Manufacturing and design company Egg collective signed a 16,000 square foot lease at Brooklyn Navy Garden, learned Commercial Observer.
The company, founded by an all-female team, specializes in handcrafted furniture, objects and lighting and will join other manufacturing companies in the Navy Yard. Building 5 after moving from its current facility to City of industry, the Brooklyn Shipyard Development Corporation (BNYDC) announced.
“Supporting emerging companies like Egg Collective which generate a positive local economic impact, is the mission of the Yard” Johanna greenbaum, BNYDC’s director of development, said. “As a woman-owned company that also prioritizes sustainable production and harnessing local talent, Egg Collective is at the forefront of urban interior design and will continue to thrive as a innovative manufacturer of articles for the home in its enlarged space. ”
BNYDC and Egg Collective both handled the transaction internally. The requested rent was not disclosed, but the lease means the manufacturing company will triple the size of its footprint.
Egg Collective will use the additional space to invest in more machines, increase production and hire more employees while continuing to operate its 2,000 square foot showroom in 151 Hudson Street in Tribeca.
“Our new home at Navy Yard allows us to maintain and expand two essential components of our business ethics: local manufacturing and working with innovative contractors to produce our line of furniture.” Stephanie beamer, co-founder of Egg Collective, said. “New York City has been our home for over a decade, so we’re excited to be able to grow as a business here while continuing to work with small businesses to support the local economy. “
Founded in 2011 by Beamer, Crystal Ellis and Hillary Petrie, Egg Collective creates original furniture with unique designs made primarily from wood, leather, metal and glass.
The lease comes as BNYDC completes a $ 1 billion expansion, the largest of its kind for the facility since World War II, which includes a refurbishment of Building 77.
Renters at Navy Yards include Nanotronics, Green manufacturing center and Steiner Studios, the largest film and television production studio outside of Hollywood in the United States.
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