Inside the Studio: Korina Emmerich

A designer's studio is not just a place to work: it's a space where creative alchemy occurs each and every day. From inspiration boards to collaborative corners where ideas come to life, each designer's studio is a reflection of their unique aesthetic and approach to design—and that's why we are taking you inside the studios of our NJAL designers. Today we take a peek into the stunning workspace of New York City-based designer, Korina Emmerich who is behind the label EMME.


Which city and particular neighborhood is your studio located in?

Park Slope South, Brooklyn, NY

What made you choose this particular space and location?

It's an incredibly multicultural and inspirational neighborhood.

Most favorite and least favorite aspects of the neighborhood?

I love the calm and quite of the neighborhood, however the biggest draw back is the distance to the garment district.


What made you decide to create a fixed base with a physical studio space?

It's always been a number one priority to have a designated work space in order start and stop projects at anytime.

How do you think working in a studio plays a role in the design process?

The monetary reason definitely plays a role. If you're paying for it you better be working for it. Creating that separation between you and the rest of the world is also important. You're creating an environment solely to create within.

Tell us a bit about your space. What are you favorite components?

I'm currently building my own in-house photo studio. I'm really excited about that. I also love my entryway bookshelves.


Where do you feel the most inspired in your space?

The most inspiration I get is actually outside. The ideas come while I'm taking long walks- the workspace is the conduit from the idea to the final outcome.

Bring us through a day in the life while working in the studio.

Always coffee first. It really depends on what I'm working on that day. Patternmaking, sewing, painting, shooting. Every single day is different.

Most unexpected part of the studio?

My dog is always with me.


What’s your creative process like? Has it changed since working in your space?

The creative process is more fulfilling with a work space. Before I had my own space all these ideas would flood in and I wouldn't have the means to finish them, ie roommates in the way, not having an industrial size machine, not having space to build out a photo studio. Now the options are limitless- space will always be an issue, but luckily, I'm creative.

Are there other designers working in this neighborhood?

I've met a lot of artists in the neighborhood. Not too many clothing designers, though.


How did you find the space?


What personal touches did you add to the studio?

I always keep live plants in the studio.