An AD100 firm founded by Richard Petit and Stephen Hunt in 2002, The Archers is a team of architects, designers, artists, and cinephiles based in Los Angeles. Working with creative director Petit, the team’s combined knowledge and varied areas of interest result in a very collaborative approach to design. The studio’s work comprises buildings, interiors, and furnishings for private homes and public spaces.
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Hill House Five
A compact two-story mid-century house received an extensive and thoughtful remodel; the only original surviving elements are the dusty pink concrete block central fireplace core, steel beams, and window frames. A luxe but organic materials palette elevates the house without obliterating its eccentricities, while all new systems and conveniences, including a screening room, bring the house into the 21st Century.
Hill House Four
For our second project with a cinematographer and his producer wife, we incorporated many of the furnishings that were acquired for their previous residence, nearly a decade earlier.
Our brief was to transform a crumbling, dark and undistinguished ‘Mediterranean’ bungalow with a small footprint into a light-filled flagship hair salon that could accommodate fourteen cutting and coloring stations, a welcoming reception room with a retail component, a tea room, a shampoo room and a pair of ADA-compliant bathrooms.
Thirty Third Floor Apartment
For a free-spirited young client who purchased a 3,000 square foot apartment in Robert A.M. Stern’s 15 Central Park West, we wanted to conjure and contemporize the spirit of Lee Radziwill in the 1960s, when she broadened her circle to include some of the centuries greatest creative minds, like Rudolf Nureyev, Renzo Mongiardino and Truman Capote.
Third Floor Apartment
Returning to Los Angeles after a decade in Paris, our client, an art advisor and collector, acquired an unremarkable 1980’s condominium apartment hoping to transform it into a sensational space for living and entertaining, with a clean backdrop for ever-changing art installations.
By the nineteen-fifties, Southern California’s rustic ranch buildings had morphed into custom ranch-style extravaganzas. The relaxed blend of traditional design and progressive function – board-and-batten siding and gabled forms enveloping open-plan layouts with sliding glass doors, sunken wet bars and heated pools – appealed to homeowners who were not quite at ease with the severe lines and metal surfaces of Modern houses.
This temporary, interactive exhibition in Vitra’s downtown Manhattan headquarters was designed for the launch of a collection of special edition Finnish-American furniture, designed collaboratively by Artek and Heath
For the president of a major film studio, our goal was to transform a series of boxy, beige, low-ceilinged rooms with Southern exposure into a stylish executive suite with a cinematic feel.