Seagull & Sisters was founded by two friends who were separated by the sea and united by a shared sense of style. One, on the West Coast, looked out her window at the explosion of prefab high-rises ripping across the pine-fringed skyline and saw the need for well-designed, carefully crafted, environmentally sustainable housewares and furnishings. In other words, the aesthetic antidote to urban sprawl. The other, hailing from Sweden but exiled for years in a competitive, crowded enclave on the East Coast, longed for the simple, healthy, natural products that were a daily feature of life back home. She craved a balm for the daily grind.
The two “Sisters” realized that their home cities, Seattle and Stockholm, were united by their proximity to the sea as well as in their inhabitants’ stoic endurance of long, dark winters and unreasonable amounts of rainfall. They understood that the clean, fresh beauty of Scandinavian design could – along with a hot mug of coffee – brighten the moods of city dwellers on both coasts.
They founded Seagull & Sisters to bring the designs, delicacies, and dwelling strategies of the Swedes to the U.S. They are inspired by the designs of Jobs Handtryck and Josef Frank. They are drawn to things classic, practical, and nautical. Their goods are designed to last long enough to become cherished hand-me-downs or prized finds in a trendy consignment shop. They are the anti-Ikea.
They obsess about things like brass candle holders, forest prints, and comfy slippers. They are on a mission to help you find objects and goods that bring joy to your daily routine, whether wrapped in a stylish, squall-stopping raincoat on your daily commute or resting your tired feet on a sheepskin covered ottoman at day’s end. They do not carry umbrellas, and they would like you to create their logo!