Inner-View with Eric Cobb


Inner-View with Eric Cobb of E. Cobb Architects, Seattle
Since our first discussions in early 2016, we have had the great fortune of connecting and working with architect Eric Cobb on the conception, design and construction of our beautiful flagship flora and henri Concept Shop. We are eternally grateful for the light, air filled, and efficient spaces he created for all avenues of the flora and henri brand under one roof: the design offices, the webshop and the concept store. We even ended the project with an exceptional neighbor to our West — The E. Cobb Architect firm building out their offices simultaneously in the adjacent space! Eric's vision, ingenuity, ability to listen and great sense of humor made for an illuminating, inspiring and heartening experience, so we thought there was no better creative individual to be the inaugural feature of our Inner-View.  



Use 3 words to describe yourself?
A grinder, personable and unhindered
Who or what inspires you or where do you find inspiration?
Uncovering hidden possibilities
Kenneth Frampton
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Soccer mid-fielders with vision
The ocean’s horizon
North light

What can you not live without?
Red Pencils- which are my way of marking and adjusting almost everything in my life!


When are you most happy and in balance?
When the waters are generally smooth, with a few ripples of excitement and success, and a few deep challenges to dive into.

If you could travel anywhere, where are you going?
Barcelona

What is your favorite item in our store right now?
The amazing ceramics collection, including the candle stick holder, mugs and pitchers. The remarkable simplicity and clarity is coupled with the right balance of distinctive form. You just have to hold it.

Years from now you will …
Feel happy and rewarded that for decades, together with amazing clients and collaborators, we fought for the simple concept of authenticity in our work.

Eric Cobb was born in Seattle in 1962. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington in 1984, and Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 1990 with Honors Awarded for Design Excellence. Prior to founding E. Cobb Architects in 1994, he worked in New York City for Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects as Project Architect for several projects including Corning Museum of Glass, Plunge Landing and The Continental Airlines Facility Program. He also worked in the offices of Richard Meier and Partners and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. E. Cobb Architects has been consistently recognized over the past twenty years as one of the top design firms in the Northwest, focusing on highly innovative residential and commercial projects. Eric Cobb is a licensed architect in the states of Washington, New York and Montana.

www.cobbarch.com