Contemporary urban living, timeless old-world craftsmanship.

Rift creates custom-made libraries and built-in cabinetry for New York City.

ROOMS

THE MODERN LIBRARY

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Two walls of modern built-in bookcases, in Farrow & Ball Skimming Stone. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC





THE CLASSIC LIBRARY

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A built-in home library in a 19th century SoHo loft, 30’ long x 10’ tall, tied together with a custom rolling ladder in solid riftsawn white oak. SoHo, Manhattan, NYC

THE OAK AND STEEL LIBRARY

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A 14’ x 14’ floating bookshelf, media and storage cabinetry system, in steel and solid oak, finished in General Finishes Early American stain. As seen in Architectural Digest Spain, Elle Decor, My Domaine, and Harper’s Bazaar. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

THE KITCHEN

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A full custom kitchen in a gut-renovated Brooklyn brownstone, with soapstone countertops and backsplash and inset modern cabinet doors throughout, finished in Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue. Brass hardware by Baldwin. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NYC

THE DINING ROOM

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A full set of built-in dining room cabinets, with inset glass doors, finished in Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray. Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, New York

 

THE MASTER BEDROOM

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Built-in, wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling bookcases, in Benjamin Moore Linen White. Chelsea, NYC

THE MEDIA ROOM

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Two-sided media room with rolling ladder. In quartersawn white oak throughout, matte blackened with General Finishes Black Dye Stain. Installed in Herzog & De Meuron’s “Jenga” building. TriBeCa, Manhattan, NYC

 

THE FLOATING LIBRARY

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True floating shelves, modeled after Donald Judd’s stack sculptures. Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC

 

THE PASSAGEWAY

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Floor-to-ceiling cases wrapped around French doors, leading to a floor-to-ceiling media cabinet in the adjoining room. Finished in Benjamin Moore Super White. Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NYC

 

THE HOME OFFICE

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Three-walled built-in home office. 1.5” thick shelves and Blum push-open doors and drawers throughout. Cases painted in Benjamin Moore Eternity , contrast backs painted in Benjamin Moore Bracken Blue. Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NYC

THE BAR NOOK

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Solid walnut shelves floating above a walnut cabinet with a Carrara marble countertop. Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NYC

THE WINDOW SEAT

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THE WARDROBE

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Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling built-in armoire, with solid maple French panel doors throughout. Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC


THE OFFICE

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A brand new office space for a literary agency (near and dear to our hearts…) in Manhattan’s flower district. Featuring solid riftsawn white oak desks and countertops, built-in bookcase dividers, and a rolling library ladder. Oak finished in Fiddes Hard Wax Oil, bookcases in Benjamin Moore Super White. Branches courtesy of the venerable and continually eccentric US Evergreens Inc.

THE SCHOOL

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A split-level lofted library in a Manhatan pre-school. Custom ladder in solid quartersawn oak. Upper West Side Manhattan

THE DETAILS

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Solid maple dovetail drawers, cut by hand in Brooklyn, finished in Fiddes Hard Wax Oil. Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC