Press Releases

PR Web

PR Web

February 7, 2013
Drift Studio will be partnering with select charities to promote an awareness for their causes by creating and selling furniture pieces utilizing the organizations' brand assets and designs. The first series of furniture will be “Hope Chests." A play on words - yes - but the chests are also high-quality, functional pieces – blurring the line between art and furniture.

PR Web

PR Web

January 16, 2013
Call for Entries. Deadline February 9, 2013. Drift Studio - a modular furniture design company - has accumulated an overwhelming amount of prototype, and overstock plywood panels that cannot be used to build final products and would like them to take on a new life. Participants will receive one Baltic Birch plywood panel (15x15”) per entry to work with as their canvas. All panels will have holes drilled in all four corners to accommodate decorative bolts that secure a picture wire on the back, and all will have a mitered edge on all sides. The panels will be pulled from the overstock pile at random and may have minor scratches, dents or dings. Because Drift Studio is reclaiming this material, participants are encourages to find inspiration from the idea of “Renewal.”
UT San Diego

UT San Diego

July 2, 2012
This design collaborative out of Madison, Wis., has a line of furniture that’s at once elegant and fun. A blanket chest imprinted with a map is eye-catching. There’s no San Diego pattern yet, said designer Heath Matysek-Snyder, a former San Diegan. “But it’s coming,” he quickly added.
NYT Holiday Shopping Guide

NYT Holiday Shopping Guide

November 30, 2011
As social scientists and etiquette experts report — and aggrieved lovers, irritable spouses and harried parents can confirm — those who receive are an increasingly difficult cohort, picky and imperious to boot. They are treating loved ones like catalogs or department stores, brandishing lengthy wish lists, demanding gift cards or boldly asking for cash.

In fact, for the last five years, gift cards have been the most requested gift, according to surveys by the National Retail Foundation.
Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin State Journal

July 23, 2011
All of the furniture pieces are constructed using square and rectangular panels that can be assembled "just like building blocks," Starck said of the furniture system he developed with two other partners.

Customers can use the panels and accompanying brackets to create modular cabinet systems, wall-hanging book shelves, coffee tables and other pieces.
Wisconsin Alumni Association

Wisconsin Alumni Association

January 6, 2011
“It was my ambition to create a space where artists could sustain themselves financially, while doing something creative,” he says. He was in the midst of researching zoning regulations and manufacturing facilities when one afternoon, while eating lunch at Mount Horeb’s Grumpy Troll, the pair noticed a for-sale sign on the old brick building next door and knew right away it was the perfect place to open their studio.

“We already knew didn’t want to be in an industrial park,” Starck said. “We love being part of the downtown community.” Adds Matysek-Snyder: “You get this vibrancy and life when people are on the street, and can get excited about what’s happening.”

Just over one year later, Drift is a fully operational design studio with eight employees, every one of them a graduate of UW-Madison.