Design Within Reach, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Client

Design Within Reach

Role

Design Architect, Interior Designer

Team

Lighting: LightStudioLA, MEP: Gausman & Moore, Architect of Record: Tef design

Type

Renovation, New Construction

Program

Commercial Retail

Completed

2015

Size

6,940 Sq. ft.

About the Project

The Berkeley Studio occupies a newly expanded space on Fourth Street, a historic shopping district that is home to a range of retail stores and restaurants. The Studio, recently doubled in size, impresses even on approach with expansive windows and a massive Light Cloud of more than 100 pendant lamps suspended over its entry. Inside, a big assortment of sofas, lounge chairs, dining chairs, dining tables, desks, lamps and accessories represent the largest assortment of authentic modern design in the world, arranged into 28 fully realized rooms. A 30-foot Swatch Wall at the entrance shows off hundreds of upholstery options, and task chairs are amply displayed, along with rich storage, workspace and outdoor solutions.

Inspiration