10 Questions With… Anna Karlin

Anna Karlin's new showroom on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Photography by Chris White. 

The Curved Chaise is shown upholstered in a cotton/linen blend. Photography by Chris White. 

For the Dimple Lamp, a carved marble sphere nestles in an impression in the glass light's oviform; the assemblage rests on a brass cube with a hand antiqued finish. Photography by Chris White. 

Glyph features a series of cast bronze, wooden, and metal sculptures suspended off a wall-mounted wooden peg rag and hung above a hand-carved bench. Photography by Chris White. 

Glyph's bench is hand-carved hard maple. Photography by Chris White. 

Karlin designed Glyph to create wonder and curiosity in the hallway, an oft-overlooked domestic space. Photography by Chris White. 

A traditional English country kitchen and Shaker-inspired cabinetry lend warm domestic touches to the showroom. Photography by Chris White. 

Moon Cabinets feature a hollow marble sphere meticulously carved out from a 1.5"-wide opening, a process that takes months to perform. Photography by Chris White. 

Pieces in the Chess series can be used as stools or side tables. Photography by Chris White. 

Small-scale experiments add whimsy to the showroom's seating area. Photography by Chris White. 

Layered Planters, in cold rolled stainless steel with satin black–finished steel bases, come in three different shapes. Photography by Chris White. 

Small Spear Pendant Lights are balanced by a satin black cone light source at one end a handblown matte white glass orb on the other. Photography by Chris White. 

A Large Spear Pendant Light presides over a Layered Dining Table + Dining Stools. Photography by Chris White. 

Karlin researched and recovered archival documents depicting the original storefront, a burned-out print shop, to restore it to its original state over a period of six months. Photography by Chris White. 

The Sun Shade mimics the classic image of women shading their faces in a wide-brimmed hat. Photography by Chris White. 

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