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




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


For all press inquiries contact
Natalie Shirinian / Nes Creative Services
T: (213) 598-5512

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

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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
Argast Photography
Audrey Hall
Cesar Rubio
David Duncan Livingston
Dustin Aksland
Leslie Williamson
Matthew Millman
Peter Norman
Tim Street-Porter


Pick up a copy of the Fall 2015 edition of the California Home & Design for another look at Charles’ home.

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Charles is curating our friend Rick Yoshimoto’s exhibition at the Bolinas Museum. Come see his great works June  20th – August 15th. Opening event is on June 20th, 3-5 PM.


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Grab the Sunday edition of the SF Chronicle on May 31st for a walk through Charles’ house.

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Our Table no. 8 is representing the Shaker Heritage in the Interni Magazine this month.

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Pick up a copy of AD Spain for an article on Charles’ house.

AD Spain May 2015




Take a tour of our Rincon Point project on Houzz. 


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Charles is the Designer Crush this week at California Home + Design.




Exciting news. Our friends at Maximo are opening a new pizzeria Lalo! Read the scoop in the New York Times blog.





Our Hex Table Lamp makes and appearance in the Designer Goods sections of the New York Cottages & Garderns Magazine.


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More excitement about the opening of the new Rachel Comey Store in SoHo on KNSTRCT.




Surface Magazine calls the Rachel Comey Store a “Refuge From the Norm” in this month’s issue.



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Rachel Comey Store is a hot spot in the September issue of Interior Design.



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The Linden Chandelier is one of the Beautiful Modern Chandeliers at Apartment Therapy.



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We are on the list of Mountain Living Magazine’s Top Mountain Interior Designers.


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



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


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The Maximo story is in the Huffington Post this week.




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

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


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

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More scoop on Rachel Comey’s new Store in W Magazine.





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

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


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


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

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


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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.





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






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

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

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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.




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

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

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

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

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This month in Elle Decor @The Future Perfect






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





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






From friends of The Future Perfect, as seen in Remodelista

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




Santa Barbara with Leslie Williamson





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