Small, Medium and Large
November 3, 2015
Fort Gansevoort is pleased to present the debut of S, M, L., a creative platform that merges art, artisanship and commerce. S, M, L. will feature a rotation of unique creative talents who will be making and selling their products. Organized by Carolyn Angel and Kat Typaldos, the first group includes custom perfumer Julia Zangrilli, candy maker Maayan Zilberman and natural dyer Cara Marie Piazza for an eight-week long artist residency beginning November 11, 2015.
Each will be located on Fort Gansevoort’s three floors, which have the original S, M, L. bars, remainders of its past incarnation as a dining establishment.
On the second floor S bar, Julia Zangrilli, founder of fragrance brand NOVA, will set up a unisex custom scent bar inspired by the collaborative and entrepreneurial atmosphere surrounding Fort Gansevoort. She will also host astrological fragrance-making workshops and natural raw material classes where attendees will leave with custom eau de parfums.
Maayan Zilberman, founder and designer of candy line Sweet Saba, will be running a sugar crystal shop on the third floor M bar. Maayan is creating an alien library of edible candy and chewing gum inspired by chakra and birthstones that are thought to have healing qualities. During workshops, customers can watch Maayan at her counter making candy from scratch and testing ingredients. This mystical shop will be exclusive for the holidays, offering people a way to restore themselves through fun sweet things just in time for the New Year.
Cara Marie Piazza will curate a color apothecary and natural dye bar at the L bar, on the ground floor. In addition to natural dyes, the apothecary will sell locally grown fresh and dried flowers, earth pigments, barks, spices and clays that customers can use at home. She will also offer a white template capsule collection of men’s and women’s lingerie and accessories customizable to the buyer. Patrons can also take advantage of weekly natural dyeing workshops and a bespoke garment over-dye service.