On My Desk: Inside The Creative Space at Studio Collective

We love taking readers inside the office spaces of some of LA’s coolest creatives. Recently, we’ve noticed the design work of a team called Studio Collective, who have been nailing the California esthetic in new and exciting ways in hotspots all over the city.  Having just completed the design for Brent Bolthouse’s much buzzed about new beach bar, The Bungalow at the Fairmont in Santa Monica, this team has made it’s mark on LA in just the few short years it’s been designing.

That’s not to say this team of three – Adam Goldstein, Leslie Kale and Christian Schulz – are new to the design game. With years of experience under their belts working for renowned names like Frank Gehry, Ian Schrager and Kelly Wearstler, this team is proving their skills in spaces all over the city and we knew that taking a peek into their creative spaces would be right up our alley. Studio Collective is a true colony of designers. In the office on any given day you might find landscape designers, architects and planners of all sorts working on some of the coolest projects and most beautiful homes across Los Angeles. Inspiration boards of every shape and size line the walls, including everything from blueprints of multi-level gardens to the textures and materials planned for refurbishing one of Hollywood’s most classic music venues. We thought perhaps we’d walked into the brick and mortar of pinterest itself!

To get a truly in-depth look at Studio Collective’s work just take in a night at a one of LA’s hottest night spots. Check out their work at the Roosevelt’s Spare Room, The Bungalow at the Fairmont, or even high above a Laker’s game at Staples Center’s Hyde Lounge.

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  1. Who are your favorite designers? We want to know!
    Tell us about your favorite interiors in your city… And check out our posts from Guest Editor Kelly Wearstler too!

    The Chalkboard | 01.23.2013 | Reply
  2. I’d have far more respect for this design team if they actually appreciated and honoured handmade quality goods. Instead of ordering my Dune tile last year, they chose to buy ‘samples’ from me, which hey then passed on to copy directly a few thousand times… weak moves for what looks like a strong and creative studio.

    Stephen Lindsay | 12.31.2014 | Reply

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