About Us

The pakzad family

Ebanista began in 2002 as a natural next step for the celebrated husband-and-wife team of designer builders, Fari and Melinda Pakzad. For thirty-five years, the pair made a name for themselves as the principals of Fari International, the eponymous custom home-building firm known for designing the most sought-after luxury homes in the country. It was through this pursuit that Fari and Melinda not only developed an intrinsic understanding for what it takes to appoint homes on a grand scale, but also an extremely discerning taste for the finest in home furnishings and objets d’art. With this inestimable perspective, they opened Ebanista and became a premier resource – and inspiration – for the world’s top interior designers, architects, and their pedigreed clientele.

Since she was child, Jessica has been ever-present at her parents’ sides and knew it was only a matter of time before she would be integrally involved in the family business. Her irrepressible passion and knowledge for all things Ebanista, design, and small business are….precisely what you would expect from the combined talents of Fari and Melinda. As Melinda proudly observes,“There is a depth to what we’re doing and I think it comes from the yin and yang of our partnership. It’s in her blood…because it’s in our blood.”

Since Fari’s retirement in 2010, Melinda and Jessica have taken the reins of Ebanista with natural ease – and creative vigor. Continually introducing stunning new pieces to the collection, in addition to taking on select interior design projects, the mother-daughter team has brought a decidedly fresh and exuberant energy to all that was already exceptional about Ebanista.

Each of our pieces must appeal to the CRITICAL EYE

OF THE ELITE in the interior design industry—

there is something magical that happens

when they leave us excited and inspired.”

Fari Pakzad

Each of our pieces must appeal
to the CRITICAL EYE OF THE
ELITE in the interior design
industry—there is something
magical that happens when they
leave us excited and inspired.”

Fari Pakzad

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