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, interior projects, and landscape projects.

~ Mariah Nielson

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The Office of Charles de Lisle
60 Gate 5 Road, Unit d
Sausalito, CA 94965
T: (415) 565-6767
F: (415) 565-6701


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Photographers that have assisted in making our projects beautiful:
Angie Cao
Art Gray
Argast Photography
Audrey Hall
Cesar Rubio
Laure Joliet
Daniel Dent
David Duncan Livingston
Dustin Aksland
Leslie Williamson
Matthew Millman
Peter Norman
Rebecca Kmiec
Tim Street-Porter
Victor Benitez
William Abranowicz


AD100 2021, what an honor again!




Catch the California Spirit in the SFDC Sessions webcast. It was a pleasure chatting with Gary Hutton and Alisa Carroll.




A quick Quarantine Catch-up with C Magazine.




We’re so excited to be included in the 2020 AD100!

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Check out our “Cost-Cutting Hacks” in AD PRO today.




To say we’re honored to have a project in this amazing book is a major understatement.

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SPACES Magazine ventured out to Sonoma County to check out the “Back to Basics” charm of Charles’ getaway.  Coincidentally, one of our collaborations with Mork Ulnes Architects is featured in the same issue.

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The summer issue of CA Home & Design is out. Grab a copy for a look at one of our fun SF projects.

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Pick up a copy of this Sunday’s NY Times for a My Space story on Charles’ off the grid getaway.

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Check out this fun pairing in AD PRO today.

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We’re so honored and thankful to our peers for naming Charles as the ‘Most Inspiring Designer’ in the CA Home + Design 2019 Award Issue.

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Congrats to our friends at The Future Perfect on the opening of the new Casa Perfect in NYC. The 40′ Linden Ivy Chandelier is a great addition to the David Chipperfield Staircase.

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We are so very honored to be included in the AD100 top designers and architects for 2019.

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For all the lovers of pink, our Castro project shows it off on domino. 

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Charles’ home made a quick appearance on the 1stdibs blog this week.

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We are very excited to have our project in the October Issue of Architectural Digest. Read the story here.

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See this quick interview with Charles in the Real Estate section of the NY Times to get great tips on choosing outdoor dining chairs.

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Come see the unveiling of the Linden Lighting Line, designed by Charles for The Future Perfect. It is on display at the New York Gallery for NY Design Week 2018.

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Pick up a copy of the March issue of 3D Magazine to read a great article about our collaboration with Rachel Comey on the design of her NYC and LA shops.

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Today’s Designer Spotlight in the 1stdibs Introspective Magazine is shining on Charles. Read the great in-depth article here.

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Our profile in the DECASO Society Pages is up. A nice collection of a few of our projects.

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Don’t miss a sneak peak of the new Charles de Lisle lighting line for the The Future Perfect in the November issue of Elle Decor.

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Dwell launched the “Creatives of the Bay Area Series” starting with Charles and his house. Read the story here.

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“A Light Touch,” an article featuring one of our latest projects, was published in the SF Cottages & Gardens September issue.

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Another great article on Charles’ house, this time from Yellowtrace.

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The New York Times Style Magazine picked the new Rachel Comey store as one of the New, Transporting LA Boutiques to Shop Now.

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Rachel Comey store is one of the “Style findings: daily dispatches from the Wallpaper* fashion team”




The news is spreading fast. Read more about the Rachel Comey Melrose Place store on Racked and LA Canvas.




Our new collaboration with Rachel Comey opened on Melrose Place in Los Angeles.  Get the latest info at

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Look for our new Cast Bronze lamps at the goop MRKT in San Francisco.

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Lalo! is a great place to grab dinner in Mexico City and the Eater guide agrees.

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David Alhadeff, founder of The Future Perfect, introduces Charles’ house to the Wall Street Journal in this great article on California Modernism.

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Rachel Comey Goes West, and we are excited to collaborate on the second retail location for her amazing collection. Get the latest scoop in the BOF News. 




Sneak peak of artwork by Jenny Sharaf for the Cultured Magazine booth we are collaborating on for the 2016 FOG Design + Art Fair.

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Sight Unseen reveals we Killed it on Pinterest in 2015 with Rachel Comey & Elizabeth Roberts.

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Getting Plastered with the Elsie Lamp and Phoenix Day on page 26 in California Homes Magazine this fall.

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Preview of our recent project. Custom door made from sail materials.

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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.

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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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“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.




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