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Blast from the Past: Inside Niche

In honor of our 11th Anniversary, here’s a blast from the past! We’ve compiled a few before-and-after images of our factory here in Beacon, New York. The times have changed, but the use stays the same: crafting handmade products in New York state!

Before & After at Niche

Then & Now: The facade of the Niche factory and warehouse.

Constructed in 1911, this building once housed the Green Fan Company who produced enormous fans for various industries in the United States and abroad. The company was also known for working towards controlling air pollution during the 1970s until they disbanded.

Before & After: An inside look at the Hot Shop

Then & Now: Interior of the Niche hot shop.

Later, the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry moved into the site. The foundry worked alongside world-renowned artists; transforming concepts, models, and digital files, into large-scale works of art in bronze, steel, iron, and other precious metals. Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry now continues its operations nearby in Rock Tavern, New York.

Before & After: Inside the Warehouse

Then & Now: Inside the Niche warehouse where we host our bi-annual Factory Sale, and finalize and pack orders daily.

Empty for about 5 years, in 2011, our Creative Director, Jeremy, saw the old factory building as a perfect fit for the Niche glass studio! What was once dirt floors and boarded up windows is now a functional work environment flooded with natural light. Niche has certainly cleaned up the place and is happy to call it our own!  Each step of the glass process happens right here in our facility, and we couldn’t be prouder! This year, to celebrate 11 years of handmade design, we are giving away one of our glass pendants to a lucky Instagram Follower. View the official contest rules to find out more on how to enter!

An Outdoor Pursuit Inside a Manhattan Townhouse

Kati Curtis Design is a New York City interior design firm specializing in crafting “visual stories” in both residential and commercial spaces. Kati and her team aim to create signature surroundings that fully express their clients’ personalities and backgrounds. The firm’s broad knowledge of classic design paired with the individuality of each project has led to their success and have helped garnered a reputation for designing extraordinary interiors. A perfect example is the design of this West Village townhouse – it truly captures the essence of the great outdoors, despite being cooped up in Manhattan!

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Neutral tones take precedent in the design, creating warmth and comfort throughout the entire home. The modern, exposed fireplace paired with the natural wooden coffee table illustrate an intimate indoor campfire setting.

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Large windows might seem daunting in New York City, but the organic decor of this bedroom pairs perfectly with the foliage seen outside, unifying the two.

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The kitchen gathering area sports angular wooden chairs, and two of Niche’s Chocolate Stamen pendants, furthering the rustic contemporary personality of both the interior and the pursuits of its inhabitants.

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A unique backsplash design, a close-up of a map, creates an intriguing focus behind the white countertops and cabinetry.

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Love how our Stamen pendants look in this space? You could win one of your own! From now until Sunday, January 18th, participate in our Instagram contest to win a FREE pendant! Find out more here.

Celebrating 11 years of design

Follow. Repost. Tag. Win.

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This year we are celebrating our 11th Anniversary, can you believe it!? To mark the occasion we are giving away one of our New York made pendants to one lucky Instagram Follower. All you have to do to enter is follow @nichemodern on Instagram, repost any one of our “win” images and tag it with @nichemodern and #iheartniche. Simple right? The contest begins on Sunday January 11th. Don’t forget to check your Instagram feed to enter! We’ll announce the winner on January 19th, 2015.

 

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 Step one is easy! Open your Instagram app and follow @nichemodern. If you’re not on Instagram, search for and download the free app to your mobile phone or tablet. Setting up your account is a breeze!

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Now that you are following @nichemodern on Instagram you’ll see images like the one shown above in our feed on a daily basis. Take a screen shot of our image and repost the photo to your Instagram feed.

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Be sure to use #iheartniche in your caption and tag @nichemodern in your image. That’s it, you’re all done! You’ll have one full week to enter. Don’t miss out on your chance to win your very own Niche Pendant!

Constellation by Melissa McGill

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Today in the Niche Hot Shop we’re producing Mini Orbs for artist Melissa McGill in collaboration for her Constellation Project. This site-specific work will be installed on an abandoned island in the Hudson River. Once installed our glass globes will be part of a large-scale light-based artwork which will be visible from several points on both sides of the river. We’re excited to be a part of this public artwork! Melissa was on site today with her team to document the process, and we documented the documenting!

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Find out more about Constellation here and watch the video below!

Here Comes 2015!

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Niche wishes you a happy and healthy 2015!

Season’s Greetings!

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From all of us at Niche, to all of you, happy holidays! May your days be merry and bright!