Sim Fern is driven every day by the high standards of craftsmanship and discipline necessary to create beautiful visions of design and art for his clients. As someone who has always worked for himself, Sim has paved his own path in the ever-changing world of design and architecture. Starting in simple home repairs as a teenager and ultimately transitioning into custom upholstery, custom furniture design, and high-end millwork early in his twenties, Sim now proudly owns and operates his own successful business in Brooklyn, New York.

Called Upbeat DesignsSim Fern founded the company as a comprehensive provider for residential and commercial applications of all kinds, so that he can help people in the design world fabricate whatever’s next on their horizons. With thousands of completed projects and over 14 years of hands-on experience, Sim has continued to refine his client relationship and craftsmanship skills using consistent face-to-face client interactions and attending networking events every year.

Based on Sim Fern’s hard working values, each piece of custom-made furniture is carefully handcrafted in Upbeat Designs’ own shop and is made of products grown and fabricated in the USA. Boasting a difference in the details, Upbeat Designs guarantees that every piece of furniture is created with the utmost care and expertise to meet the needs of their clients, combining form with function for truly unique and captivating results.

There are infinite opportunities for design and architecture in today’s world, and as the United States makes an economic shift back toward locally-made productsSim Fern has the chance to fabricate these opportunities for clients from various backgrounds. From transforming the Grand Central Terminal into a sports venue to designing Bond Collective’s brand new event space called The Mezzanine, Sim and the Upbeat Designs team have been honored take on those projects to create something truly captivating.

According to Sim Fern, he doesn’t define himself as entrepreneur. Though he founded his own company, he did so to continue to enjoy what he loves on his own terms. His drive comes from the need to better himself, to evolve, to grow, and to develop meaningful relationships. An entrepreneur’s drive comes from success, whereas Sim’s drive comes from the craftsmanship and discipline necessary to create the vision of design and art for our clients.

Sim Fern is always looking for learning opportunities within the industry. He attends the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City every March, where he can connect with other professionals and be exposed to some of the most exciting design inspiration today. He is particularly eager about a few trends, such as modular furniture and homes, smart tech implementation into furniture and woodworking, and more.

This blog will cover some of the most exciting developments in design and architecture from Sim’s perspective. Whether he’s discussing visuals vs. utilitarian purpose, modular furniture, or simply sharing news on the future of 3D printing, Sim’s blogs will leave you with a more in-depth understanding of the architecture, interior design, and millwork realm. Stay tuned!

Top 3 Takeaways from Milan Design Week 2018

The 2018 Salone del Mobile, in Milan, has come to its conclusion. The Salone del Mobile is one of the design world’s biggest events. As such, there is ample opportunity to visit and see some of the best innovations that are coming up for furniture and design. At the...

How an Inflatable Skyscraper Could Save Lives

When one hears the word “inflatable”, they may think of the fun balloon houses that you jumped around in as a child. However, at the 2018 Skyscraper Competition, a trio of Polish designers took top honors an origami-inspired skyscraper. The skyscraper, affectionately...

The Secret to Successfully Designing Restaurants

Restaurants, like cathedrals, are places where human psychology is built into the structure itself. Human beings regard food and eating as both communal and safe activity — few other times are people as relaxed and focused as they are at a meal. This is one...

Antique Furniture Designs Through the Ages

With trends in furniture and fashion changing rapidly over the decades, it’s always just a matter of time before older pieces become like new again. As generational styles and designs age into their antique status, collectors begin to curate and catalog the most...

Breaking Down Moldings for Your Home

Have you ever wondered about the different wood trimmings in your home? What purpose does it serve? Or even the terminology? Accompanied by helpful photos, enlighten your knowledge about your home with this guide to the different moldings you can find throughout your...

Forecasting Color Trends for 2018

As a fresh January closes in, I find it fascinating–from a psychological, as well as a design standpoint–to look back upon the past year’s most popular home decor shades, and compare how drastically the upcoming year’s top color predictions differ. 2017...