Now Open, in N.Y.C. and L.A.
BROTHERS-IN-LAW AND IN DESIGN
Gabriel Scott, the Montreal design team of brothers-in-law Gabriel Kakon and Scott Richler, has launched its first showroom, opening its doors on the first floor of the historic Brewster Carriage House at 372 Broome Street in Manhattan (a vintage carriage on the showroom floor recalls the building’s early role as home to one of the most famous coach makers of the day). The high ceilings, enormous windows, and original maple floor make the 1,200-square-foot space perfect for displaying the pair’s sculptural furniture and lighting devices, primarily in steel and glass and available in a limited palette of finishes that gives the collection an appealingly coherent aesthetic.
Both trained architects (and with additional backgrounds in industrial design and fashion), Kakon and Richler started designing custom pieces for their own projects about 2004 and in 2012 began to offer their work to architects and interior designers. The range of furniture forms now more widely available through the new showroom includes a variety of tables and seating. The newest line of lighting, called Harlow, comprises geometric bursts of glass and metal in a variety of sizes. Most popular is the Welles lighting series, which can be had as single units or in multiples welded together (above). It’s really lighting as sculpture—especially since each individual unit weighs five pounds. gabriel-scott.com