Hey there! We are Cody and Ali of Untitled_Co! We recently relocated from Brooklyn to open up shop here in Philadelphia. Untitled_Co is our collaborative passion project that we are hoping to turn into a lifetime of rewarding work. We design through an artist’s lens to create furniture that is the meeting point of utility and art. We are looking forward to meeting you at the Art Star Craft Bazaar on Mother’s Day Weekend at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing – booth 73.
We met each other at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn: Cody studying sculpture and Ali, Art Direction. When our dreamy school days came to a close, we quickly settled into our full time jobs in the creative workforce. After 10 years of hustling in the city, tired and overwhelmed, we were ready to turn over a new leaf and do something for ourselves. Cody decided to take off work for a few months to live simply and ride his bicycle to California.
Finding a renewed sense of clarity from the bike trip, Cody decided to press pause on sculpture to focus on creating furniture and functional wares. Starting Untitled_Co was a way for us to tangibly fulfill our creative needs. At the time, we started with what was available; working after hours and on weekends using materials that were salvaged or recycled. Bringing materials back to life became a driving factor. We put our creative backgrounds to work by challenging ourselves to develop high quality products using discarded materials: byproducts of the manufacturing world.
The name Untitled is a nod to the artists of the minimalist movement, who didn’t find urgency in naming their work- there is something beautiful about having the desire to create with your hands + heart and not being able to describe it with words.” Each of our products are named after an artist: GUSTAV Klimpt, YAYOI Kusama, JASPER Johns, JUAN Gris, DAMIEN Hirst, THE BECHERS). It is our admiration for art that is at the center of Untitled_Co.
Our workflow and rhythm have changed with our relocation. Cody has taken on Untitled_Co full time, ramping up production, fulfilling orders, and prototyping new designs. These days we work separately, coming together to talk through ideas and troubleshoot designs. Currently we are working on boiling down our product line to introduce more ambitious products. As we grow we are also challenged to find new ways to incorporate and acquire sustainable materials. In the meantime, we are looking forward to a summer that is bright, sunny and full of outdoor markets. You can find our products at Art Star and online at www.untitledco.design and definitely follow along on our journey through Instagram @untitled_co_ .