April 08 2013 Monday at 12:18 PM

LUXE magazine profiles Sarabi Studio designer and proprietor Payam Sarabi

This recent article by LUXE magazine profiles Sarabi Studio designer and founder Payam Sarabi. This quarterly magazine will be available at news stands April 8th. 


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Furniture designer Payam Sarabi poses with a four-legged friend, Albert, in his East Austin office and showroom, where pieces such as the featured Linear Bench are on display. Opposite: Sarabi admires the work of architect Michael Hsu, whose design of Sway restaurant is shown.


Main text below:

"What we're creating here is functional artwork", says Payam Sarabi, lead designer and propreitor of Sarabi Studio located in East Austin. "Each piece is unique and emotional, and tracends any interior trend." After purchasing a modern home in 2007, Sarabi, who craved simple, minimal objects with linear finesse, set out to fill his space. Coming up empty-handed, he began experimenting in his garage and the company was born. "The begining was very organic," he admits. "I tinkered arround, I explored, and the end result was both accidental and fulfilling." Receiving rave reviews from friends, he honed his technique, marrying the beauty of raw materials like stainless steel, polished wood, titanium, bronze, copper and glass with his signature serene forms. To date, he's completed over 100 distinct projects including customizeable benches, slab tables, planters, credenzas. dining tables, doors and retaining walls. "There's a lack of noise in our work," he explains. "But it has everything that you need: open, pure and airy forms with nothing extra." sarabistudio.com; 512.425.0675

Image caption: Fashioned using American black walnut, this hand crafted Writers Block desk by Sarabi Studio is both modern and functional - a signature aesthetic of the company.