PELLE was founded in 2011 by partners Jean and Oliver Pelle. Their studio practice integrates artistic exploration with architectural integrity to offer an original collection of hand-produced, professionally refined lighting, furniture, and objects. PELLE’s work combines the unique visions of its founders, interweaving an aesthetic of man-made craft with one of delicate, organic forms to create a multi-faceted collection of works united by a reverence for technical mastery and innovation.
Located in Brooklyn, the PELLE studio comprises a lighting fabrication studio, a research and prototyping studio, and a dedicated gallery to display finished pieces. The studio space is structured to support creative experimentation and active making, continually evolving in pursuit of new materials, methods, and ideas.
About Jean & Oliver Pelle
Jean and Oliver Pelle met while pursuing their Master’s in Architecture at Yale University.
Jean Pelle was born in South Korea. The daughter of a professional sculptor, she grew up drawing and painting and often assisted in her father’s sculpture studio. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1999 and her Master of Architecture from Yale University in 2005.
Oliver Pelle was born in Germany. The son of a structural engineer, Oliver has been drawn to geometric principles and systemic structures. An admirer of Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Oliver left Germany to study at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture with Highest Honors in 2000 and earned his Master of Architecture from Yale University in 2004.
Click the heading above to view a short film about our studio which was made for the exhibition Nana Et Nymphaea – A Walk Through A Tropical Painting.
Video by Daniel Seung Lee