Photography: Sean Davidson

The steps of classic New York brownstone buildings were a major inspiration for Daughter’s seating, which mimics the feeling of being casually perched on a stoop.

They might look like stone, but the unusual furniture is actually made from plywood covered with concrete and sand – a technique that took designer Christopher Al-Jumah months to perfect.

Photography: Sean Davidson

Plants in terracotta pots also help recreate the feeling of being sat outside one of the iconic houses – plenty of which are found in the nearby Brooklyn neighbourhood.

The rest of the Brooklyn cafe flows around the seating, with a curved serving counter covered in the same faux-brownstone concrete, and exposed brick walls providing the backdrop. A bright yellow ceiling, and orb-like pendants and wall lights, all help introduce some warmth.

Plants in terracotta pots also help recreate the feeling of being sat outside one of the iconic houses - plenty of which are found in the nearby Brooklyn neighbourhood
Photography: Sean Davidson

Daughter is intended as a community space, and plans to support the area by donating 10 per cent of its profits to Ancient Song Doula – an organisation that offers doula services to women of colour and low-income families, and also hopes to eliminate infant mortality and maternal morbidity rate with its work.

1090 St Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY

Stepped seating mimics the iconic stoops of the city's Brownstones
Photography: Sean Davidson
Daughter is intended as a community space, and plans to support the area by donating 10 per cent of its profits to Ancient Song Doula
Photography: Sean Davidson

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