In 2004, Georg Baehler and Stephanie Lu formed Noir Trading, Inc. with a mission to manufacture furniture that deftly balances design and affordability. 15 years later, Noir has established itself with a hand-crafted line of over 1500 products that is consistent, available, and affordable.
As the Lead Designer, Swiss-born Georg Baehler creates every item for Noir the old-fashioned way: with a pencil and paper. Whether wholly original or classically inspired, every Noir product is meticulously designed to scale by Georg’s hand. Georg’s passionate design regimen is so prolific that Noir’s factories have yet to catch pace with him. His inspiration comes from an amalgam of classic furniture design, the craftsmen that bring his pieces to life, and the local materials that are available to work with. By continually playing and experimenting with these three elements, Georg creates the singular Noir vision.