PELLE was formed in 2011 by Jean and Oliver Pelle who wanted to approach design in a highly personal way. With Jean’s penchant for objects, interiors and making, and Oliver’s love of form, built structure and geometry, the partners believe that design seeks an interdisciplinary approach in order to create environments that have richness and meaning. With that belief, their design studio practices in the fields of product, furniture, interior and architectural design where each area is a source of inspiration for the other.
PELLE has begun architectural design services for a historic private residence in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The house was originally conceived in the mid-sixties by the architect Louis Sauer who had received the Progressive Architecture Design Award for its design. The 1960s portion of the building wraps around the outer stone wall remains of an old cotton mill from the 18th century.
In 2011, PELLE opened their first showroom on Red Hook’s main street, Van Brunt St. The 700 sq. ft. storefront space was formerly a clothing boutique that required a complete interior renovation to suit the needs of a lighting and furniture showroom. The design and renovation was completed within a 2 week schedule and on a shoestring construction budget. Later in 2012, PELLE relocated their showroom into the same building as their design office and manufacturing studios so that all three spaces could be housed under the same roof. To view before and after photos of the Van Brunt showroom, see our journal post here.
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- Private Residence in New Hope, PA
- PELLE Showroom in Brooklyn, NY
- Storefront in Brooklyn, NY
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