Jeshua Paone Architecture Studio and Kevin Cimini design the refined yet industrial Gair in a 19th-century warehouse

Concrete Collaboration

bar seating at Gair

On the quiet corner of a cobblestone street in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood one can find Gair, a new cocktail bar designed by Jeshua Paone Architecture Studio and Kevin Cimini. It’s housed in a 19th-century warehouse constructed by a young Henry Turner, and this history inspired the designers to sand away accretions to reveal Turner’s original concrete shell.

bar in Gair
A horseshoe-shaped bar is made of scalloped concrete (Amy Barkow)

seating and dining tables
A warm tone softens the industrial design of the interior (Sean Davidson)

built-in banquettes in Gair
Built-in banquettes help to soften the space (Sean Davidson)

The design interventions continue the minimal, industrial presence like a scalloped bar that resembles an Ionic column topped with richly textured marble. Built-in banquettes soften the space with wood seating and curved backrests, resulting in a serene dining room.

the bar is concrete
The concrete bar is topped with Brazilian basalt (Sean Davidson)

lamp on wood table
Exposed materiality continue in the space, even in the lighting on the tables (Sean Davidson)