The Chadwick Studio by Frederick Fisher and Partners

April 1, 2009

Frederick Fisher and Partners designed the Chadwick Studio in Los Angeles, California.

From the architects:

The Chadwick Studio was designed for product and furniture designer, Don Chadwick.
Mr. Chadwick, who designed the famous Aeron Chair made by Herman Miller, sought to have a studio and office on his own private property, located in Sullivan Canyon.

Visit the website of Frederick Fisher and Partners – here.

The new freestanding, 1,800 square foot studio will serve as a design, production and office space for Mr. Chadwick and his staff.  The main programmatic elements of the building include a shop that will hold tools and accommodate product mock-ups, an open studio space that will feature a conference area and a floor-to-ceiling, double-sided bookshelf, and a private office for Mr. Chadwick, located on a mezzanine.  Additional rooms include a kitchen and bathroom.

Nestled into the hillside, the building is longer than it is wide, and bends to follow the natural contours of the canyon.  The contemporary structure has a ranch-style pitched roof that references  similar homes in the neighborhood designed by noted architect Cliff May.   The building’s exterior is comprised of black concrete masonry and natural wood siding.

Project Team: Frederick Fisher, David Ross, Christopher Conolly and Hunter Fleetwood

Photography:  Undine Prohl

Visit the website of Frederick Fisher and Partners – here.