THE ORIGIN
A Story of Vision
A young child was drawn to Egyptian Hieroglyphs and learned the power of VISUALIZATION
Ted Gast, our founder, has always been a visual person. He was curious about hieroglyphs from a young age, guessing what the different images might have meant. The Egyptians understood the immense power of visualization–it’s obvious from this artform. However it wasn’t until later in Ted’s life that he realized the importance of visualization in health and wellness. Inspired by the research of Jose Silva, Ted has dedicated his career and time to the exploration and development of research around how we can life a healthier, more fulfilling life by adjusting the visual environment around us. We believe it is a direct manifestation.

Ted grew up reading Architectural Digest.  At some age he realized it was mainly celebrities and tycoons who owned the beautiful homes in that magazine, and he knew he wanted to bring that design quality to anyone who wanted it.  He studied Architecture at the University of Virginia, under the tutelage of William McDonough, the creator of cradle to cradle.  It was there he developed the commitment to sustainable design and architecture.
He used that knowledge at the office of Richard Meier in Los Angeles, working on the Getty Center, at McCarthy building condos at Mission Bay in San Francisco, and working at Lennar, the country’s leading home builder.  While at the Kor Group, building Kelly Wearstler designed projects, he developed the appreciation of tangible materiality in interior design. This shows in the creation of his own brand of apartments, the York House.  He travels the world searching flea markets and estate sales for stunning visual pieces, while looking for new artists and new production methods.  The current environment has made wellness a necessity, and this is the impetus of Gast Home.   We as a company are called to use our skills to find a path towards wellness, while using every technology available to us.

Ted lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and son. They live in a hyper contemporary house inspired by Egyptian Architecture.
It was designed with the purpose of housing and protecting a collection of art. The visuals from inside the house provide a calm sanctuary within a hectic city.  It is, by design, a place of wellness.

/ Visualization/
Ted Gast
Founder

We believe an object should be a beautiful, thoughtfully designed, and ethically crafted artistic piece that helps create a visual environment that strengthens the soul and mind of the occupant.

/ It’s all about helping others/
LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP YOU!
Have a vision you are looking to materialize? Let us know about your project or idea and how we can help you. If we can’t build it we will find it. Health is all about having the right visual environment.
/ Home Goods Crafted with Soul/
Our Planet
Our products have style while being sustainable at the same time. It starts with the materials, and production techniques and transportation are also important.
Health
We understand the link between the design of our environment and our health. Chemical free products are a start, but the design is equally important.
Doing Good
Through our commitment to providing fair wages, happy working environments, and offering grants, our artisan partners are able to take their businesses and crafts to new places.
/ The Products that put us on the map/
Our
latest project
Manhattan Beach Livingroom