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Hugo & Hoby

Hugo & Hoby makes beautiful, modern American furniture. Our product is durable and sustainable like Patagonia, purchased conveniently and affordably online like Warby Parker, and shipped in flat-packed designs that are easy to assemble. We’re bringing all the craftsmanship and customization that comes with having your own personal carpenter with all of the convenience of a high quality online storefront.


  • Ben Young (SOM ‘16): An alum of Swarthmore College and high school math teacher for 5 years before coming to SOM.
  • Frederick Kukelhaus (SOM ‘16): Has a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering and worked as a management consultant for 9 years before coming to Yale SOM.