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Designer Spotlight: Jonathan Adler

I've already featured some fabulous designs by the lovable Jonathan Adler, so I figure it's about time I gave him a proper introduction on the site. Lately, he's best-known as the judge with the flamboyant neckties on Bravo's Top Design, but Adler has been a bold presence in the design world since 1994, when he sold his first batch of pottery to Barneys.

Adler soon expanded beyond ceramics into an array of assorted homewares — including lamps, furniture, rugs, and quirky accent pieces. His goods are sold online and at eight boutiques nationwide.

To get an idea for what Adler is all about, look no further than the brand's bold manifesto, which includes such dicta as "We believe that your home should make you happy," "minimalism is a bummer," and "colors can't clash." You can also see some of my favorite Adler designs by clicking on the photos below.

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scoobylover43 scoobylover43 9 years
He has some really nice items, to pricey though.
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 9 years
Casa, how do you go about bookmarking items from his site? I've tried a few times in the past to pick some of his pieces as casa cravings only to fail miserably. Does the flash on his site prevent bookmarking or am I (unsurprisingly) just not web-savvy enough?
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I think the white bird bowls would look awesome with something organic in pine cones or those wood thingys you can get at Pier One.....
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
really unique collection! i love all of it!
brenababy brenababy 9 years
Cute horse lamp! :)
redegg redegg 9 years
Love his stuff. A lot of it is too bright for me to use but I still like it.
hboogie hboogie 9 years
He and Simon Doonan are such a power couple.
lrunyon lrunyon 9 years
i can't wait for a Jonathon Adler shop to open around Atlanta! love love his design style
RobotGirl22 RobotGirl22 9 years
Wow. I loved his website! It's also really cool that he's helping out with the peru earthquake relief.
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 9 years
I just love him - He cracked me up on Top Design, and cracked me up again when he visited The Parker. What a great character. Cool loot also!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I love his designs :) Too bad I can't afford most of it!
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