Kinfolk Studios Brooklyn is something of a different animal at night than during the day – not like your alpha-male, three-piece suit wearing boss who goes home at the end of the day and puts on a gimp suit, but perhaps more like one who puts on an apron and makes dinner for his family.
During the day, the premises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, operates as an exhibition and performance space, benefiting from light that floods in from a two-storey atrium frontage. The industrial-look, inspired by the neighbouring factories, continues inside with salvaged materials from the re-purposed workshops providing much of the interior fixtures and fittings. Come the end of the working day out steps Scandinavian restaurant Aska, meaning “growth from the ashes”, doing dinner and drinks from 6pm to 10pm every day and using a dining space at the rear of the property. A 23-foot black walnut bar acts as a spine for the space and connects the two elements of the venue.