Brendan Ravenhill Studio specializes in furniture, lighting, and product design. We’re located in the Cypress Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, where we work to strike the perfect balance between material, function and form in our designs. Our work is devoid of excess and ornament, striving for a logical celebration of physics, material and craft. We find great reward in making beautiful things and are proud to build all our pieces in the USA.
BRENDAN RAVENHILL - PRINCIPAL
During childhood years in Cote d’Ivoire and summers in coastal Maine, Brendan fell in love with the functional beauty of working tools and wooden boats. His father curated a show called the Art of the Personal Object at the Smithsonian when he was a kid. Brendan received a Sculpture degree from Oberlin College in 2001 and a Masters in Industrial Design from RISD in 2009. He loves taking tours of factories and the smell of cedar shavings.
MATT HUNT - CREATIVE DIRECTOR
While studying Philosophy at Temple University, Matt spent much of his off time in the ID department. He has since built sculptural installations in Philadelphia, interiors and custom furniture in New York, and now lighting here in Los Angeles. He spends his free time roaming architectural salvage stores, mixing esoteric cocktails, and making short films.
INDIA LAWRENCE - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Raised in both England and the United States, India developed a keen curiosity for physical environments and the impact they have on a person’s state of being. After studying at Bard College and Yale University’s Norfolk School of Art, India returned to Los Angeles to build sculptures and work with artists and designers. She has a passion for helping other creatives build sustainable growing ventures.
DARCY SHEPPARD - DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Darcy’s fondest memories growing up in the Midwest involve trips to flea markets and antique shops. She believes the history behind objects and materials is intrinsic to the language of design. After receiving a BS in Interior Design from OSU, she connected with friends in LA where she discovered the importance culture has on creativity. When she’s not working, you’ll find her shopping for plants or diving into a new DIY home project.
JUAN MANZO - PRODUCTION MANAGER
A California native, Juan spent a great deal of his childhood taking apart toys and tinkering with tools. His interest in refurbishing classic cars has always had him turning a wrench to modify engines and interiors. Juan received a BFA in Product Design at Otis College of Art and Design, where he explored objects made from concrete. Juan curiosity pushes him to continuously keep learning.
CHANCE HIGGINS - PRE-PRODUCTION MANAGER
Working construction with his grandfather and spending time at his uncle's woodshop from a young age, Chance developed a passion for systems, structure, and detail. His mother would say he started drawing before talking and he never looked back. Chance moved from Utah to Seattle and started studying graphic design, serendipitously finding his way into the sculpture program and graduating with a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the University of Washington.
PRESTON ALBA - PRE-PRODUCTION MANAGER
From building Legos to skate ramps, Preston's childhood was very mechanical. An inherent curiosity of materials and processes lead him to explore the designed world around him as he came of age. Before joining the Studio, Preston studied textiles and garment construction while working in the fashion industry. He loves to hike every Saturday morning with his terrier named Juniper.
SHEA FITZGERALD - CLIENT ACCOUNT MANAGER
Growing up, Shea moved every few years and quickly found the fastest way to feel comfortable in a new city was to create a space that felt like her own at home. With an eye toward the history of a place and a culture, she was drawn to Art History, which she studied along with Italian at the University of Virginia. When not at the studio, you can find her planning trips, moving her furniture around, and walking around Echo Park lake with her dog Capri.
JESSE BOSS - PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Born and raised in New Jersey, Jesse left the east coast after high school to chase a romantic ideal of travel. He eventually found himself in Chicago and studied graphic design at Columbia College of Chicago. After college Jesse and two friends started Manooga Skateboarding, a skateboard deck company started by skateboarders, for skateboarders. It was there he found his passion for building, which would lead him to a job at Uhuru Design in New York where he threw himself into the metal shop learning how to weld and patina metal. If he is not skating around the city, or at the local music venue, Jesse spends most of his weekends lost in nature hiking, fishing, and camping.
HANNAH GO - PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of L.A., Hannah grew up collecting samples of pond scum from puddles around her neighborhood and examining them under the lense of her microscope. Her interest in understanding the smallest building blocks of life lead to a fascination with objects and how they are engineered. Hannah received a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design. In her free time, Hannah enjoys hunting for the perfect leather jacket, a good coffee, and moment alone with her sketchbook.
MARJORY GARRISON - SPECIAL PROJECTS
Marjory Garrison is the studio’s resident sign painter and devil’s advocate. When she’s not working on progressive campaigns with MRSS, she’s painting and admiring signs, nights-and-weekends-style. Inspired by the hand-painted work of skilled and folk sign artists in Haiti, Bolivia, Providence, L.A. and elsewhere, she hung her own shingle out in November 2010. Visit her site.
2142 Cypress Ave
Our studio hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm PST
Friday: 9am - 12pm PST
If you are interested in a studio visit, please email us to schedule an appointment!
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