Saturday February 8th from 1 pm-5 pm

Join Brendan Ravenhill Studio & Scout Regalia for a Studio Sale in Echo Park and get discounted prices on samples, prototypes, and old stock.

(While supplies last!)

1855 Park Drive
Los Angeles CA 90026

Refreshments will be served. We’d love to see you!

Brendan Ravenhill Studio is seeking to hire a director of sales and marketing. This is not your typical sales job, this is a creative problem-solving position that requires an attention to detail, strong organizational skills, good judgement, and a drive to do something different. You would be joining our small studio and would be responsible for helping us grow. We are looking for someone ready to put in the extra effort, to notice when things don’t work and offer solutions, to work smarter not harder.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in sales and marketing. We’re looking for someone who’s creative, ambitious, tireless, charming and persuasive. You should be a strong communicator in clarity and tone, great with people, and enthusiastic about design. You will be expected to work seamlessly with other members of our team and represent the studio in meetings with architects, interior designers and the general public.

Responsibilities Include:

Market and sell Brendan Ravenhill Studio and our products to individuals, interior designers, architects, small business owners and others. This includes:
-Create new sales and marketing strategies and help implement them.
-Generate leads and follow up on inquiries.
-Create estimates and invoices in Quickbooks.

Represent Brendan Ravenhill Studio out in the world. This includes:
-Generally make people understand and love our work!
-Arrange and attend visits to architecture and interior design offices with samples of our work.
-Establish and maintain new relationships with design influencers, bloggers, architects and interior designers.

Manage and drive inquiries and interactions with press and the general public. This includes:
-Handle press and studio inquiries and provide quotes.
-Manage some of our social media and website content.
-Host sample sales and press events at the studio.
-Schedule and organize photo shoots and product videos.

The position is full time, beginning on a freelance hourly basis and becoming salaried after a 3-month review. There will be opportunities for travel to trade fairs in NY, LA and Milan, as well as potential travel to other cities for meetings with interior design and architectural offices.

Please send all applications to with the following:
-A brief cover letter explaining why you want to join Brendan Ravenhill Studio and an example of your creative problem solving (this can be a story, an object, anything that demonstrates the way you think and work)
-Two professional references
-Date you can start (ideally January 2014)
-Compensation requirements


The Grain Pendant is a great example of why we love working with local fabricators, and how those relationships can lead to new discoveries.

While working on a commission to design a trash can for the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, our metal spinner, H& H manufacturing, mentioned that there was a chance that the wood grain from the spinning mold might be visible on the finished part. He meant it as a warning–but instead of being worried, I was intrigued. My reaction surprised him, and when I asked if this was something that could be enhanced he was truly taken aback. In 20 years, he said I was the only person that heard his disclaimer and wanted to double down. The idea simmered for a while and finally last summer we started work on what would become the Grain Pendant.

We began with a full size drawing of our Bare Light holding a half chrome G25 bulb. From this drawing we carefully calculated the proportions and dimensions of the new spun part, designing it so that the wood grain on the shade would be illuminated by the reflected light coming from the half chrome bulb. We were also careful to cut the mold for the part in such a way that the “wedding cake” layers of wood used in the molds would be oriented to minimize the visible seams of the glued-up blank. Once the mold was cut we took it to our local metal plater and had them gently sandblast the mold in order to raise the grain.

The first pieces that we spun of this new sandblasted mold were even more beautiful than we had anticipated, with the wood grain clearly visible on both sides of the spun shade. After being plated or anodized, the shade is paired with a modified version of out Bare Light, which has had its lower edge flared out to for this design in order to suspend the spun shade. We are thrilled about the end result, and hope you will be too!


We are proud to introduce the new Hood Chandelier, the latest addition to our Hood family of lighting. The asymmetrical white oak frame, suspended from a brass wiring hub, gives this fixture a dynamic reading from every angle. As with our Hood Sconce and Hood Pendant, white polyethylene shades are attached to vertical oak spines with nylon bolts. Cloth-covered wiring emanates from a brass wiring hub to complete a sophisticated and modern look. The Hood Chandelier is available now through our online store.


Lastly we are excited to share with you the Black Counter Stool: the newest member to our Black Chair family. Standing at 34 inches tall with 24 inch high seat, the Black Counter Stool features the same refined construction and plush upholstery as the Black Chair and Black Stool. The mid-height backrest provides comfortable support, while being short enough to allow the stool to be tucked away below countertops. The Black Counter Stool is available now through our online store.


We left the Javits Center filled with new ideas for the continued growth of our collection and can’t wait to see all of you next year!

Thanks again to all those who stopped by to hear us describe the tensegrity concept behind of our popular Cord Product Family, and the unique properties of our Bare Lights.

As per your suggestions from the show, we have created this animated GIF which shows how our Cord Chandelier clicks together like a tinker toy to create a carefully balanced mobile structure that appears to float.

We are happy to announce that the winner of our ICFF 2013 raffle is…

Phil Ward of A + I Architecture! Phil is the winner of one of most popular items, the Black Cord Lamp. As a consolation prize for our new friends, we are offering 15% Off our furniture and lighting which can be activated by entering the code ICFF2013 when checking out online. Offer ends 6/30/13. Be sure to check out our brand new product catalog, “L.A. Designed, American Made.” if you need help deciding what to purchase from our store.


Come see us at ICFF in New York!

We’re making our International Contemporary Furniture Fair debut this year with our line of L.A.-made furniture and lighting. We’ll be showing our Cord family of lights as well as Angle Stools, Black Chairs and our new Bare Ring Scone. Come and see us at Booth 2438 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center NY, NY.


Saturday & Sunday May 18th – 19th 10:00 – 5:00 PM
Monday May 20th 10:00 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday May 21st 10:00 – 4:00 PM (open to the public)

More Information Here.


We’re excited to debut this simple stunner, a collaboration with designer Eric Trine. A brass ring suspends the original Bare Light in this classic new look. The glass socket is hand-blown in Los Angeles and creates a surprising prism effect where the socket meets the cloth cord. Available in hard-wire and plug-in versions. Shop now.


Just in time for summer, the Angle Stool is now available powder coated in outdoor-grade Mint. Shop now.

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We are happy to announce that all of our furniture pieces are now available for free download on Google Sketchup Warehouse. If your an interior designer or architect looking for a great free virtual chair or stool for your 3D renderings, please download and rate our models. See Models


Here is a picture of our first 220 volt Cord Chandelier that we made for an Australian client. The chandelier was a bit of a challenge but it turned out great. It’s always nice to see our products installed in people’s homes. If anybody has shots like this they’d like to share please email us at As a thank you we’ll send you a free opener or discount code for your next purchase from our site.

The Cord Pendant is the latest addition to our growing Cord Lamp family. While the lighting in this series has a simple, elegant appearance, the design behind it is quite complex and unusual. The pendant, like the original Cord Chandelier, is a tensegrity structure, with the steel arms in compression and the electrical wires in constant tension. This fixture is a study in simplicity, with the radiating arms triangulating together to create a stable and balanced structure. More Info.

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After much demand we are happy to announce that we are now offering the Angle Stool in both chair and counter heights. The new heights complement the original bar height stool nicely and feature the same contoured wood seat and wood feet detail. The hot rolled angle iron frame is finished in oil and wax. More Info.

We recently created a hard-wired sconce version of our Cord Lamp for a New York-based architect, and now we’re offering the design to you! This new version features a powder coated steel wall plate bolted to the aluminum bracket, which discreetly covers the wall mounted junction box. Perfect for retail applications. Bulk pricing available. More Info.


Thanks to everyone who joined us in January in Los Angeles at our Studio Sale. We had a blast and we were happy to share our home and studio with all who dropped by! If you’re local, and you’re still interested in a Hex Lamp or Spun Planter sample please email us to arrange a time to stop by.


Saturday January 26th from noon-5 pm
Los Angeles

Join us!

Visit us in the studio here in Echo Park and get DISCOUNTED PRICES on Dustbins, Hex Floor Lamps, Angle Stools and other studio samples.

(As supplies last!)

1855 Park Drive
Los Angeles CA 90026

Refreshments will be served. We’d love to see you!

A side table to accompany our Punt Bed. The Punt Side Table derives its name and construction from the simple wooden boats of New England. Custom half-moon brass barrel bolts provide a discreet pass-through for bedside cords. Beveled channel gives you a place to lean photos and cards or your cell phone.

The name and construction of this Punt Bed frame are inspired by New England’s classic simple wooden boats. Read comfortably in bed with a reclined headboard and padded quilts, which attach to the frame with straps and brass buckles. Available in White Oak. Padded quilts available in a mix of solid colors.


The trumpet-like shape of this Spun Metal Planter resulted from a manufacturing mistake: we were having a metal blank size spun for a recent wastebasket prototype, and this unexpected twist came about! We liked the look of the mistake so much we commissioned a limited run of 25.

12.5″ Wide by 10.5″ Tall


We are excited to announce the newest entry to our Cord family of lights, the Long Cord Chandelier has been designed specifically to hang above your dining room table. Two longer arms give the fixture a wider wingspan, while the other arms are kept tight to fit within the footprint of standard dining tables. Also available in all black.

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We are happy to share our newest film! We took the factory footage shot for a talk at the 2012 Dwell on Design show and created this short film that shows the fascinating craft of metal spinning. The minute and half film is scored by Charles Mingus’ Haitian Fight Song and beautifully shows the people and process behind our new Spun Metal Planter. Watch now.


The longer three-foot and all-black Cord Lamps are finally in. We find that the 3′ foot version of this lamp is ideal mounted over a couch. After an inquiry from a customer, we’ve also made a small run of 5 Cord Lamps in all black.


We were excited when Kids of Kathmandu asked us to design a new light for their enLIGHTen Project. The Hood Chandelier is the result, and it’s now available for bidding in their online auction. Tickets are also available for their gala celebration on Thursday, May 17th.


The Hood Sconce is our newest lamp, and it is one of our new favorites. This wall mounted lamp has refined detailing that allows its simple structure to remain uncluttered. We have 5 signed and numbered original prototypes for sale. Perfect for the bedside.


Our first chair in production! Loll Designs released the Deck Chair right after the new year (& some keen eyes may have seen it featured in Dwell last month). The Deck Chair was designed in Maine out of pine and is now made of 100% recycled HDPE plastic in Minnesota. Available in 8 colors, it comes complete with built-in bottle opener.

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After much development (& demand!) a new version of the Cord Chandelier is finally available for sale. The chandelier, first built in April of last year, has been redesigned for easy shipping and assembly. Cloth cords and steel arms radiate from two brass hubs. Order now.

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These bold, graphic shelves were a collaboration with Chris Adamick, and were designed to organize a sports writer’s home office. The powder coated metal brackets hold the shelves in place and also serve as bookends. The shelves can be configured to suit your needs by simply adjusting the locking set screws. Made in Los Angeles. View Pictures

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Owners Eric and Miriam Park hired us to transform a stripped-down space into their new Silver Lake restaurant, Black Hogg. The result is a quiet, comfortable refuge from the clutter of Sunset Blvd. Original chairs, benches and bar stools are upholstered and built in Los Angeles. A custom acoustic wall system and new Hood Lights complete the transformation. View Pictures


I’m proud to debut the Dustbin – a trash bin, dust pan love child. This is the last trash can you’ll ever buy! The Dustbin is entirely Made in Los Angeles. Steel base folded and powder coated for durability by Angell and Giroux, who have been folding metal since 1946. Tampico brush custom made by Gordon Brush, who make the brushes NASA uses on the Moon! And Mars! I’m offering limited time wholesale pricing at $160 for the first edition run of 100 Dustbins. DON’T WAIT to throw your money away!
Available in white, blue or combinations.
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Watch our first film that introduces the Dustbin and features the factories that helped to manufacture it. The score of the film is a track entitled “Postal Workers Canceling Stamps at the University of Ghana Post Office”. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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The asymmetrical C-clamp and tightening screw allow you to turn any flat material into a shelf. Now available for pre-order from AREAWARE. Cast iron, beech.


The limited edition first run of the Hex Lamps has arrived, and 3 desk lamps and 10 floor lamps are now available from the 25-piece run. Bent steel shade and base made and assembled locally. Desk lamp $300. Floor lamp $350.
Pictures Buy

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Inspired by Jean Prouve’s Swing Jib Lamp, the Cord Lamp debuted in February and is now available for purchase ! The Cord Lamp is simple in construction but its elements are fully utilized: the tension of the cloth electrical cord holds the pivoting steel arm in place. Slipcast porcelain light fixture, cast aluminum wall bracket. Completely built in Los Angeles. $190.
Pictures Buy

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Things are starting to come together on a new restaurant project here on the eastside of LA with the arrival of the Black Chair. With its golden maple frame and upholstered back and seat, this chair will see you happily through to dessert. Stool and bench variations are also in production. For sale starting early 2012.


This chair has been on my mind for more than a year, and I finally found time to build it in Maine this summer. It’s an outdoor chair whose natural habitat is a sunny porch with a view. More Info


Recently featured on Core77, this light shows off its electrical components using the natural insulating properties of glass. The internal refraction of the glass socket also creates a surprising highlight at the top, where light bends upward through the socket to illuminate the cloth cord. More Info