October 26, 2017
BLACKBARN Shop, Cafe, & Bar is Coming to Chelsea Market this Fall!
Interior designer Mark Zeff, his wife Kristen, and celebrity Chef John Doherty have pooled their talents and expertise and are set to open the flagship BLACKBARN shop, cafe & bar on the ground floor of Chelsea Market this fall!
by New York Spaces
One of the many reasons we love New York is the constant eye candy! Every day incredible new shops, restaurants, and design projects sprout up. And this fall is no exception. Interior designer Mark Zeff, his wife Kristen, and celebrity Chef John Doherty have pooled their talents and expertise and are set to open the flagship BLACKBARN shop, cafe & bar on the ground floor of Chelsea Market. We're imagining a place where food and design cohabitate and meld together in the most pleasant of ways. Who doesn't love perusing homewares and accessories while having the option of resting their weary feet in a cafe & bar?
The BLACKBARN lifestyle brand represents a blend of industrial, artful, refined, and understated sensibilities. It redefines luxury, from creating bespoke homes for those who desire unconventional simplicity to combining farm vernacular with elegant style in a carefully curated group of objects. The brand's ethos and aesthetic come to life in a DUMBO, Brooklyn shop, filled with hand-selected furniture and homeware pieces, custom-designed and sourced from around the world; it takes an additional dimension at New York City's Black Barn Restaurant where seasonal, rustic fare meets a modern farmhouse atmosphere.
The most recent development, BLACKBARN Chelsea Market shop, cafe & bar, is set to open in late Fall 2017, and will change the way New Yorkers dine and shop for home goods by uniting hospitality and retail, in a homewares and accessories shop with a café & bar, to create the total brand experience.
Mark Zeff, founder of the world-renowned and namesake design firm MARKZEFF, is a lifestyle thought leader for hotel design, architecture, residential and restaurant design, and home furnishings inspired by extensive globe-trotting. A native of South Africa, Mark has numerous ongoing residential projects as well as hospitality projects for Virgin Hotels, Canopy by Hilton, Kimpton and others. Mark, with his wife Kristen, is also the visionary behind BLACKBARN, a lifestyle brand that embodies living with ease, sumptuous beauty, and style simultaneously, first realized in the design of his Hamptons home. For more information, please visit www.blackbarnshop.com.
Kristen Zeff is native North Carolinian and a graduate of the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Following a stint at the Parson's School of Design, Kristen worked as a management consultant for both Deloitte and Accenture and served numerous Fortune 500 clients. Kristen left the corporate world in 2015 to start BLACKBARN with Mark and brings a feminine perspective to the brand. For more information, please visit www.blackbarnshop.com.
Chef John Doherty comes with an impressive background which includes a 30-year legacy at the Waldorf Astoria, 23 of those years serving as the Executive Chef and running the four hotel restaurants, as well as their catering and room service offerings. Throughout the years, he has cooked for more kings, presidents, and heads of state than any other chef.
He authored The Waldorf-Astoria Cookbook, and received the prestigious James Beard Silver Spoon Award, an Honorary Doctorate from Johnson and Wales University, and an Honorary Masters Degree from the Culinary Institute of America. He founded the Heavenly Harvest Foundation to create nutritious and quality meals for those in need. Currently, he's the Chef- Owner of Black Barn Restaurant, an American restaurant serving local, artisanal food, in the comfort of a space reminiscent of a modern barn where seasonal, rustic fare meets a farmhouse atmosphere. The interior was designed by Mark Zeff which was inspired by his barn-like home in the Hamptons. For more information, please visit www.blackbarnrestaurant.com.
Since it opened its doors to the public in 1996, Chelsea Market has been the insider's resource for artisanal goods in Manhattan. Chelsea Market is an authentic destination for culinary connoisseurs, chefs and local residents. Serving as the bridge between two iconic Manhattan neighborhoods, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market continues its commitment to the artisanal marketplace and craft manufacturing, and to the community that surrounds it. For more information, visit www.chelseamarket.com
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