David Ritch & Mark Saffell

5d Studio

Venice, Manhattan Beach

David Ritch studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Cincinnati, where he went on to receive a BS in Industrial Design. Ritch has 24 years of design experience, including work with Henry Dreyfuss, Rubbermaid and Donald Chadwick.

Mark Saffell is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, where he received a BFA in Interior Architecture. Saffell has 22 years of experience, including work with Sussman/Prejza and Donald Chadwick.

Ritch and Safell’s design work, which includes seating, tables, desks, workstations and systems furniture products, has received top awards from ID Magazine, IIDEX and the IIDA, as well as winning Best of Show at Neocon and IDSA- Design of the Decade. Their work has been featured at the Cooper Hewitt National Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Design.