57st. design is a furniture design studio founded by Pia Narula and Sam Devenport. They design, manufacture, and retail all work from their studio and showroom in Chicago. Their work focuses on essentials including strength, beauty, and longevity. They believe there’s elegance in simple, functional forms and their work draws from a variety of traditions: from mid-century Modernism to Scandinavian minimalism to American Shaker furniture. 57st. design operates under the principle that good design necessarily considers its means of production. If design, in its production, relies on exploited labor or harms the environment unnecessarily, it is not good design.