2021 Design Awards: Product Design, Strike by Chad Dorsey


foray into the world of product design in the form of furniture, textiles or rugs; however, Chad Dorsey craved something more monumental. In comes Strike, a collection of elegant fireplaces in gorgeous finishes that provide a bold statement in an otherwise dull moment. The series is available in seven original designs (Calistoga, Laguna, Malibu, Ojai, Sausalito, Big Sur and Sea Ranch) that take inspiration from the rich and diverse California landscape. From the rugged mountains, rocky shores, vast deserts, vine-covered hills and redwood forests to the bustling cities and glamour of Hollywood, California is truly for dreamers. When the Dallas-bred designer opened a second outpost in L.A., he was awestruck by the Golden State’s beauty but even more enchanted with the “anything is possible” mentality.

Photo by Stephen Karlisch

Each piece of the collection, while modern, feels as if it were excavated in its existing form ages ago. The substantial materiality, scale and proportions are unexpected and impactful, creating a heroic sculptural moment in any space. “When designing the Strike collection, I was inspired by the different experiences an explorer might have when traveling across California,” says Dorsey. ”I wanted the first collection to reflect this diversity and a sense of subtle luxury.”

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