CONFLUENCE DESIGN is a design studio based in Sunnyvale, CA, it was started with the goal of creating exquisite contemporary pieces that combine art and engineering. With a focus on craftsmanship and design, the emphasis is on utilitarian ware constructed to the highest standard. Every product is the sum of nuanced and layered materials, each utilized for it's specific properties and combined to culminate in a final precise form. 


Alex Spies started CONFLUENCE DESIGN with the ambition of realizing thoroughly thought out products while thinking about feasibility, process, aesthetics and precise use of material. He has 10 years of ceramic experience and a degree in mechanical engineering from Olin College. He has spent time working as an engineering consultant for companies such as L'Oreal, Dolby, Sunpower and a multitude of others.