The Brooklyn Home:
Modern Havens in the City
Yuko Nishikawa is a Brooklyn-based artist and ceramicist who adds a fantastical touch to all of her creations. Through exuberant use of color and texture, Yuko designs wondrous installations, whimsical light fixtures and collectible object d’art. No matter her medium—paint, clay, wire or fabric—she uses a hands-on, exploratory approach, which results in a melange of lively, hand-crafted forms, from lamps and chandeliers to sculptures and tableware.
Yuko’s work reflects her accumulative experiences in architecture, restoration, interior and furniture design, crafts and engineering. After growing up in a small seaside town just south of Tokyo, Japan, Yuko received her B.F.A. in Interior Design from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology in 2002. Since then she has designed furniture and lighting collections for luxury home furnishing company Donghia, launched ceramic collections in collaboration with Calvin Klein Home and Anthropologie, as well as exhibited artwork through galleries and art spaces in Milan, New York and New Jersey.
See her immersive mobile installation, Memory Functions, a part of our 137 4th Avenue launch in Park Slope.
Fitzhugh Karol, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, is a Brooklyn-based sculptor and woodworker whose work ranges from large-scale outdoor installations to intimate tabletop décor. Through considerate use of wood, metal and ceramics, he creates geometric pieces that seamlessly speak to their surroundings, whether installed in a natural landscape or integrated onto a shelf at home.
Peruse artist collaborations that we have designed into a range of our projects.