Humble materials lend homely warmth to New York’s Fulgurances, Laundromat, which plans to introduce up-and-coming young chefs to the city via a series of residencies.
The space’s former life as a laundromat is still very much on display at the Brooklyn restaurant, which is located on Franklin Street. Design studio re-ad.d retained many of the building’s existing elements, including its textured tin ceiling and well-worn brick walls. Outside, the original laundromat signage remains.
Updates to the interiors come in the form of glossy new tiles by Atelier Zelij and vintage chandeliers. Mismatched wooden dining furniture adds an extra lived-in feel to Laundromat.
The New York restaurant – which also has an outpost in Paris – will host a series of promising young international chefs, who have yet to open their own kitchens. First up is Victoria Blamey, who has planned a five-course tasting menu made up of seasonal ingredients from New York state.