Hi. We're Ampersand. We love making things that make people happy.

Ampersand was founded by Tim Karoleff in August 2011 with a simple goal: to create pleasurable and practical products that would make people smile. Today the mission is the same as we continue to produce quality goods that make life a little better for you and your loved ones.

Happy products. Happy people.

Modern Heirlooms

We make quality goods that become cherished additions to your family.

Practical Pleasure

We create pleasant solutions to life’s little problems that look as good as they work.

Locally Made

We are committed to American manufacturing and craft all of our products locally.


We hand craft all of our furniture with love at our shop in Cincinnati, Ohio from American materials.

Bundle Table
from 479.00
Delta Bench
Delta Stool

Home Goods

Clever solutions and beautiful designs to help your home stand out, all made in the USA.

Heavy Shapes
from 200.00
Swell Tray
from 75.00
from 20.00
Swell Bowl
from 75.00


Our made in the USA gifts make wonderful presents for friends, family, or you.

Swell Candles
from 20.00
Tote Bag

Bespoke Commissions

In addition to our product offerings, we love to take on custom projects.

Got a unique idea or special desire? Let's make it real.

Name *
Type of Work *


Our trusted retail partners carry a selection of our quality goods.

Interested in stocking our American made products?




1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd

Venice, CA 90291

Fifth Floor Gallery

502 Chung King Ct

Los Angeles, CA 90012


2054 Mountain Blvd

Oakland, CA 94611


654 Chenery St

San Francisco, CA 94131




3180 Meade St

Denver, CO 80211




921 W 36th St

Baltimore, MD 21211




460 W Canfield St

Detroit, MI 48201

Shinola Flagship Detroit

441 W Canfield St

Detroit, MI 48201



Forage Modern Workshop

4023 E Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55406


2743 Lyndale Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55408



Laumeier Sculpture Park

12580 Rott Rd

St. Louis, MO 63127


New York

Shinola Flagship Tribeca

177 Franklin St

New York, NY 10013


144 10th Ave

New York, NY 10011



Algin Retro Furniture

800 Main St

cincinnati, oh 45202

High Street

1401 Reading Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Contemporary Arts Center

44 E 6th St

cincinnati, oh 45202

Museum of Contemporary Art

11400 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, OH 44106

Grid Furnishings

944 North High St

Columbus, OH 43201

Park + Vine

1202 Main St

Cincinnati, OH 45202



Powell's Books on Hawthorne

3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Portland, OR 97214

Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside St

Portland, OR 97209

Powell's Home & Garden

3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Portland, OR 97214



Philbrook Museum of Art

2727 S Rockford Rd

Tulsa, OK 74114



Blanton Museum of Art

200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Austin, TX 78701

Love Ding

10516 Manchaca Rd #210

Austin, TX 78748

PH Design Shop

2414 Rice Blvd

Houston, TX 77005



The Uncommons

1325 9th Ave SE

Calgary, AB T2G 0T2

Madame Mantis

Old Shuwaikh Street 6 Bldg 152

Safat, Kuwait 13063

Wholesale Request Form

Interested in retailing our American made products? Get the conversation started by submitting this form.

Mailing List


Ampersand has been featured in a variety of international media. Here's a sampling:

HOW / June 2015

Dwell / May 2015

DIY Network / I Want That SE 5 EP 09 2014

HOW / November 2014

American Craft / June-July 2014

101 Woonideen / February 2013



Interior Design / October 2013

WOSU / The Modern Table 2013

Details / November 2012

QCP / Cincinnati Growing Cincinnati 2012

Soap Box Media / The New Revolutionaries 2012

Gestalten / Once Upon a Chair 2011


The Team

These are the main players in our comedic drama.

Though we couldn't have done much without everyone who has helped us.

Tim Karoleff

Tim is all about the woods. And mountains. He had the great opportunity to learn about design from some geniuses and now he puts that knowledge to work, both creating for Ampersand and teaching product design at the University of Cincinnati. His best friends are trees.

Greg Lutz

Greg loves when art and science meet. He came from the world of strategic consulting and nonprofit management, so theoretically he’s the go-to guy on business stuff, but in reality he does a bit of everything. Greg constantly craves backpacking, bushcraft, sushi, and Beethoven.