MAISON ORION is a multi-faceted design studio founded in 2007. While primarily engaged in the design of buildings, our focus is rather on enriching life and investigating the qualities that make for graceful and uplifting habitats. We explore architecture from its traditional roots – firmness, commodity and delight. Far from being traditional or nostalgic, we seek to engage in a dialogue with these fundamental and everlasting concerns. Our references and inspirations come from myriad sources, but a borrowed quote from the Slow Food Manifesto expresses the motivations that underpin all the work:
A firm defense of quiet material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of Fast Life.
MAISON ORION is a member of the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce, the Swedish-American Chamber Of Commerce of Greater Los Angeles, an adopter of The Designers Accord and a participant in The 1% program.
MAISON ORION believes in making a social impact with our work, but also by supporting the efforts of people and small businesses in the developing world. We lend 1% of the fees we earn through our work as microfinance loans with the non-profit organization Kiva. As our loans are repaid, we reinvest the funds toward new projects and help people achieve their dream of a better life.
Learn more and join us at http://www.kiva.org/lender/maisonorion/
MAISON ORION is a TerraPass carbon balanced partner. We have purchased carbon offsets to reduce our impact on the environment by balancing emissions from automobile travel.
Read all about it http://www.terrapass.com/cb-partners/maison-orion/
The practices of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design are legally regulated many countries. If interested in hiring MAISON ORION for your project, we will be happy to discuss the legal regulations in the jurisdiction where your project is located. Thanks!