Friends & Family is a multi-disciplinary design studio founded by Taavo Somer, known for Freeman’s Alley, Isa, and other similarly multi-platform, highly crafted projects. The studio does woodworking and furniture production in house, and in this way we feel an affinity with our own in-house programming capabilities. Both are hands-on, iterative processes.



Friends & Family can upload new arrows for slideshows from time to time.


The home page emphasizes the studio’s diverse capabilities, its physical space, and the act of making. Project pages are simple photo essays.