photo: Benjamin Maddox
ALEX DREW & NO ONE is a Brooklyn-born/Detroit-based design studio that develops modern furniture and objects. Through careful consideration their work focuses on unique materials, function, along with a combined knowledge of traditional woodworking and technology. In addition to their current product line, AD&NO also offers design services and custom furniture projects based upon their design aesthetics.
Alex and Drew met in Brooklyn, NY in 2010 where they immediately began collaborating on projects. Seeking more space (and a washer and dryer) they have relocated to Detroit.
Alex is a Detroit native who, after graduating with a degree in furniture design from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006, moved to New York. In New York she immediately began working for the acclaimed custom furniture company Walter P. Sauer. While at Walter P. Sauer she designed, drafted, project managed, and fabricated projects for over 5 years. There she worked with many of Architectural Digest's Top 100 interior designers and architects. Alex is a fourth generation builder who specializes in green building as well as exotic woods, skins (parchment, leather, and shagreen), and furniture engineering.
Drew is a Memphis native who, after studying film and television production at The University of Memphis, moved to Los Angeles where he worked in production for The Simpsons television program assisting and coordinating over 200 episodes. After a decade in Los Angeles he spent several years in London working on television projects before moving to New York. In New York he worked for Clockwork-Apple, a design and model making studio, creating commercial work for clients including Hewlett-Packard, Tiffany & Co., and Stella Artois, as well as working in set design for clients including Neiman Marcus and Vogue.