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jamie iacoli & brian mcallister


OF iacoli & mcallister

When Jamie Iacoli and Brian McAllister, two Emerald City creatives, met in 2007, it was all about furniture. Bound together by their joint love of welding, they quickly established their eponymous studio in Seattle’s Capital Hill neighborhood and started dreaming up stark side tables and bold, powder-coated steel light fixtures. 

The process involved in creating those large, statement-making home goods is not so dissimilar from the ones needed to make jewelry, it turns out, and soon after, the twosome started playing in that direction—offering the opportunity for all of us to get a little piece of their genius. “All of our stuff is very simple—we’re dealing with how positive space and negative space relate to each other. Jewelry is really the same thing: getting in there with a table saw and cutting brass pieces,” Jamie explains. “It’s quicker than what we normally do, and it’s fun to reap the rewards so fast.”

The real gluey good stuff behind all this is, of course, Jamie and Brian. They have matching work ethics—and are maybe even a little competitive about who can work more—and, they’re both obsessed with constantly pushing things forward. Two of the many projects on the horizon: a collection of bronze-and-marble jewelry and an entirely new line of  home amazingness that will launch in May. “We’re really blessed to have a compatible vision. Any piece we’ve created, it all has a certain feel. We’re first and foremost selfish in our vision. We don’t want to compromise  on it,” Jamie says. “We just want to make beautiful things that have quality and value—things that won’t be thrown away.”

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    Why Iacoli & McAllister Work So Well Together He’s a Capricorn; she’s a Virgo—even astrologists can vouch for their compatibility.McAllister (left) and Iacoli.Jamie Iacoli was about done with Seattle in 2007 when she met Brian McAllister, who was studying industrial design at University of Washington. “Brian knew how to weld, and I said, ‘You should bring me over and show me how to weld,’” Jamie recalls. BOOM. With those magic words, a beautiful artistic partnership was born: They moved into a studio space together stat and figured thing... READ MORE »
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    Seattle's Finest, According to Iacoli & McAllister The designers give us a tour of the seven spots they heart the most.Being based in the moody, beautiful, artist-nurturing city of Seattle has had a huge impact on Iacoli & McAllister, and one of the best parts of town, in the humble opinion of the duo behind the line, is Capitol Hill, where they have their studio and create stunning, clean-lined furniture and jewelry. As Jamie Iacoli says, “It’s the densest part of the city, and it’s also the hippest and gayest. I can stumble outside, and the... READ MORE »
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    Meet Iacoli & McAllister These two are angling to jazz up you and your home.When Jamie Iacoli and Brian McAllister, two Emerald City creatives, met in 2007, it was all about furniture. Bound together by their joint love of welding, they quickly established their eponymous studio in Seattle’s Capital Hill neighborhood and started dreaming up stark side tables and bold, powder-coated steel light fixtures. The process involved in creating those large, statement-making home goods is not so dissimilar from the ones needed... READ MORE »