During 2019 NYCxDESIGN through September, Henrybuilt present Common Ground, a showroom installation by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, who conceived the show based on their history working with Henrybuilt and the resulting overlap of the two brands’ values, references, and methodologies. Ladies & Gentlemen will be featuring new lighting and styled vignettes with object by Origin throughout the gallery space, responding to the Henrybuilt system’s elegant functionality by complementing it with organic forms and soft materiality.
Common Ground will mark a reconnection of the two brands’ creative roots that can be traced back to their beginnings in Seattle, Washington. Davis, co-founder of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio began his design career as an intern at Henrybuilt in 2005. Davis worked closely with founder Scott Hudson to articulate the foundational standards of Henrybuilt’s system. Lee, Davis’s co-founder at Ladies & Gentlemen, was pivotal in the development of leather products for the company. In addition to fostering significant growth for the Henrybuilt brand, their six-year working relationship provided Davis and Lee with the philosophical and practical knowledge upon which they based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio’s driving principles. This installation will reflect this by highlighting the intersection of the brands’ work in shaping beautifully functional spaces that celebrate elegance and simplicity.