Pfeiffer Lab is a California design studio providing unique solutions to the design challenges of our day. We are hands-on, highly creative problem solvers. Our capabilities reach far beyond product design, extending into design strategy and brand building.
Our design approach is focused on beauty, sustainability and utility. We address the design challenges of the home and office with solutions inspired by nature and built for longevity. Our work is grounded in the notion that beautiful and useful products should be part of our everyday lives.
Pfeiffer Lab is led by award winning product designer Eric Pfeiffer.
About : Eric Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer Lab was founded with the goal of addressing the design and future of the everyday objects that surround us. His philosophy: Simplicity and sustainability guides a process that creates useful and essential forms for the objects in our lives. Pfeiffer's reductive approach relies on beauty, material honesty and necessity. It is this pure design ethos, coupled with a casual west coast sensibility that results in timeless objects rooted in a deep understanding of usability and manufacturing.
His work has received international recognition being published numerous publications and books. Pfeiffer's products have attained worldwide distribution and currently sell in more than 350 of the finest stores in the US, Europe, and Japan. Most notably: Design Within Reach, NY Museum of Modern Art, Room & Board, HHstyle, The Conran Shop, and Illums Bolighus. He also co-authored "Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture," the seminal book on the history and manufacturing of bent ply furniture.
Within one year of founding his first studio the SF Museum of Modern Art acquired four pieces for its permanent collection, and selected his "Wired Boxes" for the prestigious "Eames and Beyond" exhibit. Pfeiffer has worked on diverse projects with companies that include Gap Inc., Loll Design, Burton Snowboards, Alcoa and Williams Sonoma. In 2000 he merged his first company with Offi where he served as VP of Design, overseeing all product design and development for the award-wining firm. Throughout his career, Pfeiffer has developed product concepts for Design Within Reach, Google, Peter Pepper, MOMA, Steelcase, OXO and Evernote.
Today, Pfeiffer continues with his goal of creating essential objects. Working with a wide range companies his work is focused on the real needs of people and the market. "A beautiful solution is one that people use everyday, becoming essential to their daily life," he says. "And if we can create a product the lasts a lifetime and showcases its purity of form and function, even better."
Pfeiffer has also just helped launch a new brand called Corral which is focused on exploring the American design ethos by creating products that blend utility and aesthetics to create purposeful everyday objects.