As a design obsessive, I am constantly on the hunt for innovative sources of inspiration. While doing some research on The Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, I stumbled across the remarkable work of Brooklyn design firm, Workstead.
Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Andrew Highsmith, are the original force behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009. Ryan Mahoney, also a graduate of RISD, joined them in 2010.
Their studios are located in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley, where they focus on architectural and interior design, lighting, furniture, and exhibitions. Workstead’s aim is to design responsible works that create a sense of place for both the objects they contain and the people that experience them. Their palette is strong and rich, yet simple and efficient. Refined lines, unified functional elements, and quality materials are all characteristics of their work.
Workstead has always operated on different levels, an architecture and interior design studio along with an impressive line of lighting and furniture. They are currently expanding their repertoire to Jewellery design.