Observatory was established in 2001 as Kaiju Studios by principals Ayako Takase and Cutter Hutton.
In 2013 the studio changed its name to reflect the exploration, discovery and rigour they invest in their work.
Over the studio's existence, the pair has worked with numerous international clients and has been joined by a team of highly talented designers.
The studio is located in Providence, Rhode Island, home to vibrant arts, university and culinary communities, and situated conveniently between Boston and New York City. The studio members have maintained an ongoing relationship with the Rhode Island School of Design, their alma mater, and regularly teach and mentor at the design school.