Flavor Paper specializes in custom hand screen printed wallpaper. Their new headquarters exists in a previous parking structure, re-conceived to showcase their work.
This adaptive reuse project houses their production facility, showroom, as well as two residential levels and an eco-roof deck. Two 50 foot long wallpaper screening tables are located in the middle of the ground floor space with a mirrored ceiling above that reflects and extends the production process via a mirrored canopy out to the street. The pedestrian along the street can engage in this hand made process participating in the overall experience. The building’s five levels are connected through a stair laced with a 60 foot tall neon installation inspired by one of Flavor Paper’s patterns. The building’s original windows were replaced with new steel boxes, dexterously placed into the old openings, expressing both the old and new. A roof garden at the upper level extends views back to Manhattan. Skylab’s approach to the project took advantage of a network of fabricators and artisans, to reimagine and deliver an adaptive reused spaces- redefining the building identity by comingling manufacturing and sales environments on an exceptionally aggressive budget and timeline.
Location: Brooklyn, NY