Posts in Spotlight on Seattle
Spotlight: Seattle Stair & Design

The Architectural Theatrics of Shawn Christman & His Team

It is integral to the act of creating architecture, the opportunity for theatrics. To re-imagine a ho hum activity, a task embedded in the grind of the day to day normality, instead as a performance, becoming a skit more art than function, more extraordinary than hum drum, more unique than ordinary. The function of Architecture enables the occupant the distinct luxury of feeling that they’d never before been part of such a fancy even though the hidden reality is that they’d performed the same task day in and day out.

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Spotlight: Phloem Studio

Contemporary Furniture Collaborations by Benjamin Klebba

With its foundation deeply rooted in past experiences, in the influences of friends and family, and Klebba's own professional journey (he found his starts in Chicago crafting luthier acoustic guitars), the catalog of works that define Phloem Studio remain the epitome of timeless, refusing to be defined by any one trend or fad.  The ability to transcend popular styles and the ever changing tastes of the elevated consumer is becoming ever so rare in our disposable marketplace.

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Spotlight: Birdloft's Nimbus Cloud Table

Custom Furniture by Jeff Libby & Adrienne Wicks

There are two things to keep in mind today.  One, it is raining here in Seattle (though this is never news).  Two, the raw edge is simply one of our favorite design trends for 2015. Blame it on the cloudy sky but with these two facts in mind, it should only make more sense why we chose to make the Nimbus Cloud Coffee Table by artists Jeff Libby and Adrienne Wicks, the creative talent behind Tacoma based Birdloft, the focus of our very first Seattle spotlight. Of course we know that Birdloft's Washington home isn't exactly Seattle proper.  However, Tacoma is, in the words of someone much smarter than us, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the CGID headquarters and, for those in search of something unique to bring into their home, worth the distance.

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