Aaron Portiz Beta

When Aaron Poritz says he’s been around by furniture design and art for as long as he can remember, he’s not exaggerating. As a kid he spent a lot of time in his father’s wood shop and sculpture studio, and he ended up studying architecture and ceramics. But after working as an architect in New York for three years, he started designing furniture and other items. Now his company, Poritz & Studio, sells furniture and ceramics of his own design, plus a variety of items by other makers, like leather notebooks, stainless steel graters, and wooden toolboxes. We talked to Aaron about how he got his start and what he says you should think about before you buy your next piece of furniture.