Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Brendan's work is always simple yet thoughtful. It doesn't have the pretension that I see in other modern pieces, which is probably why I'm drawn to it. Here's a look in his LA River adjacent studio. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Drew Tewksbury
Published 09 Sept 2015, Artbound

Ravenhill Studios' second floor office space. | Photo: Carren Jao.
For industrial designer Brendan Ravenhill, the manufacturing process is a welcome counterpoint in his practice. "I loved the idea of designing for mass production," says the designer. "Rather than one-off objects where complex construction or subtle details result in greater cost, making multiples allows you to obsess over the little moments and once these are resolved take those decision to scale."

Rather than eschew the sometimes maligned mass manufacturing process, Ravenhill uses it to his advantage. He designs thoughtful lighting and furniture, by first taking prototypes as far as he can as an artisan, and then finally producing multiples with the help of informed local manufacturers. [read more]


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