A couple weeks ago, we were invited to give a talk over at Smart Design in New York. Our longtime (we’re talking first year design school) friends Jason Walzer and Andrea Floren asked us to share our process, along with some of the inspiration we’ve found thus far on our trip. Of course we were happy to do so, with one stipulation: that we could come by early and get a tour of their amazing shop.
Open, airy, thoughtful and functional, Smart has crafted a welcoming work environment at their fantastic Hudson River location. This is one of those places that just breathes good design. Hearing the team discuss their process, you find yourself captivated by the thoughtfulness and research that goes into every stage of their projects.
It’s certainly intimidating to address a crew like that, and only more so since their San Francisco office was also online for our first-ever live video broadcast. Our only hope is that our tales of design and inspiration some how got the team excited in their own quest to create great work.