ART & GUILE is a New York based studio that combines warm authentic materials with disciplined artistry and inventive execution to produce minimal but spirited contemporary light fixtures, furniture, and objects.
ART & GUILE was founded by two artists; Kate Hopkins, a painter and printmaker with a passion for surface, line, shape, and striking abstract forms, and Christopher Boynton, a former video-artist and 3D modeler with a love of light & shadow, mise-en-scéne, and beautiful engineering.
Together they bring a unique approach to design, one that is grounded in solving creative and technical challenges with nimble thinking, ingenuity, and a practised eye for merging simple elegant forms with flare and functionality.
Their work is imbued with their passion for the creative process and their love of simple but lively forms and well engineered design.
the skilled and disciplined application of the human creative process
overcoming creative challenges with cunning intelligence and ingenuity