Simple Wood Goods makes fun, functional objects that solve everyday problems in novel ways. We’re a 2-person shop in Ohio - our home goods and furniture are 100% designed and manufactured in Cincinnati. We’re committed to using local materials, vendors, and labor whenever we can, and every product in our store has been designed and built by either Matt or Alex.

Interested in design consultation services? Custom fabrication?

If you’re looking for well made, locally manufactured furniture or a design consultation for your home, business, or organization, take a look at our store, stop by and say hello, or contact us about a custom project.


Simple Wood Goods was founded by Matthew Swaidan in 2014. Before SWG, Matthew worked at a handful of award-winning architectural studios in Boston and New York. At the end of the day, though, he realized his personal sketchbooks contained a lot more ideas about furniture than they did about architecture. He knew Ohio had plenty of opportunities for a recovering architect-turned-maker, so he moved back home and SWG was born.