DESIGN

Designer of the Day: Brittney Hart and Justin Capuco

The designers behind the New York firm Husband Wife on providing creative direction at We Work, creating a work/life balance, and raising twins.

The designers behind the New York firm Husband Wife on providing creative direction at We Work, creating a work/life balance, and raising twins.

Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their lives.

Ages: Teenage daydream

Occupation: Architectural designers

Hometown: We live and work in New York City, but are both from the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. Brittney loves L.A., forever.

Studio locations: New York, in both Chelsea and Brooklyn.

Describe what you make: Presentations. And also interior architecture and interior design. We are beginning to work with furniture and objects, primarily to meet specific spatial needs.

The most important thing you’ve designed to date: We are lucky to work in-house at We Work. We provide creative direction and collaborate with an absolutely amazing team that is designing on an unprecedented scale—all while changing the definition of the workplace.

The problem your work solves: We aim to create a balance by breaking the dichotomy of work and life. We design spaces that subtly push interaction and foster collaboration while simultaneously creating moments of repose and personal space.

A project you are working on now: The most important thing we are working on is the next generation of We spaces. In this research, we are asking questions about how we can increase human connections and remain productive. We are incredibly excited about where it’s going.

A new or forthcoming project we should know about: We are designing a new West Coast We Work headquarters in a location with incredible views. It will open in mid-2018.

What you absolutely have to have in your studio: Organization, music (New Wave radio), and afternoon decaf coffee.

What you do when you’re not working: We are busy raising twins (a boy and a girl) who just turned one year old.

Sources of creative envy: Envy, no. Admiration, yes. Designers such as Gae Aulenti, Robert Mallet Stevens, Alison and Peter Smithson, Aldo van Eyck, and our mentor Rafael de Cárdenas, as well as artists like Isabelle Cornaro and Richard Prince, are on our list.

The distraction you want to eliminate: iPhones.

Concrete or marble? Concrete.

High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.

Aliens or ghosts? Aliens all day.

Remember or forget? What?

Dark or light? Light.

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