The two design school friends behind Twelve Chairs named the store for the twelve women in their program at Cornell, but the number also corresponds to the twelve criteria they have established for sourcing products. Everything in the shop—from blankets to ceramics, mirrors to stationery—is designed and manufactured in North America using environmentally and socially responsible methods, and vendors must meet at least six of the twelve criteria for inclusion in Twelve Chairs. Products that meet these high standards include cheeseboards from Rhode Island’s O&G Studios ($32-48), hand-thrown thimble cups in unglazed porcelain ($34/set of four) and cozy herringbone throws by Brahms Mount ($225).
|Venue name:||Twelve Chairs|
581 Tremont Street
|Opening hours:||11am–6pm Tue–Fri|