North City Studios was founded by designers and makers - Merrick Anderson, Gerad Zanoni, Jake Johnson and Justin LaMachia. They sketch, collaborate, model, prototype, and solve problems. They are firm believers in the design process, continuously analyzing, assessing, and reassessing their furniture making efforts to create the best possible products for any home or space. Everything they make was designed ethically and sustainably in Minnesota, the North Star State.


Merrick is an adventure seeker and kick-ass creative. If she’s not making, you’ll find her enjoying the outdoors, from rock climbing to running marathons, a thrill seeker. All of which play into her creative practice. Anyone that meets her, instantly knows she does not stop. On the go and always exploring the best approach to solve the problem. She has honed her skills in woodworking and continues to build upon her mixed media approach to art and design using life, in all its glory, as her greatest influence.