Hawkins New York was born out of a palpable void in the lifestyle market for quality, accessible, home goods. Citing a lack of range in small-scale home goods production, Hawkins was founded on the aim to incorporate the concept of artisanal collective production, while maintaining a modern sensibility in design.
Built by the couple Nicholas Blaine and Paul Denoly, the brand is an all-encompassing marriage of their two design aesthetics. Nick, coming from a fashion and visual merchandising background brings a taste for clean, modern, and muted design. Paul, comes from a background in product development and buying. He offers a strong sensibility for color, texture, and organic form. In this vein, their line was born out of not only a feeling of necessity, but out of a personal lifestyle that presents a compelling confluence of design, place, + life.
They have in just five years time, built a brand that's become a solid reference point in American design. They're now splitting their time between New York, where they have stores in the city and in Hudson, and Los Angeles, where they've just opened their largest store and first on the West Coast at ROW DTLA. These images were courtesy taken via Need Supply this month, they hung out for an afternoon with Paul in the Hudson store and then met up with Nick in L.A. for a long chat about what it's taken to grown the brand, where you can read the post here.