We are The Long Confidence

The Long Confidence is a small furniture and homegoods studio based in Berkeley, California. We are focused on making contemporary heirlooms, driven by quality and curiosity. Our work lives gracefully in the home, becoming more beautiful over time. Each piece is made by hand in our workshop, and our products use a mixture of contemporary and traditional joinery methods designed for a lifetime of use. The Long Confidence, a result of a lifetime of making, was founded in 2017.


Rafi Ajl

After 22 winters on the east coast, Rafi made his escape. Following a love of all that is wild, he settled into Northern California, where he has made his home and practice. Rafi has been making and taking apart things as long as he can remember, learning to sew first from his artist mother, broadening to creating everything from landscapes to bicycles to tea houses to furniture and goods for the home.