In Common With opens Quarters showroom and hospitality venue in Tribeca

Quarters by In Common With

New York lighting brand In Common With has opened a multi-functional space in a 19th-century Tribeca loft in time for NYCxDesign, and will host a shoppable experience and a variety of events during the festival and beyond.

In Common With founders Felicia Hung and Nick Ozemba renovated the 8,000-square-foot (473-square-metre) space on the second floor of a historic building on Broadway as a venue to host events and showcase installations and collections both by themselves and others.

Wine bar at Quarters
Designed with a residential feel, the Quarters venue includes a wine bar for hosting events

“A marriage of warmth and grandeur, whimsy and irreverence, Quarters is both a concept store and community gathering space,” said the duo.

“Inspired by Tribeca’s rich artistic history – and by the participatory spirit of 1960s ad hoc art spaces – Quarters shifts between the expected and the altogether disarming, a curated space and one that’s improvisational and alive.”

Living room at Quarters
Quarters is divided into multiple interconnected spaces, including one styled as a living room

Designed and styled to have a residential feel, the venue unfolds through various interconnected rooms, including a bar, lounge, library and great room.

Each features richly hued decor and is populated with artful vintage and contemporary designs, the majority of which are shoppable.

Living room at Quarters
The majority of the design products on show are available to buy

There’s also bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and powder rooms that feature dramatic marble sinks and are lined with handmade tiles.

Other highlights include large tapestries hung on the walls, built-in burl wood storage that matches a counter base in a foyer, and the bar area that’s framed with a fresco by artist Claudio Bonuglia.

Living room at Quarters with different furniture
The furniture, lighting and artwork presented in the space – by In Common With and many of their collaborators – will change frequently

“Quarters is more than a retail concept; it’s a platform for showcasing our unique view on domesticity and hospitality and sharing our creative vision with a broader audience,” said Ozemba.

“It represents our imagination, values, and ambitions in a tangible form, and it’s an open invitation for others to find inspiration within our world.”

Foyer with a central table and a floral chandelier above
In Common With’s lighting collections including Flora, designed by Sophie Lou Jacobsen, are dispersed throughout

Since starting In Common With six years ago, Hung and Ozemba have collaborated on lighting collections with designers including Sophie Lou Jacobsen, Danny Kaplan and Simone Bodmer-Turner.

All of these are represented throughout the different rooms, in pendant, floor, table and chandelier variations and multiple colourways.

Bedroom at Quarters
The various spaces, including bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining room, are all decorated with a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture

The launch of Quarters also coincides with In Common With’s debut collection of wooden furniture, which features hand-painted trompe l’oeil surfaces and customisable inlaid ceramics created with artist Shane Gabier.

Other new pieces on view include glass lighting and objects with hand-cut graphic patterns, and a three-piece series of hand-embroidered fabric lighting fixtures.

Living room set-up at In Common With's showroom


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Hung and Ozemba plan to use the space as a platform for their fellow designers and artists, as well as their own work, and to entertain their peers with wine evenings and dinners.

The displays will be updated to present new projects and collections, and to reflect In Common With’s fluid approach to collaborative design.

Marble counter with a burl wood base in a foyer area
Highlights include a marble counter with a burl wood base in a foyer area

“By welcoming others and fostering our artistic community, [Quarters] will continue to evolve in new and exciting ways,” said Hung.

“With each new perspective and collaboration, Quarters will transform again and again, pushing the boundaries of design, expression, and creative connection.”

Bathroom vanity in front of green handmade tiles
Bathrooms and powder rooms feature handmade tiles

Quarters launched just in time for NYCxDesign, New York’s annual design festival, and is hosting a variety of events over the course of the month. Check out Dezeen’s NYCxDesign highlights and all of the events we’re hosting.

In Common With previously opened a studio, showroom and production facility inside a Brooklyn warehouse in 2022.

The photography is by William Jess Laird.

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