After a five-month trip to Finland for his graduate thesis research in 2005, Chad Robertson and his wife, Emily, returned to the States with a fascination for Finnish saunas. "Sauna has been and still is a part of daily life and culture in Finland," Chad explains. "It's both a personal and a communal experience that feels wonderful and encourages good health." Now co-owners of the Seattle furniture and design studio Chadhaus, the couple found that their Scandinavian experiences served them well when, six years later, one of their repeat clients asked them to design a sauna for their backyard. The clients had several specific requests - including a pivot door, a shower head with a pull chain, and space to recline - but let the Robertsons take the lead on aesthetics.More
Chadhaus, a young Seattle furniture upstart (we first covered them in 2009), has evolved into a quietly sophisticated design shop with clients such as Olson Kundig Architects. Here, our favorite current pieces.More
We're honored and excited to be included in this list of 14 smart products that are made in the U.S.A. According to the post, the collection is composed of "American-made finds, handpicked by the Dwell editors." This is what they had to say about our Loft Bed:
“The elegant and minimalist Loft bed by Seattle-based Chadhaus has been paired down even further in a new version that comes without drawers on the underside.”
The Loft Bed featured is made from solid whitewashed poplar. Read more about the bed or place an order through our online store.More
When a single piece of furniture serves multiple purposes it can be hard to find a design that doesn’t completely sacrifice form for function, but here are five modern storage beds that manage to both look and function beautifully. Using materials such as raw or salvaged wood coupled with clean lines and smart design, these five stand out above the rest.Thanks so much, AT!! The loft bed is made to order and available for purchase here.More
Our newest bed from the recently added Hanko series was spotted by the Gray blog and featured in a product spotlight this week!
This is what they had to say about the piece:
Well, doesn't this look like the embodiment of a solid night's sleep? Those on the hunt for a minimalist platform bed are in luck with the new Hanko Bed from Seattle's Chadhaus. The Hanko is not just a fine heirloom piece, but it puts to bed the idea that minimal platform can't have huge presence. From $4,000 at Chadhaus.
Check out the bed and learn more about finishes and sizes here.More
In May 2014, our Loft Dresser was featured in the Seattle Magazine article "Must-Have Bedroom Furniture: New Locally Made Dresser."
Complimenting the clean lines and simplicity of the dresser, Seattle Mag style editor Ali Brownrigg asked about the design idea behind the Loft Dresser.
“A dresser provides a great vertical plane to showcase the beautiful wood we use, and we take particular care in composing the parts into the whole. We love this piece” – Emily Robertson
We are grateful to be included in our local magazine, and we look forward to sharing this beautiful piece of furniture with consumers worldwide.More
Family-made vacation home: Six designers—all related—create the ultimate labor of love: their shared vacation home on Washington’s Whidbey Island
We are honored to have our family cabin featured in the June 2013 issue of Sunset Magazine. Two wonderful days were spent with the Sunset staff, who captured plenty of flattering images of our family cabin on Whidbey Island. Here are a few excerpts from the piece:
Investing in an heirloom Every inch of the 1,200-square-foot home is Robertson made. Don, a master electrician, handled the electrical and plumbing systems, while Suzy led the decorating. Nick and Isabelle, who run architecture and design studio Piano Nobile, gave input on the structure and provided textiles. Chad and Emily, owners of furniture studio Chadhaus, crafted many of the furnishings. As a result, the cabin isn’t just an escape but an heirloom. “This is something we want in our family for a long time,” says Chad.More
Elle Décor invited interior designers Shawn Henderson and Marie Turner Carson to distinguish crucial nighttime essentials for the bedroom, and our Loft Side Table made the cut! Praising the “Zen, relaxed feel”, Henderson and Carson point out that the bulk of the beauty is in the first-rate craftsmanship.
"The design is simple, so it's all about the natural wood grain."
Read the original article here.More