Doing our part for Authentic Design

Brad Ascalon Studio NYC is pleased to announce its continued support of Be Original Americas, a non-profit organization committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and individuals on the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design while preserving and investing in its future. 

It is with a sense of pride that so many of our own manufacturing partners over the years have become members of this organization, companies like Ligne Roset, Bernhardt Design, Council, Pablo Designs, DWR and others. Many more of our friends and colleagues have signed on alongside of us to support the cause - byAMT, Bill Costa, Josh Mintz and Lisa Roberts are just a few of the many such supporters we're proud to know on both a personal and professional level.

For more information on this organization that we feel is vital to the survival of our industry, visit and discover how you can play a role in its growth and evolution.

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We are honored to be the most recent guest of Jaime Derringer and Amy Devers on the one year anniversary of the duo's amazing podcast, Clever. Tune in for a revealing conversation about life, design and rejection according to Brad Ascalon in the latest episode of Clever, which launches today.

Jaime Derringer is the founder of Design Milk, one of the world's leading blogs on modern design. Amy Devers is a designer, maker, and Emmy-winning television personality. Together, the two launched Clever in May 2016 to delve into the minds of those designers responsible for creating the objects and environments that shape our lives. Previous episodes have featured such design luminaries as Daniel Libeskind, Kelly Wearstler, David Weeks, Joe Doucet, Ghislaine Viñas and Jonathan Adler (to name a few).

A HUGE congratulations to Jaime & Amy on the first anniversary of this incredible and inspiring endeavor!

Introducing the Ascent Collection for Mitab

We are very excited to share with you a sneak peak of our latest collaboration with the Swedish brand Mitab, our Ascent seating collection. Launching at the upcoming Stockholm Furniture Fair (February 7-11), Ascent is a unique modular seating system with a big character and humble attitude. The idea for the project was to rethink and simplify the design of lobby and airport seating in order to establish a completely new visual language for the category. The interplay of organic and monolithic geometries is the defining visual characteristic of the collection, as well as many of our studio's designs. The combination of these opposing dynamics of lightness and stability brings an unexpected whimsy and poetry to its many environments, while giving its user the perfect balance of comfort and support. 

Ascent was also designed to anticipate the needs of the environment and its users. The base incorporates both standard power and USB charging while simultaneously serving as a bare table surface for one's food, newspaper or other personal belongings. 

Ascent collection and many of Mitab's other new and existing products will be exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture Fair from February 7 thru 11, 2017 at Hall B/Stand 10:21. If you're in town, please stop by and experience the collection for yourself.

Introducing Canon for OTHR

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest design for the brand OTHR, our Canon wine bottle tilt. Made from 3D printed porcelain, Canon was designed for wine aficionados and design enthusiasts alike. The object's reductive and logical geometry displays the bottle and aerates its valuable contents, while the horizontal cylinder is the perfect place to stash a waiter's corkscrew and the cork. Each piece is printed to order as a numbered edition. 

Visit for more on this and the company's many incredible 3D printed design objects from some of the greatest global names in design.


We are happy to finally announce the launch of over two years of product development with the outdoor furniture brand Danao Living. Beginning in the summer of 2014, our studio began working with Danao to develop a wide range of outdoor teak dining concepts geared toward the hospitality and residential markets. This past week at BDNY (Boutique Design New York), Danao exhibited our newly completed Luna, Ethos and Echo series as part of the brand's long-awaited relaunch, along with new works by Monica Armani, Marmol-Radziner, Colin Nourie and others.

These new products are part of much deeper collections we developed that include bar stools, dining tables and bar tables for both indoor and outdoor use. Like all of Danao's products, these new additions to the collection, which are produced in sustainably harvested Indonesian teak wood, are priced to be very competitive in the hospitality market. Stay tuned as we roll out additional products over the coming year with Danao Living.


For the second consecutive year, we are honored to have been invited to contribute work to an annual silent auction to benefit The Design Trust for Public Space. This year, specifically for this meaningful effort, we have collaborated with the 3D printing house Shapeways to design and produce our new 'Trois' series of candle holders. These 'Edition of One' objects, made from 3D-printed bronze-finished steel, will be available as part of the Trust's benefit auction on November 1st, with production versions to be released in the coming months.

The Design Trust for Public Space Art + Design Benefit Auction is a special evening that brings together over 500 New Yorkers - leaders in the private and public sectors of architecture, design, city planning, transportation, and real estate - for the sake of our city's public spaces. Please join us on Tuesday, November 1st at Dune Studios to celebrate the Design Trust's unparalleled work in revitalizing NYC's shared spaces. For more information, click the image below.

Ascalon McSwain at The Gilded Owl gallery

We're happy to announce that Turntable, our 2012 collaboration with designer Frederick McSwain will be on exhibit in November 2016 at The Gilded Owl gallery in Hudson, NY alongside the well-curated works of legendary designers Vico Magistretti, Ron Arad and others.

Inspired by history's most enduring piece of musical equipment, Ascalon McSwain pondered a detail sacred to both DJ's and audiophiles, the strobe calibration dots of a record player. The result is an indoor outdoor table that merges practical utility with optical illusion, inviting the observer to move and rotate to experience the end goals of the design. For more images of Turntable and other pieces by Ascalon McSwain, click the image below.

The Gilded Owl is located at 105 Warren Street in Hudson, NY.

Perimeter for Council Nominated for Best of Year!

We are thrilled to announce that our Perimeter collection for the American furniture brand Council has been nominated for Interior Design magazine's Best of Year Awards for 2016! Please support us by clicking the image below to vote for the collection. Voting ends October 14, 2016.

today's feature on freunde von freunden!

We're very proud to be the subject of the latest interview series from the amazing, incredibly-curated Freunde von Freunden website!

"By all appearances, Brad Ascalon’s Upper Manhattan home design studio should belong to a musician. A trio of guitars and a solitary ukulele line the walls; opposite his desk sits a modest keyboard. It’s music that helps the multidisciplinary designer unkink knotty design problems. And judging from the design briefs tacked to the wall—both old and new, ranging from clients like L’Oreal to Design Within Reach—the need for astute problem-solving must arise often. “There’s not much difference between music and art and design,” Brad says after a short stroll along the East River. His dog, Charlie Parker, trots by his side. “They all come from the same place. They resolve themselves in the same ways..."

Click the image below to learn more about Brad Ascalon, his thoughts, his history, his process and his passions outside of design...


After months of work, our studio is excited to finally launch our new website! In our WORK section, check out any and all of our products, projects and installations going back to 2004. Within our special NEWS section, we'll keep you up to date on all of our latest launches, exhibitions and press, as well as our speaking engagements, panel discussions and other events with our clients, friends and colleagues. Submit your info to our CONTACT section, and we'll also be sure to send you our latest newsletters during our big launch periods. We look forward to sharing all of this with you in the coming weeks, months and years! And as always, thank you for your continued support for our studio and the work we do.