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JB Cutting Visits the Big Apple


Empire State Building

JB Cutting recently had the opportunity to visit a few high-end design showrooms in the NYC area and thought we’d share some photos and a recap of our visit.  After taking a train from the New York suburbs, we ended up at Grand Central Terminal.

We walked approximately 10 blocks to the NYDC (New York Design Center) to see two showrooms: transFORM Home (located on the 7th floor) and Bakes & Kropp (located on the 4th floor).  At transFORM, we saw a few of our 3DL components in action!  We received an excellent tour from Sally, who is very warm and friendly.  Words fail to describe their showroom; you really have to see it to believe it.

Slab Fronts in Beachwood


Champagne, anyone?Entertainment Center

Even though JBC products were not featured on this entertainment center, it’s too cool not to show!

Our next stop was Bakes & Kropp where they specialize in creating luxury interiors through the art of fine cabinetry. The design team, led by Robert Bakes, has created some incredible designs in a very sophisticated style. Paul Kropp oversees their production team and his mission is to craft the finest cabinetry available. Paul’s production facility is located near JB Cutting and Paul leases extra space in one of our buildings.  We think you’ll agree, Bakes & Kropp is a must see if you are in NYC.

BK_Showroom1BK_Showroom2 BK_Showroom4Bakes & Kropp

The last stop on our whirlwind tour was the Häfele Showroom on East 26th across from Madison Square Park.  Recognized by the Institute of Store Planners as the Manufacturer’s Showroom of the year, Häfele’s New York Showroom is a destination for architects, interior designers and anyone in the woodworking industry. You are welcome to stop by and have an espresso while exploring their hardware solutions.  Check out the large walk-in closet display in Milk Chocolate; it features JBC’s doors and drawer fronts (designed by transFORM Home).


As we walked back to Grand Central Terminal to catch our train back to the suburbs, we let the hustle and bustle of the city wash over us while admiring the unique brownstones. On the way out of the city, the sunset skyline made for an excellent picture to remember the day.

NYC Skyline

As far as we are concerned, the trip to the Big Apple was way too short and we can’t wait for the opportunity to return!  Thank you so much transFORM, Bakes & Kropp and Häfele for your hospitality.

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