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Custom Workshop & Creative Services to the Trade:

“The workshop is where we help trade partners take their designs to the next level. It’s where we explore and develop the original ideas and artistic applications that make interiors truly original. Always in search of the next big idea…this is the place where we help architects, builders, and design professionals discover the details that make the difference in their designs.”

–Philip Sassano

Legacy Wall 1


For Architects, Builders and Design Professionals:

  • Installation and sourcing of wallpaper, fabrics, decorative metal, and other specialty materials for walls, ceilings and floors.
  • Expert execution of hand-detailed finishes and artistic applications for ceilings, walls, floors, cabinetry and furniture.
  • Development of one-of-a-kind artistic installations, custom artwork and creative elements for residential and commercial applications.
  • Custom found-object light fixtures and sourcing of vintage, reclaimed and salvage elements.
  • Design and fabrication of residential bars, home theater environments, wine cellars and game rooms.
  • Concept development and implementation of themes for branded environments including retail and restaurant.
  • Custom furniture pieces, mantel, and shelving for commercial and residential projects.


Residential Featured Project: Private Residence, Spring Grove, WI

Northworks Architects/Altounian Builders

Unique to our design firm is the in-house Creative Workshop of Artist and Design Coach Founder, Philip Sassano. In his artistic laboratory, valued trade partners leverage his experience and passion for sourcing, developing and fabricating one-of-a-kind installations, critical finishing details and other original interior elements. His extensive library of custom artwork, wall coverings, fabrics, vintage elements, found-objects, and other specialty materials have been used in projects for HGTV, Starbucks Coffee, and many others. Through the limitless capabilities of the library and workshop, architects, builders, and design professionals create the signature elements that define and refine interiors beyond the building finishes and furnishings.


Commerical Featured Project – ChiliU: Libertyville, IL

Bleck & Bleck Architects/12 Gauge Construction


To discuss a potential project or for general inquiries, please visit our contact page.

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