Originally from Orlando, Lauren Bradshaw learned the ropes from her designer mom before earning a business degree, launching a children’s company and cutting her teeth in L.A. Landing in Nashville in 2016, Bradshaw became part of the first wave of designers to usher in a West Coast bent. It was while seeking out special makers in the area that she discovered Scheibe Design, composed of father-son duo Tres and Nate Scheibe. Years in the making, the trio’s first five-piece capsule collection formally launched this fall. Below, Bradshaw explains how it came to be.
What triggered this collaboration? After so much sourcing for clients without finding what I wanted, then commissioning the Scheibes to create it custom, I thought starting our own line would be a great way to produce pieces that are beautiful, functional, interesting and memorable.
Did you always want to design furniture? Sculpture is my favorite medium; I love to puzzle over how things fit together in 3D. I appreciate that Nate and Tres care about materiality and proportions as much as I do.
The aesthetic of these pieces is one of soft modernism, with minimal embellishment. We were going for Swedish Art Deco, chunky and sort of Brutalist, but with feminine curves to soften it. The white oak has a California feel—without trying too hard.
Are additional designs on tap? We’ll add to the core collection with about two pieces per year. Next on the list is a credenza version of the Hastings cabinet, then a smaller drinks table that incorporates marble, because I love stone so much; I want to do a limited run of five pieces once I find the right specimen. I also hope to do a jewelry-inspired side table using gemstones.