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  • Alessi

    Alessi

    Founded 1921 (Italy)

    Since 1921, “the Dream Factory,” as the family-run Alessi company is known, has been bringing creativity and technology to the objects we use every day. Alberto Alessi’s grandfather, Giovanni Alessi, founded the family-owned and operated company near Lake Orta in the foothills of the Italian Alps, an area known for highly developed craft traditions in wood and metal. Alberto’s father, Carlo Alessi, took over the company in the 1950s and designed many of the iconic products for which Alessi is known today. It was also under Carlo’s leadership that the company began to commission products from outside designers, and it was through this strategy that Alberto Alessi, who has been the president of the company since 1970, brought the company to the forefront of international design. In 2010, Alberto Alessi received the distinguished Collab Design Excellence Award from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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  • Anglepoise

    Anglepoise

    Founded 1932 (Redditch, U.K.)

    British lighting brand Anglepoise had its first commercial success with the Original 1227 lamp, designed in the 1930s by automotive engineer George Carwardine, who developed the articulating task lamp by using a constant spring tension mechanism to achieve a unique balance of flexibility and stability. Early Anglepoise lamps are included in the Victoria & Albert and Design Museums in London, and the Original 1227 was among the iconic British designs featured on a series of Royal Mail stamps in 2009.

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  • Artek

    Artek

    Artek was founded in Helsinki in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl to market the Aaltos’ own designs, with the wider mission of bringing modernism to Finland and sharing Alvar Aalto’s Nordic take on art, industry and interior design. The name Artek merges “art” and “technology,” concepts that modernism brought together in the 1920s, and with Alvar as its guiding spirit, the company continues to develop modern furniture, lighting and accessories by Finnish designers and others around the globe.

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  • Artemide

    Artemide

    Founded 1960 (Milan, Italy)

    Founded by Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide is an internationally renowned lighting company, distinguished by its modern, design-driven philosophy of creating “light as a companion to people.” Manufacturers of the iconic Tolomeo Collection, Artemide has continued to innovate and enlighten.

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  • Bensen

    Bensen

    Founded 1981 (Vancouver, Canada)

    The Danish-born Niels Bendtsen launched Bensen design and manufacturing group with a philosophy of balancing simplicity and honesty. Along with his staff, Bendtsen designs and oversees production of an extensive line of furnishings from his factory in Vancouver.

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  • Brown Jordan

    Brown Jordan

    Founded 1945 (Pasadena, California)

    Established in the 1940s by Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan, Brown Jordan is a design-driven company that came to prominence during the post-war leisure-time boom. It continues to offer distinctive outdoor furniture, embodying the principles and aesthetic of California midcentury modernism.

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  • Case

    Case

    Founded 2006 (London, England)

    The British furniture company Case promotes a core value of modernism in its belief that the best design should be accessible to the mass market. Case combines quality, tradition and cutting-edge technologies to make the works of designers like Matthew Hilton, Marina Bautier, Nazanin Kamali and Samuel Wilkinson available at accessible prices.

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  • Cassina

    Cassina

    Founded 1927 (Meda, Italy)

    Since its founding in the 1920s, Cassina has worked side by side with the world’s best designers, becoming a pioneer in European design. In 1964, Cassina took over production of the licensed works of Le Corbusier and his collaborators and continues to hold the exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation.

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  • Cherner Chair Company

    Cherner Chair Company

    Founded 1999 (Fairfield, Connecticut)

    Norman Cherner’s sons, Benjamin and Thomas, launched the Cherner Chair Company to revive their father’s designs, producing chairs to his original exacting specifications. Embracing his vision, they’ve also added seating and tables to the collection, maintaining the warm, organic molded plywood aesthetic that he pioneered.

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  • ClassiCon

    ClassiCon

    Founded 1990 (Munich, Germany)

    German manufacturer ClassiCon offers furniture, rugs, lighting and accessories in designs both original and formally structured. True to the company name, some are classic pieces from icons of modern design, including Eileen Gray and Eckart Muthesius. The “con,” or contemporary, pieces come from exciting designers working today, including Konstantin Grcic, combining a point of view with a timeless aesthetic – and aspiring to be future classics themselves.

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  • Davey Lighting

    Davey Lighting

    Founded 1880s (London, England)

    Davey became famous in 19th-century London shipyards for its marine lighting fixtures. Industrial-style pioneer Peter Bowles, recognizing Davey’s favor among architects and designers, saved the company from closure in 2010 and made its handmade indoor-outdoor sconces and pendants available for the first time to the public.

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  • dk3

    dk3

    Founded 2009 (Vejle, Denmark)

    The underlying theme of Danish manufacturer dk3 is nature. dk3 brings together traditional crafting and carpentry with both modern and classic design, using organic materials – wood, brass, copper, bronze and steel. The company, established in 2009, is most well known for Royal System Shelving, the innovative wall-mounted system designed by Poul Cadovius in 1948. Other Danish designers and architects whose work is manufactured by dk3 include Kaare Klint and Børge Mogensen.

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  • Flos

    Flos

    Founded 1962 (Merano, Italy)

    Flos was founded specifically to produce modern lighting. Founding members Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni rocked the design world with the introduction of the Arco Floor Lamp and Taraxacum Pendant. The company still partners with internationally renowned talent, including Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio and Piero Lissoni.

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  • Fritz Hansen

    Fritz Hansen

    Founded 1872 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

    Founded by cabinetmaker Fritz Hansen, this Danish company produces classic designs by Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm and Piet Hein, as well as those by today’s top designers. It is characterized by a love of good craftsmanship coupled with a desire to make the most of modern production methods in the manufacturing of good design.

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  • Geiger

    Geiger

    Founded 1964 (Toronto, Canada)

    Geiger was founded by cabinetmaker John Geiger in Canada in 1964 as a custom wood furniture company. Over the years, the company expanded into office furnishings and case goods, including an innovative modular system of companionable desks, tables, credenzas and storage units that could be taken apart and reconfigured as needed. In 2000 Geiger, now headquartered in the United States, was acquired by Herman Miller. The company continues to manufacture performance-focused furniture for lobbies, offices and reception areas.

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  • Gloster

    Gloster

    Founded 1960 (Ghana)

    Gloster began designing and manufacturing modern, timeless outdoor furniture in West Africa in 1960; a few years later, access to plantation-grown teak moved the factory to Indonesia. Much of Gloster’s product line is made from teak, a natural choice for outdoor furniture, given its combination of natural beauty and near-imperviousness to the elements. The company is committed to using only teak from its own managed plantations, where all trees are planted and harvested by Gloster.

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  • Gubi

    Gubi

    Founded 1967 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

    “We see ourselves as treasure hunters,” says Jacob Gubi, CEO of the Copenhagen-based business founded by his parents, Gubi and Lisbeth Olsen. With Jacob at the helm, the company is chasing forgotten icons and bringing products back into production while also commissioning new pieces by today’s globally recognized designers. Discovering icons of the future requires having an “uncanny ability to recognize diamonds in the rough,” says Jacob.

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  • HAY

    HAY

    Founded 2002 (Horsens, Denmark)

    Rolf and Mette Hay established their design collective with a passion to return Danish design to the innovation of the 1950s and ’60s. Since then, HAY has accrued numerous awards for its work and collaborated with designers such as Scholten & Baijings, Clara von Zweigbergk and Staffan Holm.

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  • Heller®

    Heller®

    Founded 1971 (New York, New York)

    Founded by Alan Heller, the company became famous as a cutting-edge plastics manufacturer with the introduction of Massimo and Lella Vignelli’s iconic stacking dinnerware. Since then, Heller has continued to push the envelope of design with work by Mario Bellini, Frank Gehry and others.

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  • Humanscale®

    Humanscale®

    Founded 1983 (New York, New York)

    Since its inception, Humanscale has been developing ergonomic office tools that solve problems as simply and elegantly as possible. The company’s reputation as an industry leader was cemented in 1999 with the introduction of Niels Diffrient’s groundbreaking Freedom® Chair, which embodies core Humanscale values of accessibility and sustainability.

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  • J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik

    J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik

    Founded 1940 (Århus, Denmark)

    Niels Otto Møller founded this Danish company that is now run by his son. Using sustainably sourced wood as its primary material, the company makes and finishes all chairs, tables and accessories by hand, without an assembly line.

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  • Kartell

    Kartell

    Founded 1949 (Milan, Italy)

    For more than 60 years, the Italian company Kartell has brought us colorful, exciting and innovative products from Philippe Starck, Piero Lissoni, Marcel Wanders and many others.

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  • L.K. Hjelle Møbelfabrikk

    L.K. Hjelle Møbelfabrikk

    Founded 1945 (Sykkylven, Norway)

    In the 1940s, second-son farmers in the small Norwegian village of Sykkylven began building furniture in family barns to support themselves and create jobs within the community. One of those farmers was Lars Karl Hjelle, who founded L.K. Hjelle Møbelfabrikk in 1945. Today L.K. Hjelle is run by L.K.’s grandson, designer Dag Hjelle, who works with Norwegian and international designers while continuing to produce the company’s Scandinavian craftsman pieces in the family factory in Sykkylven.

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  • Loll Designs

    Loll Designs

    Founded 2006 (Duluth, Minnesota)

    Loll Designs strives to improve the relationship between furniture and the environments in which users enjoy it. “We make outdoor furniture for the modern lollygagger,” says founder Greg Benson. The company manufactures its pieces from 100% recycled plastic derived mostly from millions of single-use milk jugs.

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  • Louis Poulsen

    Louis Poulsen

    Founded 1892 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

    Louis Poulsen partnered with the famous Danish architect Poul Henningsen to elevate lighting to the realm of great design. Louis Poulsen still manufactures Henningsen’s iconic works like the Artichoke and Snowball pendants to the architect’s same exacting specifications.

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  • Luceplan

    Luceplan

    Founded 1978 (Milan, Italy)

    This innovative Italian lighting manufacturer was founded by Riccardo Sarfatti, Paolo Rizzatto and Sandra Severi to continue the design legacy begun by Sarfatti’s father, Gino, and his company, Artluce. Today, the company continues to create compelling, architectural lighting.

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  • Maharam

    Maharam

    Founded 1902 (New York, New York)

    Founded in 1902 by Louis Maharam, a Russian immigrant, New York-based Maharam is known worldwide for its comprehensive collection of textiles. Starting with a single pushcart, Maharam evolved into a supplier of theatrical materials for costume and set design in the 1940s, to a pioneer of the contract textile industry in the 1960s, to one of today’s leading providers of textiles to architects and interior designers. With a portfolio spanning designs from 20th-century visionaries to those in the contemporary avant-garde, Maharam is represented in MoMA’s permanent collection, among other museums.

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  • Moooi

    Moooi

    Founded 2001 (Breda, The Netherlands)

    Founded by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers, Moooi (Dutch for “beautiful”) makes lighting, furniture and accessories that are “daring, playful, exquisite and based on the belief that design is a question of love.”

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  • Nani Marquina

    Nani Marquina

    Founded 1987 (Barcelona, Spain)

    Since founding her company, Nani Marquina has been designing colorful and creative rugs, paying particular attention to raw materials and production processes. The internationally renowned company also produces the works of a select group of designers, including Tord Boontje, Renske Papavoine, Javier Mariscal and Joaquim Ruiz Millet.

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  • Niche

    Niche

    Founded 2003 (New York, New York)

    Niche lighting company came to be when founder Jeremy Pyles couldn’t find a pendant fixture he liked for his own use, so he designed one himself. That first light was made in 2003 with the help of a glassblower Pyles met by chance, and the boutique lighting business took off from there. The Niche mantra – “Made, not manufactured” – means each light is still blown and finished by hand in the company’s headquarters in Beacon, New York.

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  • Normann Copenhagen

    Normann Copenhagen

    Founded 1999 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

    Jan Andersen and Poul Madsen founded Danish design company Normann Copenhagen in 1999 with the goal of elevating pretty much everything in the home – from furniture and lighting to textiles, accessories and the most basic of functional housewares – via innovative, even decorative, design that they fully intend to stand the test of time.

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  • Objekto

    Objekto

    Founded 2004 (Aix-en-Provence, France)

    Brazilian-French manufacturer Objekto produces furniture and lighting that’s original yet timeless, conceived by global architects and designers such as Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Respecting every designer’s vision, Objekto develops and manufactures its products – including Mendes da Rocha’s Paulistano Armchair, plus the Moebius Table and Tipi Table – with creators’ wishes and specifications firmly in mind.

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  • Onecollection

    Onecollection

    Founded 1990 (Odense, Denmark)

    Henrik Sørensen and Ivan Hansen founded their company Onecollection in 1990. Eight years later, Hanne Wilhelm Hansen asked them to make a sofa designed in 1957 by her husband, the late Finn Juhl. That initial request led to more pieces from the Juhl archives, and today Henrik and Ivan are the sole producers of authentic Finn Juhl furniture.

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  • Original BTC

    Original BTC

    Founded 1990 (Oxford, England)

    British designer Peter Bowles founded Original BTC inspired by a love of industrial lighting. The company produces updated classics and original designs inspired by traditional factory fittings, childhood toys and 1940s design, all hand-assembled in England.

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  • Pablo

    Pablo

    Founded 1993 (San Francisco, California)

    This lighting company was started by industrial designer Pablo Pardo and has gone on to gain international recognition for its technologically groundbreaking designs. The company is based in San Francisco.

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  • Pallucco

    Pallucco

    Founded 1982 (Treviso, Italy)

    Pablo Pallucco founded his company believing that “art prevails over design.” In the 1980s, the company took over production of Mariano Fortuny’s iconic 1921 lamp, a piece that has been likened to sculpture.

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  • Rich Brilliant Willing

    Rich Brilliant Willing

    Founded 2007 (Brooklyn, New York)

    Founders Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams create simple and expressive objects that are designed to bring out the best in their environments. Blending intelligence, humor and integrity, RBW, based in Brooklyn, has achieved international acclaim for its honest and refreshing approach to the modern aesthetic.

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  • Roll & Hill

    Roll & Hill

    Founded 2010 (Brooklyn, New York)

    Roll & Hill shot out of the gate to critical acclaim after its founding. On the forefront of design and production, Jason Miller and his fellow designers are committed to creating innovative and unexpected contemporary lighting for residential and commercial interiors.

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  • Softline

    Softline

    Founded 1979 (Maribo, Denmark)

    Softline began as one of Denmark’s primary producers of polyurethane foam for the furniture industry. In the 1980s, the company began creating its own furniture and has since become a foremost studio for modern Scandinavian design, producing the work of Busk + Herzog, Karim Rashid, Hiromichi Konno, Thomas Müller and others.

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  • Stellar Works

    Stellar Works

    Founded 2013 (Hong Kong)

    The Japanese and French founders of Stellar Works, established in Hong Kong in 2013, envisioned creating modern furniture that incorporates cross-cultural and cross-era themes – East and West, traditional craft and modern industry, design heritage and innovation. Stellar Works brings together Asian-inspired aesthetics and European sensibilities – be it Bauhaus functionality or Scandinavian simplicity – in complementary, fresh designs. The company’s vintage lines take classic designs and reinterpret them via modern materiality.

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  • Stua

    Stua

    Founded 1983 (San Sebastian, Spain)

    “Good design is not only about beautiful shapes. It always has to be clever in the solution of functional questions,” says Stua founder Jesús Gasca. Stua produces contract-quality, eco-friendly furniture that combines innovative materials with simple shapes. The name Stua stands for solo tengo un amor – “I have only one love.”

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  • Tacchini

    Tacchini

    Founded 1965 (Seveso, Italy)

    Founded by designer Antonio Tacchini, this Italian company is known for versatile furniture that is sensitive to the forms of nature and is produced with eco-friendly methods. Its pieces can be found in homes the world over and in commercial spaces ranging from Dubai International Airport and Hilton hotels to the offices of GM and Sony.

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  • Thayer Coggin

    Thayer Coggin

    Founded 1953 (High Point, North Carolina)

    With just a simple handshake agreement, craftsman Thayer Coggin and designer Milo Baughman established one of the most significant partnerships in American midcentury modernism. Coggin’s daughter, Royale Wiggin, now runs the company and partnered with DWR to make authentic Milo Baughman furniture available to our customers.

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  • The Modern Fan Co.

    The Modern Fan Co.

    Founded 1997 (Ashland, Oregon)

    Noticing a gap in the market for minimalist ceiling fans, Ron Rezek started designing sleek, efficient and wobble-free fans in 1986. Expressing modern aesthetics through “mechanical simplification, geometric forms and contemporary finishes,” Modern Fans are at home in residential and commercial settings.

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  • Tolix®

    Tolix®

    Founded 1927 (Autun, France)

    After perfecting the art of galvanized steel in the 1920s, Xavier Pauchard trademarked the name of his company, and his Marais A Chair became a standard of café seating in France. Taken over by his sons in 1948, Tolix today still creates Pauchard’s designs to his exacting standards.

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  • Treku

    Treku

    Founded 1947 (Zarautz, Spain)

    In 1947 cabinetmaker Jesus Aldabaldetrecu founded his family-run furniture company, Treku, in a workshop in Zarautz, Spain, a coastal town known for its tradition of carpentry and woodworking. With the second generation came industrialization. Now in its third generation, Treku (short for Aldabaldetrecu) specializes in sleek storage and media units that combine contemporary and traditional design details.

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  • Tuuci®

    Tuuci®

    Founded 1998 (Miami, Florida)

    Dougan Clarke, a sailor who spent a decade working with sails and rigging, changed the definition of an umbrella with his sleek, modern shade structures crafted by the company he founded: Tuuci, The Ultimate Umbrella Company.

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  • USM

    USM

    Founded 1885 (Münsingen, Switzerland)

    Originally a hardware and lock business, USM was founded in 1885 by Ulrich Schaerer in Münsingen (hence the abbreviated name) and has stayed in the family ever since. In 1961, Ulrich’s grandson, Paul Schaerer, hired architect Fritz Haller to build a new factory and office building. The two men, inspired by Haller’s steel construction system, then created modular furniture for the new space. The resulting USM Haller Collection was designed to adapt and expand as home and office needs changed. By building furniture meant to last for generations, USM was emphasizing sustainability before it was fashionable, and USM Haller pieces bought 50 years ago can be paired with those purchased today.

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  • Verpan

    Verpan

    Founded 2003 (Horsens, Denmark)

    The exclusive producer of the work of Verner Panton, Verpan is based in Basel, Switzerland. The company initially restricted itself to producing classic lighting such as Panton’s Fun and Onion collections but has since dug into the midcentury master’s archives to introduce authentic Panton seating and accessories.

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  • Vipp

    Vipp

    Founded 1939 (Randers, Denmark)

    Holger Nielsen designed a simple, brilliant trash bin for his wife’s hair salon – and the Vipp company was born. Today, Vipp is run by Nielsen’s daughter, Jette Egelund, who uses the same clean, thoughtful approach to design towels, hardware, brushes and more.

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  • Vitra

    Vitra

    Founded 1950 (Weil am Rhein, Germany)

    “We make products that avoid the superfluous and last for a very long time,” says Vitra chairman Rolf Fehlbaum. Based in Switzerland, the company has collaborated with such design luminaries as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Frank Gehry and Verner Panton to manufacture the pieces that define modern design.

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  • Woven

    Woven

    Founded 1960 (Tehran, Iran)

    Abraham Moradzadeh was a teenager when he opened his first rug shop in Iran in 1960. After moving with his young family to the United States in 1980, he re-opened in Los Angeles as Abraham Rug Gallery, and 25 years later his son Sam joined the company with a plan to expand and modernize the offerings to include rugs by contemporary designers and manufacturers. Now called Woven, the family company also produces its own designs while continuing to offer vintage and antique rugs, many of which Abraham Moradzadeh still sources himself.

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