In 2004, Georg Baehler and Stephanie Lu formed Noir Trading, Inc., with a mission to manufacture furniture that deftly balances design in a handcrafted collection of over 1200 products that is consistent, sustainable, and accessible. As the lead designer, Swiss-born Georg creates every item for Noir the old-fashioned way, with a pencil and paper. Whether wholly original or classically inspired, each Noir product is meticulously designed to scale by Georg’s hand. Georg’s passionate design inspiration comes from an amalgam of classic furniture design, the craftsmen that bring his pieces to life and sustainable local materials that are available. By playfully experimenting with these three elements, Georg creates the singular Noir vision.