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COUNCIL is a testament to San Francisco’s design culture. The story began in November of 2006, when its founder, designer Derek Chen, became frustrated by the absence of American companies represented among the leaders in international design. Six sleepless months later Council’s debut collection launched at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. The following year Council showed collections in New York and at the Milan Furniture Fair, and a year later found itself the recipient of the coveted ICFF Editors Award for Furniture. Still only four years young, Council has great expectations for the future, and we look forward to bringing you great design for years to come.
As the name suggests, Council was born from the notion of collaboration—its collections reflect the contributions of designers from around the world. They produce singular pieces, and aim to make each one the purest expression of its original design concept. Council’s collection is steeped in quality, craftsmanship, authenticity, and, above all, good design.