about us

Brush Factory is a design studio and woodworking shop that designs and constructs custom furniture. Our 2,000 sq ft workshop facility has capabilities for prototyping and sample-making for manufacturers and brands interested in thoughtful problem solving and contemporary styling.  We believe that creating simple beautiful objects that are made honestly from natural materials in a sustainable way has the power to connect people with each other and the natural world.  

walnut and glasses


Since 2010 Brush Factory has developed a reputation for excellence.  Our woodworking facilities and skilled cabinetmakers offer craftsmanship and attention to detail that’s second to none.   We’re working with architects, interior designers, general contractors and small businesses all over Cincinnati but especially in Over-the-Rhine to contribute to rebuild our neighborhood’s environment one project at a time.






 We collaborate with clients to identify specific needs and translate these into custom furniture, case goods, and fixtures that elevate their brand and create a unique interior experience.


cryptogram ink studio


As tireless designers and makers Brush Factory founders Hayes Shanesy and Rosie Kovacs created Brighton Exchange their own line of furniture and products.  This contemporary collection grows each year as the brand develops around simple, functional, fun pieces.  Brighton Exchange is an outlet for creative expression on a smaller scale than our custom projects.  Working as our own manufacturer employing the design and production skills of the studio and workshop allows us the freedom to experiment on playful products that reflect the joy in designing and making in small handmade batches.


Brush Factory Rosie and Hayes 2010