New Kid on the Block: Thomas Hayes Studio + Cipra

After becoming established as a dealer of vintage furniture, Thomas Hayes started his own line. “It’s inspired by his experience with midcentury modern and his love of Brazilian design,” says Rebecca Hayes, his niece, who is overseeing the new Thomas Hayes Studio + Cipra showroom/gallery on Hudson Street. All of the furniture is made by hand in Hollywood, where Hayes has a 6,500-foot showroom and an adjacent workspace, and the pieces are highly customizable—not just the materials and finishes, but the designs themselves. He also collaborates with other makers; the clay light fixtures currently on view in Tribeca came about after Hayes discovered the ceramics of Caitlin Deane in Joshua Tree, Calif., and they developed a lighting line together.

Those lights aside, the smaller objects and contemporary art—which should be installed tomorrow—will generally come from Hayes’s partner on Hudson Street, gallerist Rick Cipra. (He also has a gallery inside Hayes’s Hollywood showroom.) Of special note is the articulated giraffe by Andrew Chase; the head, pictured here, will soon take its rightful place atop the body. See it for yourself at the open house that Thomas Hayes Studio + Cipra is hosting this Thursday (October 5) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thomas Hayes Studio + Cipra is at 51 Hudson (between Jay and Duane), 646-434-2583,,

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1 Comment

  1. Beautiful. Welcome to the neighborhood.