10 Second Studio Tour: Satomi Kawakita Jewelry

I’ve lived in New York City for going on a decade, but one thing that never ceases to amaze me is just how much is crammed into all of the buildings populating Manhattan. From street level, of course, you’ll see shops and businesses, but that’s only part of the story—brimming through the roof of countless high-rises are treasures just waiting to be discovered. Treasures like the studio of one of our favorite jewelry designers, the wonderful Satomi Kawakita. Nestled within a nondescript building off Canal Street in Downtown Manhattan, Satomi’s stunning studio space is a veritable treasure trove—in more ways than one. A home to her studio, office and showroom, this tiny space packs quite the punch despite its limited floorspace. Satomi was kind enough to let us into her world this week and we couldn’t be more pleased—this peek into her creative process is truly inspiring! Check out our highlights from the tour above and all of the snapshots after the jump! —Max

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Fascinating look at a great work space. I love her jewelry. Thanks for the inside peek.

  2. Nina says:

    I love these studio tours! This one really makes me want to make something!!

  3. Natalia says:

    I love her work! I’ve been stalking her site for awhile. Maybe one day i’ll have the funds to purchase something great from her.

  4. Natalie says:

    her new studio space is so great! she use to work in an even smaller space in union sq. that was “all business” and this new space is such an excellent mirror to her own esthetic. satomi made my engagement ring and mine and my husband’s wedding bands and she and her staff are so wonderful to work with!

  5. Ruby says:

    Great shots of how an artisan really works…as you say, a treasure trove in more ways than one! I think one of the advantages of this kind of space is to be able to control the light…another would be the lack of distractions from outside. Thanks for the photo insight :)

  6. I’m so impressed with this working space! Wish I could dive in one of these benches.
    Congrats for your work :)

  7. Margot says:

    That’s one happy place!

  8. Vivian Lukas says:

    Very interesting. Happy for you Amy. G MA lukas.

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