The expression, ‘au bout du bois’ means literally ‘the end of the wood’, the crosscut of a branch, which shows the grain, also referred to as ‘end-grain’ or in French, ‘bois de bout’.
ABDB Designs, founded in 2016 by French-born designer Djivan Schapira, is a multidisciplinary start-up known for designing and hand-crafting innovative furniture and interior decor. Our creations feature end grain slices artistically embedded in colored acrylic, which is accomplished by our unique, patent pending process.
Blurring the lines between art and high end furniture, our first collection includes small triangular, square, and circular end tables as well as larger oval cocktail tables set on sculptural modern bases and finished with a high gloss or satin finish.
Our workplace, ABDB Studios, is perched high in the Palisades of New Jersey with views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, striking daily inspiration for us as we create, design, and manufacture each piece or installation that fills our clients' space.