In case you haven't noticed I'm really on a "craftsmanship" kick lately. While I am still passionate about affordable design, I find so much value in furniture that is well made. YLiving did a nice little interview recently on Chicago based Ali Sandifer Studio. While the article does focus a lot on the actual wood used to make their furniture, I think it's a good snapshot into the thought, time, and effort that goes into one piece of furniture. It sort of puts the $2,800 price tag into perspective a bit more.