What We Think

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. Workstead's aim is to design responsible, context driven 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.


In 2012, Workstead designed the public spaces for the highly acclaimed Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. They are currently working on commercial and residential projects in New York and Charleston. The studio's lighting can be found in showrooms around the world or online. Their installations can be found in the collections of Barneys, Facebook, Levi's, Google, Yelp, the Harpoon Brewery, and in private residences all over the world

What We Think

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. Workstead's aim is to design responsible, context driven 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.


In 2012, Workstead designed the public spaces for the highly acclaimed Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. They are currently working on commercial and residential projects in New York and Charleston. The studio's lighting can be found in showrooms around the world or online. Their installations can be found in the collections of Barneys, Facebook, Levi's, Google, Yelp, the Harpoon Brewery, and in private residences all over the world