PELLE is an independent design studio that combines the practices of art and engineering to create expressive and dynamic design objects. Integrating artistic exploration with architectural integrity, PELLE offers an original collection of hand produced, professionally refined pieces.
Co-founded by Jean and Oliver Pelle in 2011, PELLE's studio is located in Brooklyn New York. With collections ranging from lighting and furniture to soaps and home objects, PELLE is continually expanding into new areas of design and materials.
Jean Pelle was born in South Korea in 1976. The daughter of a professional sculptor, she spent her time drawing and painting and often assisted in her father's studio. She earned her Bachelor of Art in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1999, and worked for several years at EHDD Architecture in San Francisco. She then went on to earn her Master of Architecture from Yale University in 2005. Upon graduation, she worked for her professors at the renowned Manhattan architecture firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. In 2008, Jean left to establish her own studio to pursue a career that combined her lifelong passion of design and making.View other products by Jean Pelle
Oliver Pelle was born in Germany in 1975. The son of a structural engineer, Oliver has always had an acute fascination with geometric principals and systematic structures. An avid admirer of Mies Van Der Rohe, Oliver left Germany to begin his undergraduate studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the architecture school led by Mies Van der Rohe. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture with Highest Honors in 2000. His studies included a year abroad at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London and an internship in Switzerland where he worked for Mario Botta Architects. He earned his Master of Architecture from Yale University in 2004 and then went on to work for Yale's dean, Robert A.M. Stern. In pursuit of establishing his own design practice, Oliver left the firm after seven years to co-found PELLE with Jean.View other products by Oliver Pelle