Workstead is a design studio, founded in 2009 by Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith. From their studios in Brooklyn, NY and Charleston, SC they focus on architectural and interior design, lighting, furniture, and exhibitions.
Our relationship began with a question..."Do you get it?" What followed was an ongoing dialog about our shared design philosophy and sensibilities. They were looking for a portfolio website to showcase their body of work, with added e-commerce functionality, without feeling like a typical online store.
They needed something different. They needed a site that truly reflected their approach to architecture and design, as well as their aim to design responsible, context-driven works that create a sense of place for both the objects they contain and the people that experience them. We developed a site that, like their work, was strong and rich yet simple and efficient.
We gave them a square and allowed all the work to flow out from there.