This Chinatown atelier was designed and built by Anna Karlin to house her collection, studio, and workshop.
The gut renovation project turned a vacant print shop into an inspired space for creating and designing. The facade was fully restored to its 1940s original based on extensive archival research and now features two display windows. Brick walls and exposed ductwork, rough plaster, and concrete floors make for an unfinished look that celebrates the wabi-sabi aesthetic of the imperfect. The Shaker-style kitchen mixed with furniture from the collection make the studio and showroom feel like a home.