HALE, an industrial design company founded by Jonathan Nesci in 2006, is a part-design, part-production firm based dually in Chicago, IL and Scottsburg, IN. HALE uses a direct, intimate approach in securing quality, detailed, decorative art and fine furniture products from craftsmen in fields beyond the furnishing markets. In many cases, the designs are formed around industry capabilities and employ experts in a variety of manufacturing and production processes. In a relatively short time, HALE has created a wide range of products and has received recognition from leading design publications such as Wallpaper, Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Surface, and Art + Auction. HALE has won the annual Wallpaper Design Award for the Library Bookcase, a minimalist shelf sculpted in aluminum and commissioned by Ugo Alfano's Casati Gallery. Jonathan's designs have been viewed in numerous exhibitions including New York's ICFF, and with Casati at Paris Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Design Miami, Design Art London and Milan's Salone del Mobile.