Mechanics Garage turned Retail/Bar

Check out this awesome project by designer John Berg who transformed a former mechanics garage into a multi-functional event/performance space, bar and retail store in Brooklyn, NY, for creative collective Kinfolk Studios.

Kinfolk was created in 2008 by a group of friends from New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Japan. The main concept of a “Kinfolk life” came from their desire to create products and experiences they’d imagine but couldn’t find to purchase. Combining experience from a variety of disciplines, the group set out to source the highest quality designers, builders and techniques to develop lasting products and unique experiences.

From the architect

The project is located in the Wythe Avenue corridor in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a slowly gentrifying neighborhood composed of mostly low rise industrial buildings which support local manufacturing. The corridor is also home to Kinfolk Studios.
As an organization, Kinfolk is a creative collective that uses their space at 90 Wythe Ave for various functions not the least of which are coffee shop, bar and restaurant.
Photography by Edward Caruso