Donut Shop is a Detroit-based design studio founded in 2017 by friends Ian Klipa and Jacob Saphier. The studio’s work focuses on blending sculptural and industrial processes by exploring material qualities and their limitations. Ian and Jacob’s multidisciplinary backgrounds is prominent in their work which is designed and fabricated in-house by the duo. As the studio’s name implies, Donut Shop approaches design playfully, creating tastefully eclectic works that remain approachable and usable.
Donut Shop’s work has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects Detroit Chapter — awarded the Commerce Design Award 2018 and 2019, Sight Unseen, Design Milk and Detroit Home Magazine.