Home is human.

It's a place that shapes who we are and how we live. It is full of stories — from the ones we live, to the ones we bring to it.

We founded JOHI with the intention of celebrating home as an increasingly multicultural space and often multigenerational experience.

The Studio

As a designer & manufacturer, we create well-made, high-end furniture, art, and decor in the United States.

Our works have found a home in residential and commercial interiors across the country.

In our local area, we serve:
• Santa Cruz
• Monterey
• San Francisco Bay Area

The Workshop

We currently operate in a 4,300 square-foot facility.

With expertise in product and industrial design, we utilize industry-standard creative and machining software.

To elevate our craft and deliver outstanding modern products, we use high-quality precision machinery in combination with traditional handcrafted techniques.

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Our Planet is Our Client, Too.

Our favorite way of defining the 1% commitment is the cost of doing business.

We impact our environment every day through the materials, technology, and processes we use. It only makes sense to funnel a portion of every sale to environmental stewards.

Our partners to date include:

Pacific Forest Trust pacificforest.org • Elkhorn Slough Foundation elkhornslough.org • 1% for the Planet onepercentfortheplanet.org

Back to the Beginning

Founded in 2019, we launched in Maui, Hawaiʻi creating small batches of home decor & furniture, surf products, and bespoke furniture.

Back then, we were a much smaller operation - our workshop was in a retired pineapple hangar in the small town of Hāliʻimaile! Working with residential and commercial clients on Maui and Oʻahu, we were very proud to produce Hawaiʻi made goods for our community.

In 2020, we moved JOHI to California. Doing so has allowed us the opportunity to grow so many ways. To all of our original clients and partners - mahalo for believing in our work!

  • Design Story: A Modern Hardwood Bench

    Design Story: A Modern Hardwood Bench

     Enter the Whispering Bench. Its unconventional cushion layout and polished wood draw you in with color and form. At a glance, it is refreshing. On closer inspection, it is refined....

    Design Story: A Modern Hardwood Bench

     Enter the Whispering Bench. Its unconventional cushion layout and polished wood draw you in with color and form. At a glance, it is refreshing. On closer inspection, it is refined....

  • 2023 Recap - Some Firsts & Some Favorites

    2023 Recap - Some Firsts & Some Favorites

    Every winter, we reflect on all of our projects and relationships of the year, amazed – How can time fly by so fast? 2023 Brought Us Our First: Exhibition of...

    2023 Recap - Some Firsts & Some Favorites

    Every winter, we reflect on all of our projects and relationships of the year, amazed – How can time fly by so fast? 2023 Brought Us Our First: Exhibition of...

  • Mahogany Media Cabinet

    Details That Elevate

    It’s easy for us to forget that when we talk about craftsmanship and the value of slow craft, it can mean something different to everyone. As woodworkers, we forget that our customers...

    Details That Elevate

    It’s easy for us to forget that when we talk about craftsmanship and the value of slow craft, it can mean something different to everyone. As woodworkers, we forget that our customers...

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