That is the sum of what we stand for. We believe that the everyday should be celebrated, that good things should be savored, not saved. We choose to surround ourselves with things that are delightful to look at and pleasurable to use.

At design menagerie, we have an abiding love for objects of utility and beauty—extraordinary things that elevate ordinary tasks. We prize things that are crafted by hand; that bear the maker’s mark. We find perfection in the less-than-perfect. We seek products made of soulful, sustainable stuff.

We feel fortunate to be working with passionate and committed artisans and designers, both in the U.S. and Europe, who share our ethics and esthetic, and are excited to share our finds with you!

The team that brings you design menagerie is helmed by a European expat hailing from Vienna and her American husband. First launched amidst the rolling hills and valleys of rural Wisconsin, design menagerie now makes its home in  beautiful Lenox in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

Please visit us often here at designmenagerie.com, or come see us at our shop in Lenox, MA. New discoveries arrive with delightful frequency and we don’t want you to miss a single thing!

Birgit and Dan