Workstead, the Brooklyn design studio known for its thoughtful conversions of historic buildings into sublime contemporary spaces—from Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel to Park Slope’s One Prospect Park West condominiums—has launched a lighting collection inspired by the studio’s hospitality projects.
The Orbit, a modern interpretation of an early American candle form, was originally created for Rivertown Lodge in Hudson. Signal, their version of the iconic globe light, was born from a collaboration with Urban Electric when designing the Dewberry Hotel in Charleston.
Workstead is also fresh off the publication of the brand’s first monograph, Workstead: Interiors of Beauty and Necessity (Rizzoli, New York, 2021). “We approach our interior design projects with two opposing forces at play—the idea of beauty, or material depth, and the idea of utility, or necessity,” says Robert Highsmith, who cofounded the studio in 2009. “Lighting necessitates breaking down the scale of space by introducing layers, but it also provides an opportunity to make a statement on the scale of an object.”