John Paul & Roya Plauché
“The stories of our childhood and culture become a layer in our design ideology, playing a role in the background as we sketch new ideas.”
John Paul Plauché and Roya Plauché find inspiration in the everyday. The pair met while studying architecture at the University of Houston. They like to say their studio is an intersection of art, industrial design, and architecture.
"For both of us, the stories of our childhood and culture become a layer in our design ideology, playing a role in the background as we sketch new ideas. The architecture we grew up with, the products we encountered, family, education, and the environments we have lived in, all have affected the way we design together," says Roya.
"Our concepts sometimes present themselves from the most obscure inspirations or flash of thought," explains John of their product and furniture designs, most of which are made locally. "From there we curate, reinterpret, and coax them out."