SHIFT is an American design company established 2009 in Philadelphia, USA. Fortifying the design of our products is the promise that we work directly with American makers that hold standards as high as our own. In our hands, natural materials become animated with unexpected finishes as our friendly forms bring playfulness to modernity.

SHIFT aims to create long-lasting, thoughtfully designed products. Our products have been featured by Sunset Magazine, Design Milk, Martha Stewart Home, Remodelista, Apartment Therapy and Gizmodo among other publications.


The SHIFT brand is directed by William May, previously Assistant Designer at Bend Goods. Hailing from California, the air around him is perpetually 72 degrees.

SHIFT was launched by SHIFTSPACE, a Philadelphia design studio founded by architect Mario Gentile.  Tim Barnes leads industrial design and provides creative direction for the studio.



How can I become a SHIFT intern? 
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