• About CHS FABLAB

    Strive for simplicity. Deliver sophistication.

    CHS FABLAB is an experimental design studio located in Charleston South Carolina. Our studio approaches design with a critical eye that challenges the typical vision of the built environment.

     

    We are active contributors of the Wikihouse Foundation. Our team emphasizes collaboration and comprises a multitude of both individuals and businesses to create the right combination to take on any challenge. Our works have been for private spaces to functional art in institutional buildings - and encompass a variety of scales.

  • The Process

    We design and make everything ourselves.

    Designing

    The design inspiration can come from an observation of what's missing from a client's current collection or a simple UI problem.

    Prototyping

    We'll make small scale models to test out an idea and then build out a full-size prototype to look at the scale and proportion.

    Building

    We work through several rounds of production samples to refine and tweak - until we get to the final product.

  • Shop Talk

    Commonly asked tidbits.

    How would you describe your design aesthetic?

    Modern with a spirit of ingenuity and a tint of ridiculousness.

    Where is your factory?

    Everything we design and sell is made right in our studio in Charleston South Carolina. From concept to execution.

    How do you work with clients?

    We like the immediacy of drawing and the tactility of a prototype as well as modeling on computers. And our clients benefit from the visceral reaction of seeing a small scale model or full size prototype.

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