The Cigar Factory

A series of custom art installations for The Cigar Factory.

Photographs by Lindsey Harris Shorter, interiors by Sarah Hamlin Hastings.

Problem: The Cigar Factory is a high end, mixed-use commercial space that needed a showstopper piece in the lobby (and one in each elevator vestibule) that spoke to the site’s history.

How we solved it: We sourced antique tobacco baskets, and handmade portions of the baskets out of brass using the same traditional method of fabrication. We used custom mounts to suspend each piece, installing one on every floor. The resulting collection is made up of unique art pieces that pay homage to the cultural history of the building and lend an overall cohesion to the space.