Assembly is the collaborative work of Pete Oyler and Nora Mattingly. Founded in 2012, Assembly creates high quality objects with a forward-thinking aesthetic. Assembly values art and craft based practices. The more we can know and understand about materials, processes, and techniques, the more creative power we have. From one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and objects to small batch production and site-specific interior installations, our approach to design is interdisciplinary in spirit and process. Employing both traditional and experimental techniques, our work is fresh, thoughtful, and made with care.
In addition to our studio collection, Assembly has designed for and collaborated with a diverse group of clients including the San Francisco object based publication, The Thing Quarterly, Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel, the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, ODL, and Sight Unseen. Assembly has also participated in collaborations with other design studios including the textile based studio, New Friends, and the Norwegian design team Morten & Jonas. Assembly's work is recognized and showcased (inter)nationally. Assembly Design is represented by Matin Gallery in Los Angeles, Triode Design Gallery in Paris, and Criteria Collection in Cremorne. Recent publications include Elle Décor Italia, the Financial Times, Wallpaper, Ideat, Modern Painters, Interni, Brooklyn Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, and the New York Times.
A versatile designer and thinker, Oyler is particularly interested in design semiotics and in the potential of three-dimensional objects to incite imaginative curiosity. Oyler holds a BA in American Studies and an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2012 Oyler was named one of Forbes Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 for Art & Design. Oyler is an Assistant Professor in Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Mattingly is an interdisciplinary designer with a longstanding interest in color and texture, and a deep appreciation for handmade objects. She received a MS in Interior Design from Pratt Institute in 2012. From 2013–2016, Mattingly was Director of Interior Design at award winning architecture firm, D’Apostrophe Design, where she oversaw residential, hospitality, and commercial projects in NYC, Miami, Long Island, and Los Angeles. Mattingly is currently the Director of Design at Leslie Jones & Associates, Inc., an award winning design firm in Chicago's West Loop with a focus on high end residential interiors.