Detroit has not been known for business success stories recently, but one company is bucking that trend. Line Studio Detroit, started by a husband and wife team who relocated from North Carolina, has found success creating concrete countertops and furniture. Andrew Ward and Jessica Smigels take a very art-centered approach and their operation was recently profiled on the website modelD.

Line Studio Detroit has carved out a niche for itself making custom jobs for cast-concrete countertops, vanity tops, and furniture. It’s aiming to release its own line of housewares later this year. Further down the line, Ward hopes to add large outdoor public works to the company's clientele, including water fountains.

Line Studio Detroit has become so busy that Ward is starting to look at making his first hire. He would like to add two new team members by the end of this year.

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