The Ali Sandifer furniture collection has the hallmarks of great design: Clean lines, inventive forms, attention to functionality and gorgeous aestethics.
Based in Chicago, the company uses domestic woods -- walnut, ash and rift white oak -- harvested from sustainable forests, which are finished only with natural oils and sealants. The collection reminds us of equal parts meticulous, earnest Amish craftsmanship combined with the rough-hewn ingenuity from the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest. In short, it has a wholly American sensibility that's pretty fantastic.
Shown: Sheila storage/media unit, $2,800, Zaide coffee table, $2,400; George club chair, $2,100 and the Tele side table, $1,200 @ Nest Living