Nest Homeware is a small company based in Providence, RI, specializing in cast iron cookware. Nest is led and managed by its founder and principal designer, Matt Cavallaro.


Matt founded Nest in 2013 with a vision to make beautiful, highly functional, heirloom products. His strong background in Industrial Design and classic manufacturing processes, combined with his artist's eye and creative passion, drive that vision.


Though starting in the kitchen, Nest will be moving into the rest of the home in the coming year - designing furniture, lighting, and other meaningful products to warm and serve your family.




Matt was raised in a small town outside Rochester, NY. He grew up loving dinosaurs, horses, and space. None of that has changed.


He graduated from the Industrial Design program at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. It was there that he fell in love with the cast iron process and deepened his appreciation for ancient materials, story, and myth.


Matt has since anchored in Providence and gone on to teach courses at RISD on cast iron, investment casting for bronze, and machining for metal. He has also done work for NASA, the U.S. Military, the film industry, and various companies in their start-up phases. He is constantly learning and always experimenting.