Samuel Friedlander

About Sam

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FRIEDLANDER FURNITURE

is a furniture company started by Sam Friedlander in 2019.

In furniture design, he seeks to design functional pieces of furniture with a dash of playfulness and cultural significance. His inspiration comes from a variety of places; from the proportions of bee hive boxes to the intrinsic beauty of trail cairns.  He is driven by the goal of bringing joy to the users.

Sam started his professional career and education in architecture. He earned his Bachelors of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, and studied abroad for a semester at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen.

After college, Sam stayed in Pittsburgh to work at the architecture firm Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. There he gained two years of experience working on a variety of building typologies. This included apartment complexes, historical renovations, a midwife center and affordable housing. 

In 2017 Sam left Pittsburgh to be a student in The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship's nine month comprehensive. Creating furniture makes him feel that he is connecting to the human scale which he believes is the core of architecture. Through countless hours of woodworking, Sam gained valuable insight into craft, design, ergonomics, material, and scale. 

Starting in October 2018, Sam started designing and building furniture in Red Hook, Brooklyn on the waterfront.