After stints in Seattle and San Diego, Erik spent half a decade in NYC exploring art, urbanism and interior design. Following his tenure in New York and formal training in Italy at the Florence Design Academy, Erik worked as an Interior Designer where he found his passion for rug design. Erik prides his custom designs on a commitment to quality, and uses an eye trained on urban and natural landscapes to create original patterns and rug concepts. Although based in Los Angeles, Erik fuels his inspiration for design with frequent trips around the US and abroad.
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Karim’s diversity affords him the ability to crosspollinate ideas, materials, behaviors, aesthetics from one typology to the next, crossing boundaries and broadening consumer horizons. His award-winning designs include democratic objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel in Athens. Karim has collaborated with clients to create democratic design for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and Magis, brand identity for Citibank and Hyundai, high tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Swarovski.
Since 1993, Ted Boerner and his eponymous San Francisco based design studio have been creating made to order furnishings for real people’s real lives. The designs are equally at home in all settings public and private, modern and transitional. Whether a bed, a table, lighting, chairs or rugs, Ted is inspired by the human body in its quest for comfort and motivated by the desire to cultivate a sense of place and belonging. Ted continues to be greatly influenced by the way people live and engage with each other, our surroundings and the planet, channeling that to create relevant and timeless design.