Abir Ali is a designer whose work spans furniture and architecture, publication, and special project management. Andre Sandifer is a designer and a self-taught craftsman. The company that they have come together to form is unique among black-owned businesses. Ali Sandifer is a design studio and workshop with a particular fondness for furniture. Their work is born from a simple belief that design, material, and craft must work together.
It's the only way to achieve intelligence, beauty, and longevity. Their design process is sincere, and they approach each challenge in search of a solution. They talk, research, question, sketch, and make prototypes. They work at full-scale through many iterations until they get the final product. Ali Sandifer is a laboratory for experimentation and refinement. Their operation allows them to move between studio and workshop, design, and craft.