Chris is a designer and architect practicing furniture design, architecture, interiors, and product design. His work reveals a refined yet powerful vision over an expanding plateau of innovative projects. His work builds upon the aesthetic standards and exquisite restraint of previous modern masters and represents the core values of a designer who believes in design that is direct, honest and unadorned. Deam's quest to make his design "essential" is characterized by the reduction of design elements, gracefully revealing the enduring beauty that ultimately rests in the utility of design.
His awards include: five Good Design Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum, the George Nelson Award, three ICFF Editor's Awards, and an AIA Honor Award. His work has been shown internationally and is part of the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Denver Art Museum. His clients include Herman Miller, Airstream, Target, Dwell, DWR, Heath Ceramics, Loll, Kenworth, Hyundai, Breckenridge, Dune, Lolah, Pure Design, Idee, and David Design.
Mr. Deam resides Mill Valley, CA and is married to Lara Hedberg Deam, the founder of Dwell Magazine. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Headlands Center of the Arts. In his spare time you are likely to find him in the ocean surfing the Northern Coasts of California.