Bakes & Kropp’s New Showroom in the A&D Building

Published: May 13, 2024

Every design firm yearns for retail real estate in New York City, and Bakes & Kropp has gotten its wish with a new showroom in the esteemed A&D Building in Manhattan. The new location is double the size of the former space and offers a lot of energy.

Above photo: Upon entry, visitors are welcomed into Bakes & Kropp’s signature soft modern kitchen.

“The A&D building is a hub for everything kitchen-related in New York City and beyond, and our move is an exciting step forward, as it aligns perfectly with our vision to create exceptional spaces for our clients,” said Bakes & Kropp co-founder Paul Kropp. “The space provides the ideal platform to showcase our expertise and serve as an inspiring hub for designers and homeowners alike.”

Bakes & Kropp classic kitchen

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This classic kitchen display highlights the earliest concept synonymous with the Bakes & Kropp brand.

Bakes & Kropp’s New Showroom Layout

There are nine displays in the new space that illustrate and guide visitors through the range of Bakes & Kropp’s offerings in a circular flow. The floor plan starts with the brand’s classic style, then moves to a transitional kitchen that combines classic and contemporary elements and then to a soft, modern kitchen. In addition to the kitchen displays, the new showroom also features a butler’s pantry, dressing area, conference room/library concept and a primary vanity.

Bakes & Kropp's new showroom transitional kitchen

“The displays are intended to provide a ‘starting point’ for clients to identify their wants, needs and preferred sensibilities while demonstrating the full potential of a Bakes & Kropp kitchen,” said Bob Bakes, co-founder & head of design of Bakes & Kropp. “As customers are guided through the medley of styles and offerings, they can work with a designer to curate their dream space by referencing and interacting with the displays in an immersive experience.”

One challenge the design team overcame was working with raw concrete floors and unfinished walls and ceilings.

Working in NYC always presents challenges logistically, but the team did a wonderful job overcoming these,” said Bakes.

Sources: Appliances: Fisher and Paykel, JennAir, Sub-Zero & Wolf; Cabinets: Bakes & Kropp; Countertops: Nash; Faucets/Fittings: Ferguson; Flooring: Floor and Décor; Hardware: Armac Matin; Lighting: Visual Comfort; Sinks & Tubs: Delta, Rohl & Ruvati

Photo credit: Bakes & Kropp

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