Furniture Designer/Builder Sets Up Shop Near Eastern Market
by Larry Janezich
“septcarrés septième rue” (Seven Squares Seventh Street) has opened up at 323 7th Street, a few doors down from Eastern Market, in the former location of Monkey’s Uncle. CHC first reported on the proposed brainchild of restaurateur Ari Gejdenson in August of 2014, here: http://bit.ly/1UaYSX4
The company is whimsically named “septcarrés” and the Seventh Street showroom represents a step forward in a bid to become an even more significant player in the city’s design culture.
Criston Mize, the creative director of the custom furniture design and construction outlet, says on the firm’s website that their goal is to connect creativity with the construction process – not just furniture, and commercial interiors but in residential construction as well. He emphasized to CHC that septcarrés is a nine member team of designers, craftsmen, and artists based in the company’s workshop in Deanwood.
The firm has worked on many of Capitol Hill’s (and DC’s) hottest new food and drink venues, handling the complete design and interior builds on some of them. Their project list includes: Maketto, Dolcezza – City Center, Bad Saint, Honeycomb Grocer – Union Market, Denson Liquor Bar, Sotto, Room 11 – Coffee Shop, Petworth Citizen, Crane & Turtle, Toki Underground, Harold Black, and Ghibellina. Several of the outlets are owned by Acqua al Due owner Gejdenson.
septcarrés is currently building an addition to a Capitol Hill townhome, but has not been authorized to talk about location or other details.
The hours for the showroom “vary” Monday – Friday but are a firm 10:00am until 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
More information can be found here: www.septcarres.com