Mill Valley kitchen Photo: Rien van Rijthoven
Christopher C. Deam is a designer and architect whose work spans from architecture, interiors, transportation, product design, inventive research to whatever is next. His work reveals a refined yet powerful vision over an expanding array of innovative projects and builds upon the aesthetic standards and exquisite restraint of previous modern masters. His thinking reflects the core values of an artist who believes in design that is direct, honest and unadorned. Deam's quest to make his design "essential" is characterized by the reduction of design elements to gracefully reveal an enduring beauty that rests in utility.
His awards include two Good Design Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum, the George Nelson Award, three ICFF Editor's Awards, and an AIA Honor Award. His work has been shown internationally and is part of the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Denver Art Museum. His clients include Herman Miller, Airstream, Target, Dwell, DWR, Heath Ceramics, Loll, Kenworth, Hyundai, Breckenridge, Dune, Lolah, Pure Design, Idee, and David Design. Additionally, he works with private clients in many different scales.
Mr. Deam also serves on the Board of Directors for the Headlands Center for the Arts.
Mill Valley kitchen detail: A marble slab backsplash highlights the ebonized cabinetry. Photo: Rien van Rijthoven
Belvedere living room: This light filled home on the Belvedere lagoon was built using the highest standards of sustainability without sacrificing style. Photo: Christopher C. Deam
Belvedere shower: A glass enclosed shower is like stepping outside. Photo: Todd Hido
Belvedere lagoon: The house's orientation takes advantage of the view of Mt. Tamalpais. Photo: Christopher C. Deam
Belvedere table: Custom dining table. Photo: Christopher C. Deam
Airstream Bambi: Christopher C. Deam designed line of trailers for Airstream. CCD international, Iternational Signature Series, and Airstream Sterling. Photo: Charles Thompson
Airstream Sterling: The newest production interiors for Airstream. Photo: Christopher C. Deam
Breckenridge Park Trailer: A 400sf Recreation Park Trailer produced by Breckenridge. Photo: Christopher C. Deam
Mill Valley courtyard: This home is organized around a rear courtyard. A large pivoting door creates a truly indoor/outdoor home. Photo: Rien van Rijthoven