SENTIENT is a New York City based furniture design and fabrication company with more than 25,000 square feet of workshop facilities in Brooklyn. We have extensive experience manufacturing residential, commercial and hospitality furnishings including case goods and accent items.
Handcrafted in Brooklyn
SENTIENT Furniture is a New York City based furniture and objects design and fabrication company. All SENTIENT furniture and objects are conceived, designed and manufactured in our 25,000 square feet workshops located in Brooklyn, NY. Each item is bench handcrafted by our experienced craftsmen using a variety of methods and materials, whether its a three legged stool for a coffee shop or case goods installations for a 500 room hotel our designers and fabricators have done it all.
Furniture As Art
At SENTIENT our priority is to create a body of work that is something more than a furniture collection. Whether its in the design or the materials used our aim is that each piece will be seen as an enhancement to a customers apartment or home. Our drive is that each chair, table, credenza or bed that we create should be a strong statement of design. To us an object should awaken a sense even if its only to provoke a question. We try to add a little something so our collections and custom items are often perceived as art objects.
Projects & Contracts
At SENTIENT our designers and fabricators have decades of experience working for commercial and contract customers. Our workshops have been used to fabricate furniture and installations for many luxury brands including the high end signature retail industry, major airline first class lounge furnishings and installations for premium hotel brands. In addition we regularly work for many world renowned architect and design firms. Our commercial and designer clients and customers have come to rely on our experience to bring their ideas to fruition.
Visit our or gallery in New York City
325 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 / T: 1 (888) 236.8862
The philosophy of SENTIENT Furniture is found in the name. The word ‘sentient’ is defined as ‘the power of perception’, ‘by sensation and consciousness’. In one way or another our intention is to reach or alert our customers consciousness. We want our designs and products to be questioning, curious, interesting and maybe even to provoke rejection. If a customer or observer comments, questions or asks for more information we have succeeded.
ORIGINALITY AND ART
Sometimes we infuse artistic ideas and thoughts into our work. If the piece is going to be in our customer’s home and they are looking at it everyday then surely we have responsibility to try to offer something a little different. Perhaps a join or a shape or a color. Whatever we include it is it might not be the obvious choice but might result in something more interesting
NATURE AND DESIGN
At SENTIENT we strive to create original and creative furniture designs. At the same time we recognize that nature has provided us with sumptuous solid American black walnut and other hardwood. It is a furniture makers friend as so much of the design is in the wood itself. With subtle, rich and warm colors the grain patterns of each slab could almost be a work of art. At SENTIENT the aim with our live edge and solid wood furniture is for each piece to be just that, a work of art.