The Belly of the Beast – Niche Modern is Building a New Glass Studio
Well, we just can’t stop ourselves! After completing a rigorous renovation of a 19th century loft building in 2008 for our Niche Modern headquarters, we began a second renovation in January of the old Tallix factory building. The building dwells conveniently in our backyard here in Beacon, and will soon become the new Niche Modern glass studio. We are aiming to have our new studio operational by the end of June!
We are beginning to document this historic endeavor and you can watch the progress by tuning in regularly through the image below:
As our customers know, Niche Modern supports the highest quality of modern handmade glass lighting as well as the most thoughtful production standards. Our construction project for the new glass studio is no exception. All of the fine folks helping us re-purpose this glorious factory building are local to the Dutchess County community, and most are actually from Beacon proper.
The former Tallix building was first constructed in 1911 and was most recently used as a bronze foundry until roughly 5 years ago when production moved across the Hudson River. When Niche Modern founders Jeremy Pyles and Mary Welch discovered the vacant building in 2007, the seeds for a future glass studio were planted firmly in their hearts. The journey to bring glass production from Brooklyn to Beacon has been strenuous, to say the least, and is not over yet, but we hope you’ll join us from the belly of the beast as we document the manifestation of our dream and move, as always, toward the light!