Salvaged Woods and Mod Design Meet at Chadhaus
What do you get whe you combine a couple with backgrounds in architecture, art and hands-on craftsmanship? The brilliant collaborative design and furniture studio Chadhaus (Ballard, 908 NW 50th St.; 206.782.4287; chadhaus.com) that is just a bike ride away from their Phinney Ridge home. Chad and Emily Robertson met in architecture school and, for the last five years, have been creating heartfelt modern pieces including dining tables, beds, sideboards and seating options meant to last a lifetime.
Big in their repertoire of materials are Pacific Northwest woods, such as Oregon walnut and sycamore, salvaged from building renovations, and even recycled steel acquired locally. “We try to focus on what we can do locally to reduce our footprint,” says Emily. A standout of their furniture collection is the Anchor Table (16-by-54-by-15-inches high, $2,800), which features a heavy matte black steel base topped by a solid piece of walnut with an inset steel tray, perfect for corralling magazines or artwork. The duo also offers residential design services, and have been taking on dream projects, such as a garage conversion for an artist.
Stop by their busy studio for a first-hand look at their process, or check out their unique inventory at their new online store.
Portrait photo: Charlie Schuck