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Founded in 1949, Pottery Barn is a chain of home furnishing stores headquartered in San Francisco.
All about Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn sells furniture for the whole house, from the bedroom to the bathroom, and the kitchen to the backyard. In-house designers and craftsmen create unique collections only available at Pottery Barn. It also operates specialty stores such as Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen. They're a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., and their headquarters are in San Francisco, California.
Pottery Barn became even more popular thanks to appearances in television shows like Seinfeld, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and Sex in the City. In addition to the U.S., there are also Pottery Barn locations in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, and the Phillippines.
The history of Pottery Barn
Paul and Morris Secon co-founded Pottery Barn all the way back in 1949. Their first store was located in Manhattan, specifically in West Chelsea. They quickly built up a chain of seven shops.
Both brothers ended up selling their shares in the company. In 1983, the Gap bought it. In 1986, Williams-Sonoma bought it.
A big turning point for the company was when they started offering products via their mail-order catalog, which debuted in 1987. Actually, in an episode of Seinfeld, Kramer makes a comment about how he collects the catalogs. The catalog is still popular today! They actually have two now, one for the entire Pottery Barn line and another one focused on Pottery Barn Bed + Bath, which only features products for bedrooms and bathrooms.
One of Pottery Barn’s most famous collections ever is their Star Wars line. May the force be with you!
You can bring the Force to your bedroom with Pottery Barn’s Star Wars collection. Would you buy a Millennium Falcon bed? Or maybe some plates and glasses? No matter what you buy, you’ll find lots of fun details faithfully replicated straight from the movies.
The Pottery Barn Kids website also has plenty of tips for creating your own DIY Star Wars party, including crafts for creating the perfect bash that will be out of this world.
OK, so the collection might be made with kids in mind, but there are probably tons of adults out there checking out the Star Wars home décor as well. For those wondering, the Millennium Falcon bed will set you back a cool $3,999.