The Wythe Hotel.

About the Firm

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The Old American Can Factory
232 Third Street, A116
Brooklyn, NY 11215
T 347-294-0145
Services Offered


Furniture Design

Interior Design

Regions Served

New York City & Mid-Atlantic

San Francisco & Bay Area

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Workstead is a design firm, founded in 2009 by Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Andrew Highsmith. They were joined by Ryan Mahoney, also a graduate of the RISD Architecture program, in 2010. Their studios are located in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley, where they focus on architectural and interior design, lighting, furniture, and exhibitions. Workstead’s aim is to design responsible works that create a sense of place for both the objects they contain and the people that experience them. Their palette is strong and rich, yet simple and efficient. In 2011, Workstead designed the public spaces for The Wythe Hotel, Williamsburg’s first boutique hotel. While at home in Brooklyn, Workstead currently has projects in New York City, Upstate New York, Connecticut, and Oklahoma. The company’s lighting is sold online at, and through stores in New York CIty and Los Angeles. Their installations can be found in the collection of Barneys COOP, Levi’s, Facebook, and in private residences all over the world.

Photography by Matthew Williams except where noted.