Since its establishment by Romano Seletti in 1964, Seletti has distinguished itself with its tendency for innovative solutions for necessary household objects, including tabletop items and kitchenware, furniture, and storage accessories. Each product in the Italian brand’s line is defined not only by its function, but also by its style—which is often playful and clever and can even disguise the primary purpose of the product. The result is an assortment of designs that is visually arresting, creative, and useful, and will make a strong statement in any interior.
Danese was founded in the late 1950's by Bruno Danese and Jacqueline Vodoz as a small workshop. It has grown into a prominent design company focused on developing a new generation of innovative products. The firm designs a varied line of lighting, decorative, tabletop and furniture products.
Iconic potter, designer, author, and personality Jonathan Adler is dedicated to bringing style, craft and joy to your life. Adler launched his first ceramic collection in 1994 at Barneys New York. Five years later he expanded into home furnishings, opening his first namesake boutique in Manhattan. Jonathan Adler now has over 25 stores worldwide, a thriving e-commerce site, and a wholesale business boasting over 1,000 locations globally. While remaining committed to ceramic design, Jonathan has grown far beyond the potter’s wheel to become an internationally recognized design brand offering decorative objects, tabletop collections, bedding, bath accessories, gifts, candles, furniture, rugs, pillows, lighting, and most recently handbags.
In 1997, textile designer Sandy Chilewich founded Chilewich in New York City. In her New York-based studio, Sandy Chilewich continues to impress the design world by applying her interest in color and experimentation with fibers to create her signature textile, woven vinyl, in addition to many others. Her innovative use of yarn fuses style and sophistication to create modern, practical and durable tablemats, personal bags, woven vinyl floormats and indoor/outdoor floormats in an ever-expanding assortment. In her tabletop collection alone, Chilewich offers over 100 color and weave combinations. In addition to the Chilewich collection, Sandy Chilewich, with her husband and business partner, Joe Sultan, offers wall-to-wall flooring, tiles, and other products available to the contract market for architects and designers.
Michael Anastassiades launched his studio in 1994, seeking to explore culture and aesthetics in designing products, furniture, and environments. In each of his designs, Anastassiades attempts to provoke participation and dialogue. His objects are minimal, functional, and simple, while also full of life. His work is featured in permanent collections at the MoMA, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Craft Council in London, FRAC Centre in Orleans, France, and the MAK in Vienna. Anastassiades has designed products for notable design teams, including FLOS, Lobmeyr, and Svenskt Tenn. He established his eponymous company Michael Anastassiades Ltd in 2007 to produce some of his signature pieces, including a lighting collection, furniture, jewelry, and tabletop objects. Anastassiades focuses on blending the timeless and eclectic in his product design, creating distinctive objects that endure over time.
Inga Sempé is a French designer who has worked with a variety of design brands, including Cappellini, Edra, LucePlan, HAY, Alessi, and more. Sempé graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers in 1993, and held a scholarship at the Villa Medici Académie de France in Rome from 2000 to 2001. Sempé opened her own studio in Paris in 2001, where she continues to live and work. She designs furniture, lighting, tabletop accessories, clocks, rugs, and more. All of her designs are united by a thoughtful use of shape, cheerful silhouettes, and the possibilities of color and pattern.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Sit spent years in the fashion industry, designing the tabletop collection for Calvin Klein, as well as luxury home decor collections for Vera Wang and Kim Seybert. Soon, Sit began doing everything from metal welding to hand carving wood and forging her own flatware. She found her niche, and has since teamed up with local artisans and manufacturers to produce everything carefully and precisely at home in New York. Sit focuses on creating beautiful, functional objects through fair, sustainable production.
Totokaelo is a purveyor of beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated fashion and objects. They represent artists and designers who they believe to have an independent and thoughtful sense of beauty. They sell women and men's fashion and accessories, as well as a collection of furniture, lighting, tabletop items, art, and decorative items.
Characterized by its bold color combinations and simple, elegant designs, Jansen+co is a contemporary Dutch tabletop design company based in Amsterdam. Founded in 2006 by Anouk Jansen and Harm Magis, the company makes ceramic tabletop items that are designed to mix and match, enabling customers to create distinctive statements with their wares. In August 2010, the company launched its first ceramic range in its colorful “My Mugs” assortment. The company is focused on combining classic modern shapes with bright colors that blend with subtler, contemporary tones to create products that complement every kitchen.
Margaux Keller has come a long way since age 13, redecorating her room by arranging furniture and “pinning stuff on the walls.” She decided then, as a teenager growing up in Geneva, Switzerland, to attend design school in Paris. After she finished two design degrees, she found herself under the tutelage of Eugeni Quittlet during a “crazy” internship in Philippe Starck’s atelier. Since striking out on her own, she’s collaborated with high-design brands and everyday retailers alike, creating pieces like her Soupir tabletop mirror and Fanfan, a cork children’s toy. Now she’s making a line of home goods for SIA, under the direction of designer Jean-Marc Gady, as well as pieces for Roche Bobois.
Christian Metzner is a German product designer. Born in Brandenburg Germany, Metzner studied architecture and product design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. He has designed a variety of products, ranging textiles, functional tabletop, personal accessories, jewelry, and experimental products like his Ikarus melting wax lamp. He started his collaboration with Berlin-based NEW TENDENCY as design editor in 2013.
Brooklyn–based designer and illustrator Mark McGinnis has worked with a number of clients including the Boston Globe, New York Times, Variety Magazine, Poetry Journal, and many more. McGinnis often creates prints in a collection, including his iconic Alphabet Series that marries bold graphics and uncompromising humor. In addition to prints and posters, McGinnis also designs tabletop items and accessories that feature his illustrations, including his Metropolis Series line of dishware.
Oneida Ltd. is one of the world’s largest marketers of stainless steel flatware, and offers a complete range of tabletop products. Its operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Australia market stainless, silverplated, and sterling flatware products, china dinnerware, and crystal and glassware items. The company originated in a utopian community established in the mid-nineteenth century, and has had a strong reputation for quality since that time.
Fortessa, Inc. is a leading designer, developer and marketer of quality tableware for the high-end commercial foodservice market globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market, headquartered in Virginia, USA. The company was founded in 1993 as the Great American Trading Company, Inc., with two employees, but focused from the very start on quality dinnerware for culinary professionals and for the home. In 1997, the company expanded its offerings to flatware, glassware and tabletop accessories, becoming a “total table” operation.
Debra Folz Design is a Providence, Rhode Island based studio, which realizes furniture, tabletop and home accessory objects for exhibition and production through material exploration & conceptual curiosity. With an undergraduate degree in Interior Design from Suffolk University and a Masters degree in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, Debra Folz Design blurs boundaries between disciplines and their assigned material identities, lending consistent focus to the incorporation of textiles and embroidery techniques with furniture forms. Her work is motivated by the translation of traditional craft and manufacturing methods into contemporary visual languages and objects, collaboration & the ambition to learn new techniques is key to her process. This studio’s work prioritizes and supports American manufacturing by building trusted and rewarding relationships with highly skilled craftspeople throughout the New England region.
Derek Chen is the founder of Council Design. A designer in his own right—by way of Engineering School and Silicon Valley—he is also the founder of Urbana Design, a company named after the Illinois city where he spent much of his childhood. Through Urbana Design, Chen produces sleek tabletop items and contemporary furniture. His work has been covered in media outlets including Wallpaper*, The New York Times, InStyle, and Plaza. Chen’s work reveals the engineer’s eye for the strategic application of technology as well as an awareness of the visual and tactile appeal of natural forms and materials—it is an easy blend of high-tech and hand-craftsmanship. He lives and works in San Francisco.