ANTHILL STUDIO is a design-forward company committed to reestablishing the quality lost in much modern day millwork processes. From concept to completion, materials to manufacturing, ANTHILL is dedicated to quality and the production of lifetime pieces. Whether designing ourselves or working with architects and other creatives, we specialize in crafting real world solutions to design problems.
With our diverse backgrounds and years of experience between us, our team is particularly well suited to complex projects, where good planning, product and manufacturing knowledge, and superior execution combine to outstanding results. Careful scrutiny of even the smallest details, combined with an imaginative curiosity, commits ANTHILL to a process that produces pleasing, innovative solutions to everyday problems.
We believe in the power of thoughtful design and believe that when partnered with quality craftsmanship, it can create lasting expressions of sublime beauty and usefulness. And that is what we try to achieve everyday - environments and objects that are unique, personal, and make life that much more pleasing.
At ANTHILL, we are committed to quality. That starts with materials. We long ago discarded the use of particle board, which is unfortunately the standard nowadays in casework. We believe in using only good quality domestic or imported European plywoods for many reasons. They are much stronger and lighter than particle board, they don’t chip as easily, they hold screws and nails much more strongly, and lastly, they don’t act like a sponge and swell up when exposed to water or humidity. Although this is true of all plywoods versus their particle board counterparts, there is a difference between plywoods as well. Better plywoods are composed of better quality plys devoid of knots, voids, and imperfections that can telegraph through the surface or lead to the mechanical failure of screws and such. They are also of a more uniform thickness, which makes a huge difference when joining multiple units together into larger structures as little variations can add up over many units and cause pieces to be misaligned and ill fitting.
Besides the obvious benefits to our local economy, employing home grown talent has other far deeper advantages. By keeping our design studio and woodworking shop under the same roof, we utilize an entirely holistic and collaborative approach to solving design problems.
Our woodworkers have a strong relationship with the designers who lean so heavily on their expertise. We prototype and develop new ideas in house, together. The conversations often go in both directions and the learning is mutual. This feedback loop is used to constantly reinvigorate the whole design process, improving our products one project at a time.
As more and more products become increasingly disposable and temporary, more and more people have forgotten the true worth of a well made object. Quality is rewarding in many ways - such as how a piece looks, how it functions, and most importantly, how it survives. We at Anthill don’t want to see all our hard work go into the landfill, and we’re betting you don’t either. By using strong, environmentally sustainable materials, thoughtful design, and quality workmanship, we strive to have both our built-in and freestanding furniture pieces last your lifetime - and longer. This allows us to go beyond industry norms and offer a limited lifetime warranty on all of our products. With all these assurances, the question is not whether you can afford to use Anthill, but can you afford not to?