Furniture that avoids the aesthetic of the moment.


SHIMNA, a SENTIENT company, combines traditional materials and techniques with contemporary design, infused with a sense of whimsy. We want our pieces to hearken back to the past but also connect with the present and future. We use local craftsmen and hardwoods to make each piece custom to order in Brooklyn, New York, USA.



Commercial, Hospitality, Residential


SHIMNA has worked with some of the top names in the architectural + interior design fields to produce custom-made, built-to-spec furniture, case goods and upholstery for a wide array of projects in the United States and abroad. Everything is manufactured and sourced locally to help meet LEED standards.



Donna Karan Urban Zen

Private collection studio

SHIMNA worked with Donna Karan Urban Zen interior designers to build custom tables and benches for their Manhattan offices in the Fashion District.

British Airways Galleries Lounge

At Newark international airport

SHIMNA worked directly with BA to design and produce a variety of tables and upholstered pieces for the largest airports in the world, meeting LEED standards.


Miami Edition Hotel

communal table + benches

SHIMNA has supplied several custom hardwood tables along with upholstery and other pieces for Ian Schrager's Edition Hotel series in London, Miami and New York.

Maialino's Restaurant

The gramercy hotel

SHIMNA built site-specific banquettes, tables and other upholstery for this classic Italian restaurant located in the Gramercy Hotel, situated on the historic Gramercy Park.

Bespoke Custom Work

SHIMNA collaborates & partners with architects, designers and everyone else who might be interested to create one-off bespoke pieces for residential, commercial & hospitality uses. We enjoy engaging in the creative process to help a family or individual create something special for the home that is completely personalized to match their style and space. Because everything is made in our Brooklyn workshop, it's relatively quick & easy for us to make to order.

Looking for Something Exquisite?

Check out the SENTIENT Furniture Collection. Our sister brand offers an upscale collection using high end materials and is still Made in Brooklyn from the same local resources.

Now in Greenpoint.


After 10 years in lower Manhattan, SHIMNA has relocated to Greenpoint, in northern Brooklyn. Our workshop, offices, studio + showroom are by appointment only. We welcome you to schedule a visit to learn more about our process and collection.