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Design Thinking:ATELIER SAUCIER


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In Graduate School, one of the buzzwords professors love to discuss is “Design Thinking.” Design Thinking is an iterative process in which we seek to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with our initial level of understanding (Dam and Siang). Design Thinking enables a company to understand consumer needs to serve their audience better. For this project, I contacted different companies to learn how organizations apply Design Thinking and spoke to Nikki Reed and Staci Inspektor, co-founders of ATELIER SAUCIER., to learn more about ATELIER SAUCIER.




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1. What makes ATELIER SAUCIER different from other companies?

ATELIER SAUCIER is a modern tablescape design house for sustainable + customizable linens. We are where entertaining, dining, and design intersect. Our brand ethos is to be eco. The planet is our priority. All of our linens are sustainably sourced, rescued, repurposed, and locally made in our Los Angeles Studio. We utilize premium surplus fabrics sourced from fashion houses in LA and turn them into heirloom-worthy pieces that wash and wear like your favorite clothing. Our small batch production process ensures no excess inventory or waste. You can learn more about our story and brand ethos here.



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2. Where does ATELIER SAUCIER find inspiration during its design process?

We are continuously inspired by the city we live in, Los Angeles, and always turn to fashion, art, and architecture for inspiration for our Collections.



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3. How does ATELIER SAUCIER incorporate its mission and vision into its product offerings?

We are committed to giving back to the community that continuously inspires us. A portion of every purchase benefits local organizations that promote food + wellness initiatives throughout Los Angeles. By hand-picking surplus, premium fabrics ensure that no two styles are alike. Our linens are designed and encouraged to be mixed + matched to create a collection that is uniquely your own.



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4. What is the future of the company?

We just launched our Spring / Summer Collection of dreamy linens. Our SS23 Collection is an ode to a warm, tropical vacation. It includes our newest printed capsule collection, which is a revival of Elza Sunderland, a Los Angeles-based textile designer from the mid-twentieth century whose whimsical designs were inspired by sunny California living.This year, we also have some really exciting partnerships and custom collaborations in the works with brands we adore.



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Me on my first day of graduate school

Rachel Huss

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