This constructivist looking graphic was a gift from the Chinese artist David Diao, but the 10-foot metal gate whose corner is captured beside it is rather interesting: Grajales found it in the basement. “It’s original to the building, so I took it upstairs and put it up,” she says. “We had a client in Seattle who wanted to buy it from us, and I was like ‘No, I can’t sell my gate!’ It belongs to this building. I think a lot of these cast-iron buildings were done by John Butler Snook. If you walk around Soho you notice a lot of them have this kind of gate in the front. When I saw it in the basement I thought, that will create a nice little divider. It really works.”
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This constructivist looking graphic was a gift from the Chinese artist David Diao, but the 10-foot metal gate whose corner is captured beside it is rather interesting: Grajales found it in the basement. “It’s original to the building, so I took it upstairs and put it up,” she says. “We had a client in Seattle who wanted to buy it from us, and I was like ‘No, I can’t sell my gate!’ It belongs to this building. I think a lot of these cast-iron buildings were done by John Butler Snook. If you walk around Soho you notice a lot of them have this kind of gate in the front. When I saw it in the basement I thought, that will create a nice little divider. It really works.”