Blue Green Works is a Manhattan based design studio founded in 2020. Blue Green combines carefully hand-formed materials with precision metalwork, using clear construction methods. The studio is focused on making design objects with a purity that allows the pieces to both stand alone and to converse with the spaces in which they live. The visual language is informed by film, architecture, street culture and New York City. Blue Green strives to make great work that makes sense in the world.
The inaugural collection, comprising the Palm Series and Fiber Series, was conceptualized around ideas of retreat and sanctuary: textures and materials that evoke places of escape and leisure. The collection was completely designed and engineered during the Covid pandemic.
Peter B Staples helms Blue Green as Creative Director, with business partner James McAvey. Longtime friends and collaborators, the studio's leads bring years of industry experience and a deep understanding of design history to the process.
Co-founder, Creative Director
Peter is Co-Founder and Creative Director. He has worked in the design industry for fifteen years -- before founding Blue Green Works, he was responsible for building the marketing departments of both APPARATUS, and The Future Perfect, He has studied design and culture his entire life. The inaugural collection for Blue Green Works is the first collection of lighting he’s designed on his own.
James is a Co-Founder of Blue Green Works, where he oversees the business side of things. James spent thirteen years in executive search where he worked with asset management firms and family offices helping to build investment teams, and then was the Head of HR for BlackRock’s Institutional Business. He continues to advise a number of family offices on a range of issues relating to liquidity events, talent management and investments.
Head of Operations
Alex oversees the day-to-day operations (procurement, logistics, systems) of the business. They split their time between NYC and our operation in Fremont Center, NY. Alex has ten years of experience and has built and streamlined production and operations processes in similar manufacturing environments.
Bryan set up and oversees Blue Green Works’ production facility in Fremont Center, NY. Prior to joining BGW, Bryan spent nine years at APPARATUS, where he was the first full-time hire, managing and scaling production. He started training and working as an electrician while still in high school. He recently moved to rural PA with his family and will oversee the growth of our team there.
Ashley joined Blue Green Works to build out our sales infrastructure and initiatives. The rare process-loving creative, Ashley served as a Sales Director at The Future Perfect’s San Francisco showroom, initiating their business on the West Coast. An entrepreneur at heart, Ashley also owns a catering and restaurant business with her partner, as well as an interior design practice in Los Angeles.