T J O K E E F E is an American furniture and object design company founded in 2010. With an emphasis on integrity and efficiency of both design and manufacturing, we strive to create powerful objects through compelling minimalism. Driven by philosophies in architecture, industrial design, and graphic design, our office applies the merit and parameters of all three to every object we produce.
People form relationships with the objects around them. After an object is decidedly functional, we are left with its presence. Ultimately, we aim to enhance the world by creating essentially functional objects that are calming in their simplicity and confident in their form. The resulting products blur the line between sculpture and furniture.
TJ O'Keefe received a BFA in industrial and graphic design from the University of Michigan in 2004, followed by a pursuit in architecture, graduating with an MArch from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. He currently lives in Chicago where he heads his design company T J O K E E F E.