Brooklyn's tallest building, Brooklyn Point, under development by Extell, has just revealed their new Katherine Newman Design (KND)-designed interiors. The AD100 designer fused American and Danish mid-century design for the KPF-designed, 720' tall tower in Downtown Brooklyn. The spaces are described by Newman as "refined interpretation of the nouveau hipster aesthetic.” She curated a sophisticated design aesthetic that combines art and utility, resulting in a modernist vernacular that embraces yet reinterprets the past. The interiors blend “Brooklyn industrial chic” with a “refined mid-century aesthetic” inspired by iconic American designs of the 1950s with a focus on craftsmanship and fine detail. The lobby features a metal marquetry panel and ceiling, influenced by the iconic cityscape collection of the late Paul Evans; a ceramic wall art installation inspired by the palette of Pop Art icon Roy Litchenstein, which evokes midcentury collages and wallcovering motifs, new technology of the 50's; and, a suspended light sculpture above the concierge desk inspired by Bertoia's panel sculptures of the 50's with pull rod glass panel elements. Suspended cloud form sculptures by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini are a nod to Ruth Asawa's crocheted wire sculpture. Cerused oak walls with copper metal inlays, void of any ornamentation, offset the fun artful elements with a luxurious backdrop. Light wood reflects the Scandinavian influence often associated with 50's American design, while satin copper wall cladding and select interior architectural elements reflect a refined industrial feel throughout.
Brooklyn Point expands Extell Development's reach into Brooklyn. The skyline changing tower will rise 68 stories and 720', Brooklyn Point will be one of the tallest, and most luxurious, buildings on the Brooklyn skyline. Brooklyn Point was designed by acclaimed architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), and is the final phase of Downtown Brooklyn's City Point, to complement the character and quality of the previous City Point buildings. The tower will feature 458 studio to 3-bedroom luxury residences which will feature custom interiors with prices beginning at $840,000. The building will also feature 40,000 SF of lifestyle amenities and services which include abundant entertainment areas and unrivaled outdoor amenities. Brooklyn Point is located at 1 City Point (aka 138 Willoughby Street), where residents will have access to over 600,000 SF of incredible retail including Trader Joe’s, the much-hyped DeKalb Market (with over 40 epicurean vendors) and the stylish Alamo Drafthouse Cinema that serves cocktails and creative bites seat-side. Sales are expected to launch soon with sales and marketing being handled by Extell Marketing Group.