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Jake — Founder

Our visionary, designer, and prototyper, Jake always has his eyes set on the distant horizon, looking out for new opportunities, inspirations, and directions for us to go in. Ever creating, he never stops moving, thinking, and dreaming, lifting his team with him as he strides towards his next big idea.

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Fernando — Studio Coordinator

Our liaison and point person both within and without the shop, Fernando is integral in keeping the company running on the daily. Whether it’s scheduling, logistics, PR, or interfacing with clients, everyone knows they can count on Fernando to take care of everyone and everything without even breaking a sweat.

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Zoe — Project Manager

Always keeping our orders on-time. Our resident Jack-of-all-trades, Zoe is always down to dabble in a little bit of everything. Whether it’s grinding, welding, patina-work, or computer work, she’s always game to work on and learn anything anyone is willing to teach her.

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Nick — Production Associate

Specializing in grinding, carving, and packaging, Nick gives many of our pieces their artistic flair and signature handcarved look. Always down to do the hard work of grinding, he sculpts our furniture to perfection and then makes sure they look beautiful on their way out the door.


Simon — Production Associate

An ideas guy, always ready to make a process more efficient. In addition to his work with J.M. Szymanski, Simon is a multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of media. Simon is always ready for a new concept or idea.

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Ella — Chief Morale Officer

Our gentle resident shop dog, Ella, gives just as much love as she receives. Always eager for a pat or a game of fetch, Ella makes sure everyone is feeling their best as they go about their days.

Jake Szymanski is a maker & designer of one of a kind furniture and objects. The studio introduces radical new shapes and explores new materials and textures. Each work demonstrates a fascination with unique geometries, raw materials, and unusual forms. J.M. Szymanski was introduced in 2014 and has attracted the attention of top architects, interior designers, and collectors.

Jake lives in New York City where he designs and fabricates his work. His design education began in his early childhood where he and his family spent seven years in Nepal. later, in his early 20’s, he moved to Spain where he studied the designs of Gaudi, visited the Alhambra, and made frequent trips to Morocco. J.M. returned to the USA to study interior design. He studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at the School of Visual Art. He went on to design for William Sofield.