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THE KNITTING FACTORY

361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

http://bk.knittingfactory.com/

Design: Hecho Inc.
Construction: Hecho Inc.
Finishes: Hecho Inc.

Completed: 2009

Photography: Jean Bourbon

Serious structural work opened up the previously cave-like entrance to a large, sunlit, and welcoming bar, behind which the concert hall can be viewed through a fire- and sound-proof wall of triple-layered 2” glass. Custom upholstered banquettes rest upon flooring salvaged from an actual knitting factory in North Carolina. The bar is from West Virginia, circa 1930, though the stools are our invention. Industrial loft windows in the storefront were salvaged from a demolition site in Brooklyn’s Navy Yards, and the sputnik-like chandeliers in the concert hall were custom-made on the Bowery.

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