Potter, designer, and author Jonathan Adler launched his namesake brand after leaving his day job to pursue his first love: pottery. In 1993, Barneys bought his collection of pots, and five years later, he opened his first store in Soho. Soon, his design desires expanded. Creating a few innocent throw pillows evolved into designing sofas to designing the side tables that flanked them, then the lamps to light it all…and so on. Now his offerings span furniture, lighting, home accessories, decorative objects, tabletop collections, bedding, bath accessories, candles, rugs, pillows, and more. His eponymous company has stores worldwide, a thriving e-commerce site, a full slate of residential and commercial projects, and a wholesale business boasting over 1,000 locations globally.