Crate&Barrel Celebrates 50 Years!

Crate&Barrel, Oakbrook store 1972

With great pride, I want to congratulate my parents, Gordon and Carole Segal for creating and sustaining Crate&Barrel, now celebrating 50 years this day!  Surrounding themselves with creative and talented people along the way, they executed their passion for good design at affordable prices. Their inspiration came from the beautiful products around the world, from vendors like Torben Ørskov of Denmark, Armi Raitia of Marimekko Finland, and Bernt Dibbern of Germany. Their staff of Barbara Turf, Lon Habkirk, Tom Shortlidge, Raymond Arenson and countless others, all equally shared their passion and without them would not have created the strong company that exists today. Now under the current direction of Marta Calle and the Otto Group, cheers to another 50 years of success and great design in people’s homes and lives!