February 10, 2017

Architectural Digest — Meet Ryan Leidner

So often the creative process brings us to an impasse. To that point where we are blocked, and our vision of what's possible is challenged by the realities of our world. Where expression is constrained by a tradition of rules or even the laws of physics. But then, in the face of what seems an insurmountable hurdle, something in our vision shifts, and we see a new path forward, a new idea of what can be. Working through constraints, we discover new freedoms.

We recently spent the day with local architect Ryan Leidner, and noticed that it is within this world of constraints that he finds the freedom to create. As most architects do, Ryan constantly works toward creative solutions to compelling design problems. Working with timeless materials, he creates an architecture that feels current, and that “honors and echoes tradition but stands alone with aesthetic intention.” Whether stitching together a historic Victorian facade with a modern renovation, or a stand-alone structure with a timeless landscape, the solution is found by reinterpreting the traditional rules of the game. Informed by the limits of materials and structures, not to mention San Francisco building codes, his unique perspective is realized within this context and can take the form of a strategic corner window, an interior light-well, or a wall of sliding glass doors.

In this same spirit, we’ve designed the Telegraph Collection. Hand-tailored in Portugal by a fourth-generation family business, these pieces nod to tradition while claiming their own voice. Constructed with Italian Milled Wool and Linen Chambray with just a touch of stretch, the Telegraph Collection gives you the freedom you want in the traditional style you need. Dress it up for a wedding or down for a night out, this collection has your back as you go out there and find your freedom.