In honor of her new studio opening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (475 Kent Avenue), Laura Kirar hosted designers and industry friends on her roof for cocktails, Mexican bites, conversation and breathtaking views of the New York City skyline on Wednesday evening.
Richard Frazier and Laura Kirar
Guests mingling on the rooftop
In January, Kirar moved her studio from SoHo to Brooklyn to a loft space, which doubles as her residence with husband Richard Frazier, and her studio space. The studio is used as a creative think tank and home base for all Laura Kirar projects.
Guests admiring Kirar's "corazon" at the new studio—a massive copper locket she designed for the Modern Art Museum of Mexico
Kirar's new Williamsburg studio
The evening began with tours of the studio. "There's more light, more space and more creative people," said Kirar of moving to Brooklyn. "I want to work in an inspiring environment with other creatives and our building is full of amazing artists."
Damon Crain, John Douglas Eason, Laura Kirar
Carl Lana and Nathaniel Galka
After grabbing some snacks and a shot of tequila or two in the studio, guests moved to the rooftop to catch the sunset and mingle with friends. Notable attendees included interior designers John Douglas Eason and Sydney Maag, as well as design blogger Carl Lana, and New York Spaces Magazine editor Jason Kontos.
HL Group's Kara Marmion, Etosha Moh, Evan Rome, Sarah Sassen, Lexi Stuver
Brooks Collier, Dustin O'Neal, Laura Kirar
"Second to my hacienda in Mexico, this new studio is the most inspiring space I've ever worked in," said Kirar. "To be able to see the Williambsburg Bridge, the city, and the change of season all from the studio window is an incredible luxury. The space itself allows for a lot of natural light to shine in on our plentiful wall space. It's the ideal working environment."
Photos and article by Samantha Snowden