THE DESIGN COLLECTIVE
We consider every object in our product portfolio to be a signature piece. Therefore, we have assembled a group of renowned designers from various fields of focus, geographies, and industry backgrounds to assure that we are collaborating for art and innovation. Our mission is to capture this mix of bold talent, creative energy, and master craftsmanship in order to present the best-in-class of boutique furnishings.
Elliot Eakin
Elliot Eakin's designs are about more than just furniture. They embody the belief that beautiful furniture can–and should–still be practical, elegant, and approachable. Founded in 2013, Elliot Eakin Furniture makes its mark on the design world by creating unique accent pieces, heightened with renewed classical elements. Conceived for wide appeal in the high-end market, these pieces offer the ideal balance of unparalleled design and a flexibility only customized pieces can provide–giving interior designers an exciting new source to meet client demands and satisfy discerning tastes. It begins with a fresh perspective from an experienced eye, and it's what makes Elliot Eakin a unique, exciting talent in today’s design landscape.
Laney Builteman
Drawing inspiration from her love of animals, nature and travel, Laney strives to design elegant and imaginative furniture solutions. Laney has created new furniture lines and collaborated on custom projects with an array of clients, including Rockwell Group, HDR, and Robert AM Stern. Examples of her work appear in projects ranging from a five-star property on Vancouver Island to cutting-edge healthcare facilities and universities across the US. Laney received a bachelor’s degree in interior design and a master’s degree in furniture design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Scott Mason
Scott Mason is an award-winning industrial designer who creates furniture that is functional, beautiful, and timeless. Founder of Scott Mason Design, LLC in Washington, DC, he designs contemporary furniture and provides simple, elegant solutions for today’s interiors. A former exhibit designer for the National Aquarium in Baltimore and an illustrator/animator for NASA, Scott also has designed garden furniture, consumer products, toys, and medical instruments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Bridgeport and is past Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America.
Preben Mehren

Preben Mehren is a Norwegian designer, entrepreneur and co-founder of Objekt, which integrates commercial products with sustainability and social values for everyday applications.

Preben was born in 1976 into the family’s furniture business, Sandella, which is North Europe’s largest independent moulded foam company with plants in Norway, Sweden and Lithuania. Preben attended Norwegian Marketing College to hone his skills for the design field. Formally entering the contract design industry in 2002, he evolved his design process by combining metal inserts with foam to create sculptural elements which is reflected in the Chip chair.   

In 2018, Mehren founded the furniture brand company, Objekt (www.objekt.as) with two industry veterans as co-partners. Objekt is a lifestyle brand that produces ,“Everyday objects, for everyday use. – Home and Work". 

David Fox

For over 20 years, David Fox has cultivated a design brand based upon his vision of timeless simplistic designs with a strong emphasis on long-term visual harmony. From the age of 16, David’s skills as an industrial designer were heavily influenced by his artistic mother and engineer father. From an early age, he had no reservations about the path he would follow.       

Founding David Fox Design Studio in Leeds, England has allowed David to realize his design goals with many of the top furniture brands from around the world.  Today, David calls Leeds his home with his children and an inspiring product design studio.

Robert Cox
Residential Interiors, Hospitality, Multifamily Residential and Workplace, they combine the new and historic by bringing together new designs with antiques, vintage furnishings and art. The resulting spaces bring together a fresh mix of the high tech juxtaposed with the historical, which are unique and compelling, warm and approachable. Robert Cox’s design approach is inspired by referencing historic models and transforming them thru a contemporary filter that creates a familiar, yet new that are suited to multiple project types. Working with numerous artisans, craftspeople and workrooms that lend their knowledge to their design work, informs how we approach the making of something into a truly collaborative and celebratory process. 
Michael Graves Design
Donald Strum
With Michael Graves Design since 1984, Donald Strum is the Principal in charge of product, furniture, and graphic design and has played a key role in the development and the success of the firm’s product design practice. In 1997, under the leadership of Mr. Strum, the firm began a relationship with Target stores that led to what many in the critical press have hailed as, “the democratization of design”. Mr. Strum and his product design group have brought over 2,000 consumer products to market over the past three decades.
 
Robert Van Varick
With Michael Graves Design since 2003, Rob passionately believes design has the power to positively impact people’s lives. His mission is to apply the right blend of research, psychology, creativity and strategy so that root causes are identified, allowing the best solution to be designed. Well-rounded solutions require multi-disciplinary input and collaboration. As a partner at MGA&D, Rob works with architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers, researchers and strategists all focused on one goal: enhancing the human experience at every scale.
Christophe Pillet
Lucidity of expression and the search for simplicity are the key principles in the work of Christophe Pillet the elegance is optimized. Pillet’s perfect command of sensuality and refinement has made him one of the rare French designers who have gained global recognition designing hotels, boutiques and directing artistic projects in the USA, Great-Britain and Japan. He has won international acclaim for the spectrum and quality of his creations. Architecture, objects, furniture, artistic direction, his signature is invariably associated with the finest brands: Lacoste, Jean-Claude Jitrois, Catherine Malandrino, Lancel, Le Tannneur International.
Debra Lehman-Smith
Debra Lehman-Smith studied Interior Architecture at the University of Kentucky. Teaming up with James B. McLeish in 1998, Lehman-Smith + McLeish was formed. Ms. Lehman-Smith is known within the business and design communities for her ability to merge her clients' objectives and aesthetic preferences. Her clients include corporations such as Gannett/USA Today, General Dynamics and Goldman Sachs, and international law firms.
Roger Crowley
Roger Crowley is an architect working in New York City. He received degrees in architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and Princeton University, and is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, having been awarded the 1984-86 Rome Prize in architecture. He has taught architectural design and graduate courses on history and design of furniture in the architecture schools of Princeton, Harvard and Yale Universities. Roger Crowley has received several awards for furniture design and his work has appeared in numerous American and European publications.

He is the founder of Roger Crowley Furniture, an independent furniture brand devoted to synthesizing essential characteristics of classical and modern models to satisfy contemporary need. Roger’s designs have a strong sculptural presence which is open to a wide range of interpretation with the customer's own materials and finishes.
Fabio Di Bartolomei
Born in Udine (Italy), where he presently lives and works, Fabio di Bartolomei founded his own firm of interior decoration which cooperates with other design firms in New York (USA), Brendale, Brisbane, Qld (Australia) and Warsaw (Poland). He works mainly in the field of architecture and interior design, projecting buildings and pieces of furniture both public and private. The guidelines of his creative thinking are related mainly to the requirements human beings have in relationship to the habitat they live in. From these evaluations he has developed a harmonic balance between design and functionality, which is clearly represented in his design works. He is active in industrial design, graphic projects, interior decoration, and exhibition presentations.