Grant Davis Thompson Inc. has spent the last three years transforming nondescript New York interiors into unique spaces by using recycled and reclaimed materials. One of the young company’s most recent projects created a luxurious kitchen in the East Village - complete with tons of storage - out of salvaged wood. From reclaimed tiles to vintage fixtures, the perfectly usable components are sourced from businesses in the area, supporting local economy as well as the environment.
GDT’s East Village kitchen project combines the use of sustainable and salvaged materials with efficient design. Storage is maximized by creating spaces to both display and store – making dishes and glassware part of the décor, and the kitchen does double duty as both a place to prepare good and a bar-like gathering area. The countertop and cabinets were made from historic wood salvaged from New York buildings, adding a bit of local history into the client’s home. Furthering this historical flavor, GDT decided to reuse a vintage 1950s stove and 1930s sink, that were found in a Manhattan building. The kitchen is compact, stylish and environmentally sound.
Not limited to kitchens, GDT is also responsible for the casket-factory-turned-bar, Pine Box, which Inhabitat visted last year. The space is known for its cozy wooden interior and vegan Bloody Marys. Whether the project is a kitchen, commercial space or apartment interior, GDT uses their commitment to being environmentally friendly as a driving force in design, rather than a limitation.