MSDS Studio is Toronto-based furniture, lighting, and interior design practice created by Jessica Nakanishi and Jonathan Sabine. Their work is reflective of Jessica’s experience in interior design and Jonathan’s background in furniture and cabinet making.
Together they have been award Canadian product designers of the year. They are known for the Muuto Halves table, reflective of Scandian design and simplicity.
Their design philosophy:
“We try to employ the principles of good design and craftsmanship in the pursuit of forms that are familiar yet provocative. We believe that a clearly expressed concept and element of surprise can compel someone to acquire an object, and that nuance and craft can compel them to keep it. We value imagination, the practical, the beautiful, the useful, and the strange.”