Parts and Labor Design – New York City
What We Do
Jeremy Levitt
Danu Kennedy

Our Studio

The studio was established in 2009. It is a creative, full service design firm specializing in hospitality, commercial, retail and residential experiences. The studio is made up of a team of dynamic designers led by Jeremy Levitt and Danu Kennedy. A variety of experience and perspectives has established a unique culture within the studio and ensures thoughtful, purposeful and transformative design with a forward-thinking approach behind every creation. Each project begins with a collaborative immersion and discovery phase into our partner’s and client’s brand and vision. A conceptual narrative drives the design of each space and establishes fundamental touch points within. Considering all elements of the guest experience the studio focuses on integrated programming and functionality paired with highly customized furniture and lighting giving each space a distinct personality and identity that is entirely own-able and unique. Every detail and decision is made in order to create a holistic and tailored experience that aligns with the ethos of our clients and partners.

What We Do

List of Services | Commercial and Residential

Interior Design

Custom Furniture and Lighting Design

Consulting and Strategic Collaborations

Exclusive Commissions

Concept Development

Creative Direction

Brand Strategy

Portfolio and Brand-Building

Art Direction


Jeremy Levitt


Jeremy Levitt was born in Detroit, Michigan. Following his passion of fine arts, design and craftsmanship, he graduated from the College for Creative Studies with a BFA in Industrial Design and Crafts. He relocated to New York City where he worked for a variety of firms including Gaetano Pesce, Donghia and AvroKO as Furniture and Lighting Director. An entrepreneurial focus drove Jeremy to start Parts and Labor Design in 2009. Jeremy applies a hands on approach to design and has fostered a value of considered detail and thoughtfulness within the studio.

Danu Kennedy


Danu has a Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture and a Masters in Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Upon completion of her education Danu moved to New York City in 2011 and began her career in residential Design and Architecture for David Howell Design while also developing independent projects, most notably the New York City based cafe Happy Bones as well as retail and residential spaces. In 2014, Danu joined the Parts and Labor Design team. As Partner, she is deeply involved in all aspects of the firm, overseeing daily operations and projects alongside Jeremy.

Awards List

AHEAD Awards Asias, Hotel New Build , 2020

Rosewood Hotel, Hong Kong

AHEAD Awards Global, Gamechanger Longlisted, 2020

Eaton Workshop, DC

AHEAD Awards Global, Urban Hotel Finalist, 2020

Rosewood Hotel, Hong Kong

Interior Design Magazine 'Best Of Year' Finalist, 2020

Thompson Hotel, DC

Interior Design Magazine 'Best Of Year' Finalist, 2020

Maialino Mare

James Beard Award, Outstanding Restaurant Design , 2019

Pacific Standard Time

AHEAD Americas Award for Spa and Wellness , 2019

Eaton Workshop - Wellness Center

AHEAD Americas Finalist , 2019

Eaton Workshop - American Son

Surface Travel Awards, Restaurant Finalist , 2019

Pacific Standard Time

Surface Travel Awards, Hotel Restaurant Finalist, 2019


Surface Travel Awards, Hotel Renovation Finalist, 2019

The Evelyn Hotel

Interior Design Magazine 'Best Of Year' Finalist, 2019

American Son

HD Awards Casual Restaurant Finalist, 2019

Eaton Workshop - American Son

HD Awards Casual Restaurant Finalist , 2019

Pacific Standard Time

Jean Banchet Best New Restaurant , 2018

Pacific Standard Time

NYC X Design Best Restaurant , 2018


HD Awards Casual Restaurant Finalist, 2017

Walnut Street Cafe

Eater Design of the Year, 2017

Walnut Street Cafe

Best of Year Finalist , 2017

Blender Workspace

AHEAD Americas Awards, Urban Hotel New Build, 2017

Thompson Nashville

Hospitality Design, Finalist Guestroom Design Lifestyle Hotels, 2017

Thompson Nashville

Hospitality Design, Finalist Public Space Design Lifestyle Hotels, 2017

Thompson Nashville

Surface Travel Awards, Finalist - Bar, 2017

LA Jackson, Nashville

Gold Key Awards, Finalist - Fine Dining, 2017

Steadfast, Chicago

James Beard Awards, Finalist - Most Outstanding Restaurant Design, 2015

The Grey, Savannah

Bon Appetit Magazine, Best Restaurant Design, 2015

The Grey, Savannah

Hospitality Design, Special Judges Award - Fine Dining Redesigned, 2015

The Grey, Savannah

Historic Savannah Foundation, Historic Preservation Award, 2015

The Grey, Savannah

Travel & Leisure, Number 7 Best City Hotel in the Continental US, 2016

Old No. 77 Hotel, NOLA

Travel & Leisure, Honorable Mention for Best Restaurant Design, 2013

Atera, NYC

Hospitality Design, Finalist - Best Restaurant Design, Fine Dining, 2012

Atera, NYC

Architectural Digest, 10 Most Beautifully Design Restaurants, 2013

Atera, NYC

Esquire Magazine, Runner Up - Best Restaurant, 2013

The Elm, Brooklyn NY

Design Bureau Magazine, Top 100 Designers, 2014

Parts and Labor Design

Hospitality Design, Wave of the Future Award, 2012

Parts and Labor Design

  • AJ Capital
  • The Berger Company
  • Thompson / Commune Hotel Group
  • Union Square Hospitality Group / Danny Meyer
  • Marcus Samuelsson Group
  • WeWork
  • The Grey Savannah
  • MGM Hotels and Casinos
  • Rosewood Hotels Hong Kong
  • Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Michael Symon Restaurants
  • The Sands Hotel Group Las Vegas
  • Blender Workspace
  • Old No. 77 Hotel
  • Triumph Hotel Group
  • Invest Hospitality
  • Provenance Hotel Group
  • GB Lodging
  • The Fifty50 Hospitality Group
  • Kimpton Hotel Group
  • Rockbridge Development Group
  • Starwood
  • JP Concepts
  • Plan Do Se
  • Atera
  • Le Royal Meridian Dubai
  • Ford Fry Atlanta
  • Brooklyn Fare
  • 9MMedia
  • Samba Brands Management
  • Empire Stores Brooklyn
  • Midtown Equities
  • Borgata Hotel and Casino Atlantic City
  • 50 Eggs
  • Beauty and Essex
  • Ward 3
  • Saison San Francisco
  • One Off Hospitality Group
  • The Frye Company
  • Geolo Capital
  • Eaton Hotels / Langham Hospitality Group
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
  • GFI Capital
  • Jonathan Benno
  • KHP Capital Partners Hotel Real Estate
  • Scape
  • RXR Realty
  • Schulson Collective
  • Wright Investments
  • Continental Real Estate
  • Alex Stupak
  • Boston Properties
  • MM88 Florida Keys
  • Hugo Enterprises, Omaha
  • T2
  • Time Out Market
  • Marriott
  • Magellan Development Group
  • The Grey Market
  • Vivali / Round Hill Capital

Parts and Labor Design

5 East 19th St, 2nd Fl

New York, NY 10003


646.248.7321 Ext.102