New Kid on the Block: Satomi Kawakita

Jewelry designer Satomi Kawakita founded her line all of four years ago, but she already has a staff of six and a beautiful new studio and showroom on W. Broadway near Canal. It’s 1,200 square feet—six times the size of her previous workshop near Union Square—with metalwork crafted by her husband.

“Organic, delicate, simple,” is how Kawakita describes her aesthetic. “Something you can wear every day.” She works with 18-karat gold, platinum, sterling silver, and diamonds and other precious stones. She doesn’t do custom designs, and while you can shop at the new studio, it’s by appointment only. (You can also buy her jewelry online and at Steven Alan and Catbird.) Visiting the studio, of course, means that you get to browse the entire collection in one place and see the artisans at work.

Why Tribeca? “I like the stores, especially the design stores,” she says. “The neighborhood feels sophisticated and mature.”

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