Skate Study House - Story
SKATE STUDY HOUSE (SSH) is an innovative design concept specializing in recreating popular furniture through the vision of a skateboarder. The movement of a skateboarder constantly changes -- it recreates itself by transcending boundaries and inventing ways to conquer obstacles. It’s constantly about anticipation and adaptation to one’s environment. The same is true for living design. The combination of the two produces a mixture of contemporary lifestyle, art and action sports culture, which is all found in this unique collection.
Pierre Andre, president and CEO of Sole Technology, parent company of leading action sports footwear and apparel company etnies, continues to push designs that are created with skateboarders in mind and consist of a unique blend of fashion, durability and quality. Channeling his same creative spirit for innovation, Pierre Andre jumped head first into exploring other avenues of design by seeking to understand architecture, interior design and other eco / sustainable concepts. PAS has spent a considerable amount of time researching these new concepts -- always trying to mix the skateboard culture and green materials with each endeavor.
Gil started skateboarding when he was 14 years old and continues to do so today. His design influence comes from hitting the streets in some his favorite cities like Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Barcelona – all considered epic cities for skateboarding. A designer for over 20 years in the action sports industry in visual marketing and merchandising, Gil has a passion for hybrid design. More recently, he has teamed up with Pierre Andre as his chief interior designer for a variety of residential and commercial projects and together they have come up with the SKATE STUDY HOUSE concept. Living the lifestyle is what is paramount for Gil and this is what fuels his constant inspiration for all his design innovations.

The SKATE STUDY HOUSE collection aligns its base with some of the bestselling pieces made from the best designers of the modern age and pays tribute to the renowned project, Case Study House. This project started as a post war movement developed by architects and designers with the goal to create a new lifestyle in a new realm of design. Fifty homes were built in the Los Angeles area and were furnished with new and innovative pieces of furniture from which many claim that “The Birth of Cool“ was created! The SKATE STUDY HOUSE finds its inspiration here by recreating this furniture, and giving it a feel of déjà vu-with-a-twist by incorporating skateboard decks. The introduction of this new element responds to the popularity of action sports, street art and design culture with a consciousness on our environment.


Fueling from his passion for forward thinking, Pierre Andre has created a creative forum in which new projects, concepts and theories can take on a new life and new expression. PAS Projects is an incubator of design concepts that translate in various and unexpected forms. Pierre Andre hand picks renowned designers, artists and other free thinkers to join him in exploring how to incorporate new ways of thinking. Future projects ranging from architecture, fashion and art are already underway.

The SKATE STUDY HOUSE has been made possible with the participation of :
- Jim Gray & Jonjon (ACME sktbrd)
- Steve Lake (Sector 9 sktbrd)
- Chris Bullard & Al Collins (Premier Displays)
- Eric Crandell (ADO, Designer)