Our work provokes thought about how common objects are made. Each piece consists of only a few basic ingredients joined together in a simple and coherent way. This directness invites people to experience, and therefore understand, the way our products are designed and constructed.
Actual was founded in 2006 by Josh Jakus, an architect turned product designer. We are located in Oakland, California and partner with local manufacturers who share our attention to detail and commitment to quality. Our products are made primarily from recycled or natural materials.