Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson know how to make an impression and have since they began sharing their sumptuous lighting and design objects. Est Managing Director Miffy Coady briefly met the charismatic duo late last year, when they graced the Thanksgiving dinner held by Criteria Collection under the warmth of their own creations. This was an exciting time for the designers, who had just opened their monastic LA Showroom in Hollywood – one of many brave moves they’ve made over the years.
The recent unveiling of the Apparatus Showroom in Hollywood was described as their ‘Californian homecoming’, after the pair moved from Los Angeles eight years ago to New York City to forge a new career. It’s a journey we’ve followed here at est after first sharing Apparatus’ New York showroom and the couple’s unconventional path into product design. While growing to more than 60 employees may have changed things slightly for the brand, artistic and cultural influences still reign supreme, just as the narrative of originality, quality and beauty their soulful objects pertain.
After admiring their lighting found in so many homes on est, we were fortunate to chat with Gabriel about the beginnings of Apparatus, favouring time-honoured materials, the inspiration behind their unique collections and what’s next for the integral design leaders. Prepare yourselves – a new furniture collection is on the horizon.