House Industries Toasts 25 Years With New Book and Retrospective
April 10, 2017
By Interior Design Staff
When Andy Cruz crossed paths with Rich Roat, their uninhibited and entrepreneurial natures fused, sparking a connection that was ultimately cemented by a partnership. “We started a small graphic design company that learned to make fonts,” Roat says. “Then those fonts inspired us to dabble.” Indeed. From case goods to bike gear, House Industries diverted wildly from the two-dimensional confines of typography, largely though licensing: Stencil and Ornament clocks by Heath Ceramics, the Slash-O cabinet by Stellar Works, and the Eames Wire Base Low tables by Charles and Ray Eames with screen-printed tops by Herman Miller.