Seattle: WA: Suyama Peterson Deguchi

Visit: At the suggestion of Peter Miller we attended the opening reception of an exhibition at the offices of Suyama Peterson Deguchi, where we met with George Suyama.

Discoveries: The firm operates an architectural practice, but also designates some of their renovated industrial space for use as an installation art gallery, called Suyama Space, and as a showroom, 3x10, for their own furniture as well as locally designed items.

"Driven by the limited choices with the current offerings of furniture and fixture manufacturers we provide an alternative that is designed by architects and crafted by local artisans. This includes, but is not limited to, everything from high-quality concrete sinks and pavers to steel lamps and tables, Our emphasis is on hand-made objects and one-of-a-kind finds gathered during extensive travel throughout Europe and Asia."