Charles makes…

Charles de Lisle makes furniture, lighting and objects. The things Charles makes are a curious and bold mixture of materials. Utilizing wood, bronze, plaster, metal, textiles, and clay, he alters and combines various mediums to create familiar objects embedded with texture, precision, and imbued character. By merging contradictory materials and unlikely surfaces, Charles produces things to enjoy and use.

Part imagination, part romantic daydreaming, and part mechanical process, Charles is excited by “paradoxes and contradictions; relationships with story threads that tie it all together.” His interests are manifested in designs which reflect his ability to combine the rough with the refined, the hand-hewn with machine-made, and the everyday with the spectacular. Structured and functional but with somehow a hidden undercurrent of exuberance…

some background…

The circumstances of Charles de Lisle’s childhood help explain his creative tendencies. Charles grew up in rural Massachusetts; he spent time exploring factories near his father’s woodworking shop where he collected scraps, bits of industrial products, images, and thoughts. After studying ceramics, Charles moved to California, where he learned how to weld and began fabricating lighting fixtures. Charles started his own office in 2008; a design collective focused on custom fabricated furniture, lighting, decorative arts, and interior projects.

~ Mariah Nielson

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Charles de Lisle Office
249 Hickory St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
T: (415) 565-6767
F: (415) 565-6701
info@cdloffice.com

 

For all press inquiries contact
Natalie Shirinian / Nes Creative Services
T: (213) 598-5512
natalie@nescreativeservices.com

N.Y.                                            L.A.
7 Centre Market Place            849 S. Broadway #502
New York, NY 10013                 Los Angeles, CA 90014

The contents of this site may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form without the permission of the Charles de Lisle Office.
All photography on our website cannot be reproduced without permission of the photographer.

Photographers that have assisted in making our projects beautiful:
Angie Cao
Art Gray
Audrey Hall
Cesar Rubio
David Duncan Livingston
Leslie Williamson
Matthew Millman
Tim Street-Porter

7.31.2014

Our Clay Street project was published in Contemporary European Style Home, a new book circulating in Europe and China.

 

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7.24.2014

Great article on Charles’s house in the New York Times today.

 

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7.16.2014

The Maximo story is in the Huffington Post this week.

 

 

7.14.2014

Our Chainsaw Shelf in the “Recent Acquisitions” at Hedge. 

Chainsaw shelf, Hedge

 

6.27.2014

A visit from Garance Dore at the Rachel Comey Store. Read her blog here.

 

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6.13.2014

Read this great New York Times story of Mexico City by L. Barrigan, including our friends at Maximo Bistrot.

NY Times - Maximo

 

6.12.2014

Exciting news in New York. Opening of the new Rachel Comey Store in SoHo.

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6.1.2014

Linden Chandelier, Table no.8, Hex Table Lamp, and Ringo Bronze Lamp are in the Russian edition of Interni Magazine this month.

 

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5. 30.2014

Table no.8 and a quick interview with Charles in the May/June edition of the Design Bureau Magazine.

 

Design Bureau May-June 2014

 

 

 

3.14.2014

Traditional Home featured one of our projects in the Early Spring Color Edition. Read it on page 95.

 

Traditional Home Spring 2014

 

 

2.24.2014

The Linden Chandelier made an appearance in the March issue of Elle Decor.

Elle Decor 3-2014

 

1.15.2013

 

An interview with Charles was published in the DPages this week.

DPages, Rincon

 

 

1.10.2013

 

Look for our booth at the FOG Design + Art Fair. The Preview Gala is on Thursday evening, January 16th. The fair opens to public January 17 – 19.

 

 

10.30.2013

 

The Trocadero Club opened this week. Look for the scoop in the tablehopper and sf.eater blogs.

Trocadero

 

 

9.26.2013

 

Linden Chandelier is “What’s Hot” in the October issue of the Robb Report.

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9.12.2013

 

A Craftsman’s Journey article about Charles in this month’s issue of the Metropolis Magazine.

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9.9.2013

 

Look for our Chainsaw objects in the upcoming New West Coast Design 2 exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Crafts and Design. October 26, 2013 through January 5, 2014.

 

9.9.2013

 

The Chainsaw Chair was picked as a favorite by one of the designers in the October issue of House Beautiful.

House Beautiful - Chainsaw chair as favorite

 

9.3.2013

 

Charles in the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, picking his fall favorites in Hayes Valley. The Linden Chandelier also got picked as a fall favorite at The Future Perfect.

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8.13.2013

 

Maximo Bistrot Local in The Mexico City Issue of the Swallow Magazine.

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7.17.2013

 

The love for the Linden Chandelier is spreading to Work Magazine.

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6.27.2013

 

In Elle Decor Italia this month. State Bird, Hotel Tomo, and our office.

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5.29.2013

 

This month in Elle Decor @The Future Perfect

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5.23.2013

 

“Embracing the shine” at ICFF with The Future Perfect - from Design Sponge.

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5.17.2013

 

Our Linden Chandelier in NYT – T-Magazine. Available at The Future Perfect

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5.16.2013

 

From friends of The Future Perfect, as seen in Remodelista

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5.15.2013

 

Good news for Maximo Bistrot, Mexico #1 restaurant in Zagat survey.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/zagat-publishes-first-ever-mexico-city-restaurant-survey-203750391.html

 

5.10.2013

 

Santa Barbara with Leslie Williamson

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The little restaurant that could

http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-mexico-city-cafe-woman-drama-20130429,0,919584.story