Crate and Barrel
Crate and Barrel is a widely admired, international brand of home décor and furniture stores. Since a young Chicago couple, Gordon and Carole Segal opened their first store in 1962, the modern furniture store has grown to over 105 locations (and counting!) in almost every major North American market, as well as international markets in Dubai, Mexico City, and Singapore.
Inspired by Europe’s easily accessible, affordable, and functional contemporary furniture, the Segal’s set out to bring the same level of quality and convenience to the United States. After conceiving their business plan, the couple returned to Europe, culling their favorite items from local glassblowers, ceramicists, French copper kitchenware manufacturers, and simple bistro dinnerware makers. With little money left to set up shop, they built makeshift shelves and displays with the same boxes they had brought the furniture and precious home décor items home in. With one employee and no cash register, Crate and Barrel was born out of innovation and necessity.
Today, the vision of the furniture store’s founders is carried out through collaborations with talented artists and designers, illustrators, studio ceramicists, fine artists, and industrial designers from all over the world. The line of bedroom, living room, and home office furniture from classic to modern style trends is characteristically simple, colorful, elegant and affordable. In addition to furniture, Crate and Barrel is a resource for cookware, cutlery, kitchen electronics, organization and storage.
For beautiful, functional modern furniture and home décor accessories for your entire home, visit your local Crate and Barrel or browse their latest collection online.