TAIT Design Co. is an independent product design studio owned and operated by founder Matt Tait and co-founder Audrey Elkus. But what is a product design studio, anyways?
In this day and age, design is often created for digital spaces. Whether it’s website design or graphics, while much of this work is great, all of it is short lived. No matter how much thought or energy is put into a project, with one click it can be deleted forever.
But physical design is different –– products can be timeless. And if they’re made right, they can last for years to come. Products also have the power to bring attention away from our notifications and towards each other instead. This is the type of work we do. As native Michiganders, we opened our studio in Detroit to create products that improve modern work and life. Our line is composed of homewares and toys for all ages. We design with intention, make our products right here, and build them to last.
Founded in 2013, our mission is to create beautiful products that bring people together through a sense of play, impact the local economy through regional manufacturing, and empower the next generation of designers by showcasing Detroit design around the world.