LETTER FOUR was retained to design the headquarters of the Garrett Leight California Optical company. Our mission was to create a beautiful and functional office combining a downtown loft feel with the California lifestyle, with contemporary classics, pops of color, and indoor-outdoor connection. We maintained the skylights, wood, steel, and natural concrete, and brought new life to the space while creating functional work and communal areas for a growing staff.
What Goes Around Comes Around initially approached us with a concept and needed us to help fully realize it into two different retail spaces. We worked with the owner to source reclaimed fixturing and materials to use throughout the spaces. Using materials such as a former basketball court in the LA space created unique and memorable spaces and finishings.
For this client Letter Four provided everything from naming, business collateral, architectural design, and construction administration. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at FIG at 7th, BESPOKE Cycling Studio was designed to be the premier indoor cycling experience, for the most discerning cycling enthusiasts.
The frameless storefront system, bold color gradient, and lighting attract attention from passersby in what is otherwise a bland subterranean corridor. The sawtooth wall encloses the cycling studio while at the same time providing required sound-proofing via thick, sound-isolated walls. Using color-changing cove lighting, a continuous curved mirror, and a state of the art sound system, the studio atmosphere creates a high-energy experience for BESPOKE’s customers. After an intense workout customers can freshen up in the tranquil restrooms and shower spaces before stepping out to shop or eat here at FIG at 7th.
Jonathan Adler is a fun, unique, and colorful lifestyle brand, specializing in furniture, accessories, and lighting. Based out of New York, the company worked with Letter Four to create its largest Los Angeles area store and new West Coast flagship at The Village at Westfield Topanga Mall. The new store encompasses almost 7,000 square feet over two levels with a custom brass and glass central stair. Letter Four worked closely with the clients and Westfield’s tenant and construction coordinators through design, approvals, and construction to bring this beautiful store to life.
Frame Denim is a Los Angeles based premium denim and apparel company with a European sensibility. LETTER FOUR partnered with their Swedish architect to create a clean, modern space for Frame’s new retail location in San Francisco. The design included new oak flooring, polished stainless steel, walnut wall panels, glossy lacquer and granite display fixtures.
In building our Culver City office we wanted to keep it fun, affordable, sustainable, and unique, with a design aesthetic that speaks to our office ethos. We re-purposed OSB office barn doors from our downtown office to create open desks, adding our stamp to what is otherwise a ubiquitous building product. We installed a jute rope wall as way to define and separate the main space, while accentuating the room’s height. Using interesting pendant lighting and splashes of color throughout, our office feels vibrant and warm, with a mixed palette of materials, textures, and graphics.
The objective of this project was to transform the interior space, particularly the dark kitchen, into a light and inviting space. While the layout stayed relatively the same, every detail was reexamined. Through new finishes and fixtures, the house became a reflection of the client’s tastes, and gave the entire space a cohesive, fresh feel.