Chicago–based Greta de Parry is a classically trained woodworker and sculptor. She focused on Sculpture and Designed Objects at The School of the Art Institute, later being recruited as the sole artist in residence in a post-graduate program with SAIC. She began her career making custom-commissioned furniture from high-quality materials and skilled construction methods. From 2007 to 2012, de Parry worked on bringing her designs to a wider audience, ultimately founding Greta de Parry Design, LLC in 2012. Every Greta de Parry design is made to be honest, simple, beautiful, lasting, and beneficial to its users.