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Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn

May 16, 2012

I’m headed to Brooklyn in a few weeks and am fortunate to be staying at the recently opened Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. The building was originally built in 1901 as a barrel and cask cooperage, and has maintained its industrial character in the recent transformation to hotel.

Some of the things I like about the renovation:

Pine wood from the original ceilings was repurposed to build the beds and desks, which were crafted in a studio just down the street from the hotel by Dave Hollier.

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The exterior 50-foot “hotel” sign, by Tom Fruin, was built from found signage, pieces of which were found all over New York including construction dumpsters, on the side of the street, from the demolition of a pizza deli in DUMBO to a paper supply warehouse. Check out more of the process (hand welding, how the 50′ sign was installed…) here.

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I also love the wallpaper which was designed by Dan Funderburgh, a Brooklyn-based artist with a background in illustration who collaborated with Flavor Paper to produce the three designs seen throughout the hotel:

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