WHO WE ARE
Workstead is an award-winning, multidisciplinary design firm established in 2009. Since its founding, Workstead has earned acclaim for one-of-a-kind projects that are comprehensive in vision and exacting in detail. Stefanie Brechbuehler,
Robert Highsmith, and Ryan Mahoney oversee Workstead’s creative practice from studios in Brooklyn and Hudson, New York.
Workstead’s Brooklyn studio, which focuses on interior and building commissions, is sought-after by homeowners and hospitality entrepreneurs for evocative
places that reflect the spirit of the client, site, and community. The restraint of Workstead-designed hotels, restaurants, and residences allows each element of a space to clearly narrate its provenance and craftsmanship. From new hotel concepts to house decoration, the studio combines beauty and necessity in its work.
Workstead dedicates its Hudson, New York, studio and showroom to lighting. Workstead conceives lighting for its own interiors and building projects, and it designs lighting collections for online sale to trade professionals and retail consumers. As visual statements and tactile objects, Workstead’s luminaires embody longevity in design and construction. In large-scale lighting commissions, they contribute vitally to an interior’s atmosphere and performance.
Throughout its body of work, Workstead engages in a design process that is both disciplined and deeply collaborative. The outcomes of those efforts weave reverence for historic precedent, progressive expression, and authentic materiality into places of stunning longevity.
WHAT WE DO
INTERIOR AND BUILDING DESIGN
Project Conceptualization through Working Drawings
Globally Recognized Lighting Collections
Custom Lighting Design & Fabrication
The New York Times, November 2020