Our Story

We handcraft modern audio HiFi consoles and vinyl LP storage cabinets in the tradition of fine furniture. Our consoles bring together time honored analog electronics with digital technology to deliver audiophile sound enriching the connection between the listener and their music. The collection is designed to provide distinctive audio products for the design and quality oriented consumer and is a singular alternative to impersonal mass produced consumer electronics and storage cabinet options available on the market currently.

 

 

Our Team

 

Blake Tovin

Founder & Creative Director

Blake has more than 25 years experience in product development, branding, and marketing. Blake has been involved in all areas of the furniture industry from his start as a hands-on furniture maker to running his own successful design licensing business, Tovin Design Limited, established in 1991. Tovin Design specializes in designing furniture for specialty retailers such as Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, EQ3 and many more.

 

Matt Richmond

Senior Designer

Matt heads up our product design. Matt brings his experience as a buyer for Design Within Reach and more recently with the San Francisco based Council Furniture. He is also Senior Designer at Tovin Design Limited and the mind behind the much loved iVictrola.

 

Andrew Forseth

Operations and Product Development Director

Andrew joins SYMBOL audio bringing experience in both product design and audio to the business. Andrew joined Symbol as an intern and was welcomed to the team after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from University of Cincinnati.

 

Mary Hoffer

Sales and Marketing Director

Mary oversees the sales and marketing program at SYMBOL Audio. After 14 years managing retail stores in New York City, Mary brings an understanding of the value of vendor relationships to their retailers and works with SYMBOL Audio to enhance and grow these relationships, while also developing unique online and media opportunities to grow the brand.