ISSUE 29  |  Summer Breeze

Steal This Look: Mile End Delicatessen in Brooklyn

July 20, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Francesca Connolly

Wandering around Brooklyn earlier this summer, Julie and I stopped in at the Mile End Delicatessen in Boerum Hill, a newish deli owned by Rachel and Noah Cohen that already has a cult following among the food cogniscenti of New York. Housed in what was once a vacant garage, the interior space was designed in collaboration with William Mowat of Associated Fabrication. The counter, tables, and benches are made from salvaged wood from a bowling alley, and the stools are from a 1929 Woolworth counter. We found a few ideas to steal: the white Thonet bentwood coat hanger paired with black scissor-arm pharmacy lamps, for instance (see below).

Above: Rubber straps keep wine bottles in place.

Above: The porcelain Alabax Pendant from Schoolhouse Electric is available in black or white and costs $169.

Above: The handmade Thonet P 141/3 Bentwood Coat Hanger is a licensed reproduction of the original designed by Michael Thonet more than 100 years ago. The hook is available in 11 colors, including two natural wood finishes, for $99 (including shipping) from Bauhaus 2 Your House. Also available as a Single Hook Model for $89.

Above: Robert Abbey's Bruno Collection Scissor Arm Pharmacy Wall Light is $154 at Lumens.