer warm, flickering light.
— Vogue

Conceived by our chief architect, Ignacio Alonso, Aire Ancient Baths is no stranger to Hollywood, having hosted a number of celebrities and the annual christmas party for the cast of HBO's True Blood.  You should immerse yourself in the tranquil experience at Aire Ancient Bath TriBeCa, but if you can't make it, you're more than likely going to see Keanu Reeve's latest film, after all, it has a staggering 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Baking new cafe ideas

Coffee culture is thriving in New York City.  Our client and Melbourne native Alex Hall (not surprisingly, Hall is an architect's son) asked us to make a bold statement for Brunswick Cafe in Bed Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  To accomplish this task, we drew from the contemporary beach aesthetic that is sweeping Australia. 

Aside from the scent of good coffee wafting throughout the space, the first thing you’ll notice about this Australian café is the angles. The capacious space, all exposed brick and natural light, rivals a design store with its bold triangular pegboards, shelves of spiky potted succulents and eye-catching lamps shaped like origami paper mouths.
— Time Out

Since opening this summer, Brunswick Cafe has already turned a profit and has become a valuable amenity for 144 Decatur Street, a 20-unit rental building we renovated earlier this year.

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Second Time Around

Styled for rockstars, this swish pied-à-terre is a luxe alternative to chic downtown hotels.  Concieved by our director, Jay Solomon, in collaboration with firm Dufner Heighes, this 2,600-square-foot Bond Street apartment in NoHo redefines chic.  

These are our most design-savvy and adventurous clients. They really challenged us to find exceptional new things, [like] curvy yellow Vladimir Kagan lounge chairs and a sexy sectional covered in cream bouclé - It’s a party sofa!
— Greg Dufner

The interiors juxtapose angular works by Bec Brittan, classic pieces by Christian Liaigre, and contemporary photography by Alyse Solomon.  Read more about this project in the September 2014 issue of Interior Design.

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