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A study in ergonomics, this bottle opener seeks to express a simplicity of form with a maximum understanding of function. What at a glance seems like little more than a wooden block with a nail in it turns out to have impeccably considered detail and various functionality.





CHURCH CHANDELIER

The Church Chandelier utilizes a three-part axis of symmetry to provide welcome visual intrigue to rectilinear spaces.


CHURCH CHANDELIER

Visually light, the Church Chandelier expands out in all directions.


CHURCH CHANDELIER

Exposed globe bulbs are held by spun aluminum sockets which are in turn cradled and connected to rods by carefully considered machined collars.


CHURCH 4 ARM PENDANT

Exposed globes push light up and out.


CHURCH 4 ARM PENDANT

An octagonal block connects the angled steel arms to create a plus-sign silhouette from below.


CHURCH 4 ARM PENDANT

The Church 4 Arm Pendant can be hung to align dramatically with existing architecture.


CHURCH 3 ARM PENDANT

The elegant Church 3 Arm Pendant is well-suited to illuminate any space.


CHURCH 3 ARM PENDANT

Arms extend equally in all directions for a 34" footprint.


CHURCH 3 ARM PENDANT

A small triangular block holds the steel arms in compression, while the cloth-covered cord works in tension.


CHURCH 3 ARM PENDANT

The three radiating arms of the fixture terminate in machined collars, which cradle spun metal sockets.


CHURCH 2 ARM PENDANT

The graphic quality of the Church 2 Arm Pendant is evident in its simple silhouette, an isosceles triangle.


CHURCH 2 ARM PENDANT

Two cloth-covered electrical cords extend from a center hub and suspend tapered sockets that house globe bulbs.


CHURCH 2 ARM PENDANT

A horizontal steel arm bridges the two sockets, completing the tensegrity structure.


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The bulbs are held aloft in space, bright dots at each end of a line.


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Compound mitered lap joints are hand cut in our studio to create the triangulated armature.


Matte white polyethylene shades are attached to vertical oak spines with nylon bolts, and a brass wiring hub finishes the piece for a sophisticated and modern look.


LONG HOOD CHANDELIER

An asymmetrical wooden frame, available in a White Oak or Walnut, gives the Long Hood Chandelier a dynamic impression from every angle.


The armature is suspended by a three-part wiring harness that radiates from a brass wiring hub.


Simple bent shades of matte white polyethylene. fastened to the spines with nylon bolts, softly emanate light.


HOOD PENDANT

Smaller in scale, the Hood Pendant maintains a sculptural presence while solving for tighter spaces.


The pendant features a hand joined triangular interlocking armature of white oak or walnut.


With an equal number of upper and lower arms, this fixture is right at home above round tables or hung high as a sculptural centerpiece to a room.


HOOD CHANDELIER

The Hood Chandelier features a three-part axis of symmetry that gives it an ever-changing look.


Six curved polyethylene shades undulate in height around the wooden frame, casting a warm and diffused light.


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Throughout August of 2015, Studio members, friends, and family all worked to build a small tea house on a remote island off the coast of Maine. The tea house would sit adjacent to an old ice pond, and must be build to withstand the harsh winter climates of rural Maine.

 


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GRAIN DRUM

Using a method similar to how drums are made, we cut one long board of maple into pie shaped wedges to create the hollow mold for our larger Grain Drums.


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GRAIND DRUM PROCESS

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CORD CHANDELIER

The Cord Chandelier floats dramatically overhead, with a three-part axis of symmetry that provides welcome intrigue to rectilinear spaces.


CORD CHANDELIER

A tensegrity structure, the compression of the steel arms resists the tension of the cloth-covered electrical cords.


CORD CHANDELIER

This push and pull holds the hand-cast ceramic sockets aloft.


CORD CHANDELIER

Each hand-cast ceramic socket is unique and carefully weighed before assembly to maintain the balance of the fixture.


CORD CHANDELIER

The ceramic sockets cradle candelabra-base bulbs, creating a constellation that is suited to residential and commercial spaces alike. 


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THE MAKING OF MIRROR, MIRROR

Mirror, Mirror

Production and prototyping took place in our Studio shop. Physical prototyping is an important part of our approach, and allows the inherent properties of each material to inform the finished product. Watch as Hannah connects the dots between the machines - from the drill press to the jump shear - to create our mirror, which relies on every part to create a coherent, balanced whole.




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GRAIN DRUM

Come behind the scenes to see the many skillful hands that help us create our Grain Drums, and peek into the magic of metal spinning.

Watch the whole film here.


Account Coordinator

Brendan Ravenhill Studio is seeking to hire a new member for our Communications and Sales Department. We are looking for someone ready to put in the extra effort, to notice when things don't work and offer solutions, and to work smarter not harder. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong organizational skills, good judgment, and a drive to do something different. We're looking for someone who's eager to learn and is enthusiastic about design. As a key member of the Communications and Sales Department, your role is integral to a passionate and growing studio.



INTRODUCING BEAM

We're excited to share our newest fixture, the Beam Pendant, our take on the classic typology of shop lamps. With the advent of new technology, fluorescent tubes have been replaced by thin strips of high efficiency LEDs. Using those arrays as our jumping off point, we explored linear manufacturing processes to arrive at our material palette of plywood, extruded aluminum and rolled acrylic. We join and shape these materials into a fixture with angled sides and rounded ends that imply movement and directionality, not simply an elongated rectangle, but a bold graphic line floating in space.

Available in 46” and 84” lengths and two finish options, Beam is equally at home in a dining room or a conference suite, and answers the need for a linear fixture that inspires. Learn more and pre-order here


LONG CHURCH CHANDELIER

The Long Church Chandelier's streamlined structure allows it to complement a variety of interiors.


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DOUBLE CHURCH CHANDELIER

The Double Church Chandelier features ten floating bulbs held aloft through a simple armature of cords and rods.


During the summer, the structure opens to face the pond. With a large open face and a retractable roof, the structure has the ability to open itself up the pleasant island atmosphere. To avoid pest problems, an optional zipper-up screen can be put in place.

During the winter, the roof is closed and a flat packed plywood skin is taken from under the foundation platform and “wrapped” around the walls of the tea house to protect the interior from the extreme Northern climate. A large reclaimed barn window illuminates the tea house from the back side. The beautiful pane was actually found on sight and incoporated into the design on the fly.




GRAIN PENDANT

The aluminum shade of our Grain Pendants is formed over a wooden mold that has been sandblasted to raise the wood grain. Through the metal spinning process, real wood grain is impressed on the finished pendant, creating a shade that is both organic in feel and modern in look.


GRAIN BARREL

Simple in shape and visually light, the Grain Barrel’s sides reflect and illuminate the vertical wood grain pattern imparted on the shade during spinning.


GRAIN SCONCE

A flexible and customizable option, our Grain Sconces allow Grain Pendants and Barrels to be turned into wall mounted fixtures.




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HOOD SCONCE

The Hood Sconce features a single shade of white polyethylene which is bent and bolted to a wooden spine.


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FLOAT PENDANT

Available in single, double or triple versions, Float Pendants come complete with canopies and hooks that allow for custom cluster arrangements.


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BRENDAN RAVENHILL

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.


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Located in a maple grove, the design of the Teahouse draws inspiration from the vernacular architecture of sugar shacks used to boil down maple syrup, and the sky spaces of artist James Turrell. 


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DOUBLE CORD CHANDELIER

The Double Cord Chandelier is an impeccably balanced fixture.


LONG CORD CHANDELIER

The Long Cord Chandelier was designed to hang above a dining table, with two arms that extend long and four central arms that extend down to create intimacy.


CORD SCONCE

An evolutionary descendant of Jean ProuveĢ’s Potence Lamp, the Cord Sconce shows off just how simple and dramatic lighting can be.


CORD PENDANT

A dynamic yet refined fixture, the Cord Pendant's minimal armature adds a touch of interest to any space.


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ADA 17

A streamlined solution for vanity lighting, the Ada Sconce 17 provides a warm wall-washing light.


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ADA 25

Our largest version, the Ada Sconce 25 is equally at home placed vertically alongside the front door or casting a wall-washing light over a vanity mirror.

 


We were approached by Warby Parker with a unique prompt: to transform the hand mirror. A design initiative meant to reimagine this classic typology; material and fabrication were up to us, the only constraint being that the mirror remain functional and lightweight enough for everyday use.


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We sought to make a piece that was both useful in the hand and interesting on the table, and honored our practice of creating conversation around material and process. 


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The mirrors are being put to the test in Warby Parker’s New York and Los Angeles stores through November 11th, and will be auctioned off to support Free Arts, which offers free arts education to underserved kids and teens in both cities. Visit our mirror in person or bid on it via Paddle8.

 


OPAL BEAM PENDANT

Pictured in the 84” length, Opal Beam provides a warm, refracted light.


OAK BEAM PENDANT

The Beam Pendant is inspired by linear manufacturing and driven by the need for efficient, beautiful light.

 



ECHO LAMP

Meet the Echo Lamp, a piece we created in partnership with Maison Integre for Wallpaper* Handmade. Our response to this year's theme of Love, two cast bronze shells relate to each other to create this lamp; one a light source and the other a reflector, which can move and dance around each other. Each cast shell by itself does a poor job of illumination: alone the reflector would sit dark, while the light source alone would cast a harsh direct light.

Together, the two pieces engage in a beautiful formation that emanates light. Echo is metaphor for our human relationships and how love is best understood when projected and reflected upon others. Get in touch with Maison Integre to snag one for yourself. 


LONG CHURCH CHANDELIER

The long axis of the chandelier is punctuated by two exposed globe bulbs held aloft at its upper ends.


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DOUBLE CHURCH CHANDELIER

A tensegrity structure, the fixture’s cloth-covered electrical cords resist in tension the compression force of the steel rods for an uplifting finished look.


GRAIN BARREL

The shade is formed using a maple tool that features vertical wood grain and references the construction of traditional  wooden barrels.


GRAIN SCONCE

Utilizing a swing arm and a customizable drop height, Grain Sconces can be manipulated to suit any variety of conditions.


GRAIN PENDANT

A versatile size and typology, the Grain Pendant is available in 13”, 16”, and 18” sizes.


GRAIN DRUM

The Grain Drum is available in 14", 25", and 33" iterations.





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During the summer, the structure opens to face the pond. 


Right at home in an entryway or reading nook, the sconce provides a subtle glow.


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Float Pendant

A cloth covered electrical cord provides power for the pendants while the angle of suspension can be adjusted by moving the knotted rope along the cloth cord.


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MATT HUNT

After studying Philosophy at Temple University, Matt spent his early career  building sculptural installations in Philadelphia, working on interiors and custom furniture in New York, and designing lighting in Los Angeles. He is inspired by the prospect that there is a creative solution to any problem. When he's not at work, he spends his free time at work.


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DOUBLE CORD CHANDELIER

Stretching nearly seven feet in length, the fixture nonetheless creates intimacy with eight arms that extend downward.


LONG CORD CHANDELIER

A great fit for more rectilinear spaces, the Long Cord Chandelier includes a rigid connection to orient the long axis of the fixture parallel to the surface it hangs above.


CORD SCONCE

Perfect above a bedside table or beside a couch, the Cord Sconce stores flat against the wall and can be swung out to provide light where and when you need it.


CORD PENDANT

A great piece on its own or in a cluster, up to three Cord Pendants can be installed at varying heights from one junction box to create a dynamic arrangement for vertical spaces and stairwells.


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ADA 17

Revisiting the classic typology of folded sheet metal lamps, we created a sconce that pays homage to Perriand while answering contemporary needs including ADA compliance and wet rating.


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ADA 25

Fully wet rated, the modern sheet metal construction of Ada is a dynamic counterpoint to natural textures and materials outdoors.


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ADA 9

Inspired by Charlotte Perriand’s CP-1 sconce and designed for mass production, the Ada Sconce is well suited to corridors and outdoor walkways, where the repetition of form acts as an accent point to punctuate a space.


We started exploring materials that had reflective properties and were drawn to folded sheet metal for its thinness and for the beauty and structure that can be created through its folds.


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We started exploring materials that had reflective properties and were drawn to folded sheet metal for its thinness and for the beauty and structure that can be created through its folds.


OPAL BEAM PENDANT

Brass aircraft cable and white electrical cord support and power the pendant without distracting from its clean lines.


OAK BEAM PENDANT

In Oak plywood, the opaque shades direct and bounce light downwards.



LONG CHURCH CHANDELIER

Ideal for rectilinear spaces and dining tables, four shorter arms radiate out and down from a octagonal hub to complete the lightweight design.


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DOUBLE CHURCH CHANDELIER

With an overall length of just under ten feet, the Double Church Chandelier is right at home in entryways and meeting rooms.


GRAIN PENDANT

A pair of Grain Pendant 18s is well suited for hallways and longer narrow spaces.


GRAIN BARREL

An illuminated glass socket suspends the pendant and provides a subtle upward highlight.


GRAIN SCONCE

The glass socket is illuminated by a silver tip bulb to provide a subtle upward highlight.


GRAIN DRUM

The Grain Drum 33 is the largest of our drum fixtures and pushes the form to the greatest size possible from standard spinning blanks.





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With a large open face and retractable roof, the structure opens wide to the peaceful island atmosphere, while providing a basic comfortable shelter for sleeping and star gazing.


The sconce is available with a White or Brass wall plate. 


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Float Pendant

Cylinders of borosilicate glass are joined by expert glass blowers to create an internal optic and exterior shade.


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DARCY ISEMAN

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.


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DOUBLE CORD CHANDELIER

Originally designed for a kitchen island, the Double Cord Chandelier makes a dramatic impression in the kitchen or above a dining room table.


LONG CORD CHANDELIER

The ceramic sockets cradle frosted candelabra-base bulbs, emitting a warm glow.


CORD SCONCE

A pivoting arm is held in place by the tension of a cloth-covered electrical cord, which also discreetly hides the mounting screws.


CORD PENDANT

A custom milled brass triangle connects the three steel arms of the pendant.


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ADA 17

With the option to install vertically beside a focal point or horizontally above it, Ada complements its setting rather than distracting from it.


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ADA 25 

“Architecture is an ebb and flow between interior and exterior—a round-trip.”

 - Charlotte Perriand


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ADA 9

An integrated driverless LED allows for simple install, while ADA compliance and wet rating means Ada is well suited to public buildings, indoors or out.


Working with both mirror polished aluminum and brass, we designed a mirror which highlights the physical properties of the materials and celebrates the method of manufacture to create a dynamic, sculptural piece.


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A love of math and a reference to eyeglass lenses drew us to the super ellipse as the pattern for the the flat form. 


OPAL BEAM PENDANT

High efficiency LEDs are housed within an acrylic tube and mounted at an angle to project the light down and out towards the shade, resulting in a diffused light devoid of glare.


OAK BEAM PENDANT

Brass clips are used to connect the shades and complete the material palette.

 




LONG CHURCH CHANDELIER

The exposed bulb in the Church family is a nod to Schindler's use of the bare bulb in his interiors.


GRAIN DRUM

Two Grain Drum 14s provide diffused light in a narrow hallway.


GRAIN BARREL

Well suited for kitchen islands and communal tables, the Grain Barrel provides directed ambient light.


GRAIN SCONCE

Grain Barrels can be added to the Grain Sconce to provide more downward light.


GRAIN PENDANT

Once anodized and painted, the pendant rests on a glowing flared glass socket.





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A mosquito screen is stretched along the front face of the Teahouse to keep the pests out but let the sights, sounds and smells of the forest in.


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Fully dimmable, the Hood Sconce casts a soft, diffused light.


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Float Pendant

Sandblasted for diffusion the exterior glass shell dissolves to clear where the ends are fused to the center optic.


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DOUBLE CORD CHANDELIER

The cast ceramic sockets and candelabra base bulbs make this piece a delicate complement to residential and commercial spaces alike.


LONG CORD CHANDELIER

The overall width complements the footprint of a standard dining room table.


CORD SCONCE

Available in hardwired or plug-in versions, and 24" and 36" lengths, the Cord Sconce is the lamp you don't know how you lived without.


CORD PENDANT

Radiating cloth covered electrical cords complete the tensegrity structure, holding the arms and cast ceramic sockets aloft.


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ADA 17

Adjustable friction hinges can be manipulated to cast light when and where you need it, or fixed in place upon request to allow for a consistent visual impression.


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ADA 9

Wall washing light highlights details and doorways, providing illumination and wayfinding throughout a space while maintaining a sleek profile.

 


A love of math and a reference to eyeglass lenses drew us to the super ellipse as the pattern for the the flat form.


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Working with both mirror-polished aluminum and brass, we designed a mirror which highlights the physical properties of the materials and celebrates the method of manufacture.


OPAL BEAM PENDANT

With light projecting beyond its edges, Beam reads as a bold graphic line floating in space.


OAK BEAM PENDANT

Angled sides and rounded ends imply movement and directionality.




GRAIN SCONCE

The swing arm allows you to direct light to where you need it.


GRAIN DRUM

Illuminated by three bulbs concealed under a wood grain reflector, the view from below a Grain Drum is reminiscent of standing under an eclipse. 


GRAIN PENDANT

Grain Pendant 13s and 16s utilize a silver tip bulb.





Float Pendant

Height and angle adjustable and with areas of clear and frosted glass the Float Pendants provide a warm light that gives a different read from every angle.


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HANNAH GO

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. 


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LONG CORD CHANDELIER

Viewed from below, the chandelier's sockets suspended in space lend it an almost constellation-like impression.


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ADA 9

"I was familiar with current technology, I knew how to use it and, what is more, I had ideas about the uses it could be put to.” - Charlotte Perriand


Through a series of folds a handle was created in the brass sheet which invites the hand and provides satisfying heft.


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Through a series of folds, a handle was created in the brass sheet which invites the hand and provides satisfying heft, while also allowing the mirror to rest in multiple orientations. 


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During the winter, the roof is closed and a flat-packed plywood skin - stored under the foundation platform during the summer - is brought out and wrapped around the Teahouse to protect the interior from the harsh winter climate. 


OAK BEAM PENDANT

With its even, flattering glow, Beam is equally at home in a dining room or a conference suite.



GRAIN DRUM

The book matched grain on the interior of the Drum provides the amazing impression of the lifespan of a tree.


GRAIN PENDANT

The Grain Pendant 18 is slightly deeper than the smaller pendants and houses a frosted bulb.





Float Pendant

Float Pendant comes complete with brass and leather ceiling hardware that allows the fixtures to be swagged over to bring light to where you need it.


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SHEA SPRAGUE

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 the neighborhood with her dog Riri. 



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ADA 9

Available in Black & Brass, White, Black, and a limited Corten finish, the simple lines of the Ada Sconce and adjustable friction hinges make it the perfect complement to any project.


Through prototyping, we discovered a lovely moment were the mirror balances along the fold, seeming to defy gravity, in harmony with itself


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While prototyping, we discovered a lovely moment where the mirror balances along the fold, seeming to defy gravity, in harmony with itself. 


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A reclaimed barn window illuminates the Teahouse from the back. The beautiful pane was salvaged from a barn that used to be sited on the property and was incorporated into the design to honor the previous owners who sold the land to the Ravenhill family.


OAK BEAM PENDANT

Seen from bottom, Beam shows the elegant simplicity of its considered parts.







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We were able to preserve this dynamism in the final piece, and it remains one of our favorite details.








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JORDY THOMAS

Hailing from Wisconsin, Jordy's love of visuals started at a young age as he spent hours and hours poring over his grandfather's photography and making short films with the family camcorder. He studied business in Arkansas and spent several years in Chicago before heading west to LA. When he's not at the studio you'll find him on a hike, adopting stray house plants and photographing flowers.


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DANIELE COHEN

Daniele began his design career at the ripe old age of five, building wooden cities out of scraps in his uncle’s woodshop in Israel. His love of making brought him to the University of Oregon’s Architecture program where he ran the model shop, spending his free time tinkering with laser cutters and CNC routers. Before joining BRS Daniele worked in Southeast Asia as an architect and sustainability strategist developing ecologically sensitive design solutions for buildings, objects and communities. When he’s not working you can find Daniele doing jiujitsu or taking naps, usually in that order.



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JESSE BOSS

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 Skateboards. 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.



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MARISSA AGUINIGA

Marissa grew up in Tijuana, Mexico.  As a kid, she would flip through weekly ads for US-based department stores and fantasize about owning all of the products and gadgets that were being advertised.  This led to a fascination with consumer products, both old and new.  She studied Design at CSU Long Beach, where she focused her studies on designing toys that entertain and appeal to people of all ages.  When she's not working, she's learning about Los Angeles history and architecture or visiting local stationary stores in search of the perfect pen.  








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LANA STERNICK

Lana is something between an artist and craftsperson who hails from rural Massachusetts. She studied woodworking and furniture design in Maine College of Art, cultivating a fascination with light as both subject and medium. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, playing music, and learning tidbits about anything and everything. She enjoys piña coladas, but not so much getting caught in the rain. 





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REBECCA RICHARD

Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Rebecca grew up having a multicultural backyard sprawling with art and eccentric characters. She studied Art History and Sculpture at Hunter College before heading for travels in South America. When returning to New York, she started assisting an array of artists where she contributed in fabrication and discussions of form and theory. Rebecca has since moved to LA where you can find her collaborating with close friends and contemplating a number of theories and philosophies, but, only when there aren’t any waves to be surfed.   






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