Jonathan Adler is a world renowned designer and tastemaker with an eye for bright color, modernist forms and bold graphics. However, many people don’t know he got his start more than sixteen years ago with a small collection of pottery for Barney’s New York.
He first explored the art of pottery making at summer camp, after which he begged his parents for a wheel and kiln. He continued to fine tune his talent for creating beautiful pottery throughout childhood and college, but it wasn’t until Barney’s picked up his first collection that he knew he had a career on his hands.
The line was an immediate success and he opened his first retail store in Manhattan five years later. He has since expanded to twelve retail stores, an interior design business, and a large wholesale business for clients such as Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.
His roots as an artist and sculptor continue to influence his brand of home accessories, which includes decorative objet, tabletop collections, bedding, bath accessories, candles, furniture, rugs, pillows and lighting.