(English) Jun Aizaki interview on The Denim Daily
(English) Jun Aizaki interview on The Denim Daily

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(English) Beyond at Liberty View
(English) Beyond at Liberty View

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(English) The Maven Hotel on The Denver Post
(English) The Maven Hotel on The Denver Post

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(English) Jun Aizaki interview on Architonic
(English) Jun Aizaki interview on Architonic

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(English) The Dairy Block Opening on Eater Denver
(English) The Dairy Block Opening on Eater Denver

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(English) Special Edition Indigo Exchange Chairs on Dezeen
(English) Special Edition Indigo Exchange Chairs on Dezeen

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(English) Shop design for TAGS featured on ID Magazine
(English) Shop design for TAGS featured on ID Magazine

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CRÈME on Architectural Digest
CRÈME on Architectural Digest

Our studio was featured as part of Architectural Digest’s 4 Restaurant Designers to Know:

Williamsburg-based Crème has designed some of the most intriguing restaurants in New York City—L’Amico (shown), RedFarm, Irvington, and Marc Forgione, to name a few. “When we design a restaurant, we feel we are telling a story, which is much stronger when each layer has the same thread—whether it’s lighting, landscaping, or graphic design for menus and business cards,” says Aizaki. “Every layer helps tell the same story.” The studio’s latest projects include the renovation of the historic Miami property the Greystone Hotel, and the transformation of a neglected Denver alleyway into a space for alfresco dining, public art, and studios for local artisans. “We saw a city block and breathed life and soul into it,” says Crème design director Jose Achi.

Check out the full article here

The Wonder 500 exhibit design in All About Japan
The Wonder 500 exhibit design in All About Japan

CREME’s display design for The Wonder 500 Exhibit is featured in this month’s All About Japan.

Click here to read the full article

L’Amico featured in Architectural Digest’s 12 Most Stylish Restaurants in New York City
L’Amico featured in Architectural Digest’s 12 Most Stylish Restaurants in New York City

L’Amico restaurant designed by CRÈME featured in Architectural Digest’s 12 Most Stylish Restaurants in New York City.

Check out the feature here

Mr Purple on NBC News
Mr Purple on NBC News

Mr Purple featured on Winter Rooftops on NBC New York. Click here to check it out!

L’Amico reviewed in Time Out New York
L’Amico reviewed in Time Out New York

L’Amico was featured and reviewed in this week’s Time Out New York.

Check out the full review here

Eventi Hotel featured in Hospitality Design
Eventi Hotel featured in Hospitality Design

Hospitality Design Magazine features Crème’s work at Eventi – A Kimpton Hotel:

Headed by Brooklyn-based design firm Crème Design, the project includes a new black steel façade, living room lobby concept, and upgraded F&B options led by James Beard Award nominee Laurent Tourondel and Michelin-starred George Mendes.

Check out the full article here

 

Mr Purple featured on Thillist
Mr Purple featured on Thillist

One of our most recently opened projects, Mr. Purple, is featured on Trillist as part of their NYC’s Best Restaurant and Bar Openings in November. Read the full article here

Restaurant & Bar Design: Editor’s Pics
Restaurant & Bar Design: Editor’s Pics

Irvington, Barrel and Bushel, Community Smith and Lupulo are featured on Restaurant & Bar Design as part of the Editor’s Pics section. View the feature here 

Hospitality Design Back Space: Jun Aizaki
Hospitality Design Back Space: Jun Aizaki

Creme founder Jun Aizaki talks food and restaurant design in this month’s Hospitality Design Backspace article. Read the full article here.

The opening of Mr Purple featured in Hospitality Design
The opening of Mr Purple featured in Hospitality Design

Mr Purple opening featured in Hospitality Design Magazine:

Brooklyn, New York-based Crème Design has completed the Mr. Purple rooftop bar and restaurant for the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York.

 Located on the hotel’s 15th floor, the indoor-outdoor F&B outlet is the Gerber Group’s first downtown property and nods to the neighborhood with locally inspired dishes, loft-like interiors, and a creative concept based on Mr. Purple—a fictitious local artist who is a mysterious and free-spirited loner.

Click here to read the full article

L’Amico featured in Architectural Digest
L’Amico featured in Architectural Digest

The recently opened L’Amico restaurant is featured in the November 2015 print issue of Architectural Digest.

“An open kitchen is the heart of the 2,300-square-foot space, which has a mod-meets-farmhouse vibe- lots of reclaimed wood and graphic tile flooring-courtesy of Brooklyn design firm Crème.” 

Lupulo featured in Interior Design
Lupulo featured in Interior Design

Our design for Lupulo is featured in Interior Design Magazine as one of the 12 NYC Restaurants that serve up Hot Design.

Check out the full feature and more images on Interior Design.

L’Amico reviewed on the Gothamist
L’Amico reviewed on the Gothamist

Read the full review at the Gothamist

Eventi Lobby
Eventi Lobby

Check out our various designed spaces at the Eventi Hotel in New York City’s Chelsea district.

Eventi hotel website

L’Amico Opens
L’Amico Opens

L’Amico, our newly designed Italian restaurant at the Eventi Hotel has just opened.

Visit L’Amico

Jack Erwin Feature on Cool Hunting
Jack Erwin Feature on Cool Hunting

We are super excited to have our latest retail project featured on Cool Hunting!

Jack Erwin Cool Hunting Feature

Lupulo reviewed in New York Times
Lupulo reviewed in New York Times

Lupulo, Crème’s latest collaboration with Chef George Mendes, gets reviewed by the New York Times.

Read Lupulo’s NY Times restaurant review here

Reunion on the New York Magazine
Reunion on the New York Magazine

“An interactive wall features cubbies full of knickknacks (an old radio, antique scale, a birdcage, etc.) and toys and games for kids. A full chalkboard wall displays the menu of breakfast, salads, the soup of the day, and sandwiches on fresh Balthazar bread.”

Visit the New York Magazine website to read the full review

Alta Linea at the High Line Hotel opens
Alta Linea at the High Line Hotel opens

We were so excited to be involved in the branding of the new pop-up restaurant at the High Line Hotel – Alta Linea. Crème designed the identity including brand manual, logos, menus and coasters. The space is open for the summer, we hope you visit!

Alta Linea website

Irvington, a farm-to-table restaurant, lands in the W New York
Irvington, a farm-to-table restaurant, lands in the W New York

Irvington, our latest project with the W Hotel and Gerber Group, was profiled for New York Spacer mag.

“The restaurant’s design, taken on by the Brooklyn-based, yet internationally known design firm, Crème, infuses the space with a cozy, inviting ambiance. Organic elements such as wood and leather commingle with blackened metal and glass—providing an industrial yet warm palette that reflects a farm-to-table approach. An open kitchen with views of the brick oven, rotisserie, and culinary suite are a welcome trend the design firm played up to full tilt. You can watch the restaurant’s signature flatbread pizzas go from oven to mouth.”

Click here to read the full Irvington feature

Metropolis feature on Jun Aizaki “Just Getting Started”
Metropolis feature on Jun Aizaki “Just Getting Started”

Our founder Jun Aizaki was recently profiled for Metropolis Mag in a feature titled “Just Getting Started”.

Jun Aizaki is a young man in a hurry. “He’s made amazing, amazing progress in, really, no time,” marvels Diego Gronda, the creative director of Rockwell Group Europe. This is an understatement. Since starting at Rockwell’s New York office in 1998, two years out of Pratt Institute’s architecture program, the now-38-year-old Aizaki has designed more than 20 restaurants, first at Rockwell, then through his own Williamsburg, Brooklyn–based firm Crème Design, as well as retail spaces in his native Japan and several residential projects. “Seventy-five percent of it all in the last five years,” Aizaki declares.

Read the full article on the Metropolis website

Culintro feature
Culintro feature

Jun Aizaki talked to Culintro about Crème’s most recent projects, the studio and working in hospitality design.

Jun Aizaki always knew he wanted to be an architect. After studying at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, he cut his teeth at the Rockwell Group, before starting Crème in 2005. “I always had the idea of having my own studio,” he says. “I always thought the sooner the better. I like to be responsible for my own decisions.”

Read the full article at Culintro

Shopping for Screens with Jun Aizaki – New York Times feature
Shopping for Screens with Jun Aizaki – New York Times feature

Jun Aizaki talks to Tim McKeough from the New York Times about the use of screens as room dividers.

Since he founded Crème Design in 2004, Jun Aizaki has designed dozens of restaurant interiors, including Red Farm and Danji in Manhattan, JG Domestic in Philadelphia, and multiple locations for Distrito. Each space is different, but most share a theme: the use of screens as sculptural room dividers.

“To divide a space, you can use a solid wall or glass partition,” said Mr. Aizaki, 39. “But there are so many different levels of transparency in between those things. You can do a lot with the interplay of what you can and can’t see.”

Read the full article on the New York Times webiste

Red Farm Review
Red Farm Review

Farm-to-table Chinese inspired restaurant on the West Village gets reviewed on Fine Design.

“Bringing in a touch of Asian flavor, Aizaki created open wood-beam structures that not only house the booths, but add valuable storage space above them. Along with actual product cases, fanciful vintage wood crates — more of Schoenfeld’s flea-market finds — double as charming storage bins and add a fun visual element. A similar arrangement of beams, shelving and crates also tops the small brick-faced, four-seat bar at the back of the restaurant.”

Read the full article

Kachina Opens in Denver
Kachina Opens in Denver

“The Kachina concept — reminiscent of “mystical spirit beings of Southwestern Pueblo cosmology that personify the belief that everything in the universe has an interwoven essence and life-force” — combines industrial, rustic, and modern styles (thanks to New York City’s crème design) while adding a tinge of Southwest flare.”

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Feature in Japanese publication “Shotenkenchiku”
Feature in Japanese publication “Shotenkenchiku”

Creme’s work for Journal Standard was featured in Japanese publication Shotenkenchiku