Zaide Coffee Table
Ali Sandifer Studio
ALI SANDIFER STUDIO is based in Detroit, Michigan. The eco-friendly Ali Sandifer collection largely integrates storage into its form, striving to make furniture that is both intelligent and attractive. Each piece is hand- crafted and made to order by a two person team that takes pride in maintaining an intimate knowledge of every piece they create.
Using domestic woods harvested from sustainable forests, Ali Sandifer furniture is environmentally sensitive and made to last. Avoiding veneers and stains, the hardwoods are finished with natural oils and water-based sealants, leaving knots, sap woods and the natural beauty and variation of the wood visible. This honest expression of material and durability in construction is Ali Sandifer Studio's commitment to sustainability.
Michigan natives Andre Sandifer and Abir Ali, both formally trained in architecture, co-founded Ali Sandifer Studio in 2003. They attribute the balance in their design work to the collaboration between their distinct personalities. One of the most charming aspects of their work is that each piece has a name. Though the names may seem whimsical, it's actually a part of the process they take very seriously and reflects their feelings about a piece. Their craft is very much a blending of understated, sophisticated shapes with organic, material-focused handwork, with storage creatively incorporated. Every piece is made by hand, and they do little if any design work on computers, instead following a rigorous and thoughtful process of thinking, prototyping, and refining until they come to the finished piece.View other products by Andre Sandifer & Abir Ali