Slice Furniture is me, Kevin Costello. I'm the employee, boss and owner, all in one, making furniture in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with the help of various friends and CNC shops. Furniture became my focus after I began re-upholstering Mid-Century Modern chairs and couches found on curbs and in dumpsters to decorate my modern living room the low-budget way.
I spent my days modeling all the various CAD (computer-aided design) parts for the automotive and aircraft industries. At night I tore apart lounge chairs. My house was soon stuffed with re-upholstery projects. It was either time to buy a bigger house or to move
So I moved to Minnesota to take advantage of the tremendous woodworking resources in the Twin Cities. Here I found a Biesse CNC router that streamlined production. I hooked my computer and my CAD software up to it, and started making modern furniture starting in 2008
Watching a CNC machine cut a piece of wood will never get old, but over time, the lure of the art of woodworking revealed a value added that can only be accomplished with hand finishing. Today my industrial modern designs combine cutting-edge technology with the warmth of craftsmanship.