Studiomake is David Schafer and Im Schafer. We are both
licensed architects and recent graduates from Cranbrook
Academy of Art, where we were able to develop our
understanding of objects. Our studio practice draws no
lines of distinction between the structures that we design
and build and the products which we conceive of and
prototype. We make things because we are curious; we
collaborate because two heads are always better than one.
David Marc Schafer is a native of San Diego, California.
His love for tooling came early: as a young boy he
discovered the latent potential of the tools in his father's
garage. In their efforts emerged a pursuit for mechanical
perfection, and David was energized by method, precision,
and the dedicated connection between hand and tool.
David received a Bachelor of Architecture from the
University of Arizona in 2000 and is licensed by the
State of California to practice architecture. David recently
graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art with an MFA
from the Metalsmithing department.
David's curriculum vitae is available here.
Im Sarasalin Schafer was born in Kansas and raised in
Bangkok by her parents, a painter and an illustrator. Their
work and life intertwined, and they inevitably shared their
paintbrushes and watercolors with Im.
She moved to Tucson-- charged by the desert-- and
received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of
Arizona in 2003. She is an architect licensed by the State
of California. Im holds an MFA from the Ceramics department
at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Im's curriculum vitae is available here.