Ep. 4: Brendan Ravenhill

Los Angeles-based lighting and furniture designer Brendan Ravenhill is leading an interesting life. From a youth in West Africa, to running a growing studio in Los Angeles, he's made stops along the way that involve lobstering, boat-building, academia and a Schindler house. 

In this episode, Brendan reveals how profound grief led him to find solace in making things with his hands. While he's got a rigorous work-ethic, play tops his list of to-dos. He shares with us the story of his unusual courtship with his now-wife, and melts us like buerre with his French. Listen now:

I just kind of grew up always being the weight on the end of the board as he cut it, or the person getting him nails that fell on the ground, the little boy just at his father’s workbench.
— Brendan Ravenhill
Studio Double Pivot Chandelier

Studio Double Pivot Chandelier

Grain Drum Pendant

Grain Drum Pendant

Brendan talks about the experience of raising a barn and meeting someone special. With that come-hither gaze, I'm guessing that was his future-wife taking the picture...

Brendan Ravenhill raises a barn and lands a wife

Brendan Ravenhill raises a barn and lands a wife

Fresh off his recent visit to his childhood town in Cote d'Ivoire, Brendan shares these compelling images with us. 

Scenes from Côte d'Ivoire

Scenes from Côte d'Ivoire

For more on Brendan Ravenhill Studio visit brendanravenhill.com. Keep tabs on Brendan or Brendan Ravenhill Studio on Instagram.

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Special thanks to Chris Modl of Yore Studio for editing this episode.
Music in this episode courtesy of El Ten Eleven—hear more on Bandcamp.
Shoutout to Jenny Rask for designing the Clever logo.