Jonathan Adler

Interior Designer; Product/Industrial Designer / United States / Jonathan Adler

Iconic potter, designer, author, and personality Jonathan Adler is dedicated to bringing style, craft and positivity to your home.

Adler launched his first ceramic collection in 1993 at Barneys New York. Five years years later he expanded into home furnishings, opening his first namesake boutique in Manhattan.

Jonathan Adler now has 15 stores worldwide, a thriving e-commerce site, and a wholesale business boasting over 1,000 locations worldwide. 

While remaining committed to ceramic design, Adler has now 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.  

Adler’s creativity is fueled by various sources of inspiration: midcentury modern, art, and global pop culture combine to create the signature Adler aesthetic. The company prides itself on its ability to combine a serious design philosophy with a colorful sense of optimism. The guiding motto, “If your heirs won't fight over it, we won't make it,” reflects Jonathan’s commitment to impeccable craftsmanship and irreverent luxury.

In addition to designing furniture and products, Jonathan Adler has collaborated with many notable brands. In 2004 he redesigned the iconic California hotel The Parker Palm Springs. In 2009, Mattel called on Adler to design the modern-glam interiors for the “real” Barbie™ Dream House in celebration of Barbie’s 50th anniversary. He designed the Starbucks 2010 (RED)™ card and mug, which directly benefit The Global Fund, and most recently he was selected as LACOSTE’s 6th Annual Collectors series artist, debuting for Holiday 2011.

Adler is the author of three books: My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living and books in the Happy Chic series—Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors and Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessories. His third book in the series, 101 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life, will be published in early 2012.

He lives in New York City with his partner, Barneys Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan, and their Norwich Terrier, Liberace.

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