Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware in the United States. Our brands are among the best known and most-respected in the industry. We offer high-quality, stylish products for every room in the house: from the kitchen to the living room, bedroom, home office and even the hall closet.
The first Williams-Sonoma store opened in 1956, selling a small array of cookware imported from France. Since then, the brand has expanded to hundreds of products from around the world, more than 250 stores nationwide, a direct-mail business that distributes millions of catalogs a year, and a highly successful e-commerce site. What has never changed is Williams-Sonoma's dedication to customer service and strong commitment to quality.
From the day Chuck Williams opened our first store in Sonoma, California, in 1956, Williams-Sonoma has revolutionized the way Americans shop for cookware. In 1994, we introduced the Grande Cuisine store concept, expanding the size of our retail stores to afford more space for merchandise, demonstrations and food tastings. You'll find Williams-Sonoma Grande Cuisine in the country's highest-profile shopping districts, from San Francisco's Union Square to Chicago's Michigan Ave. and Manhattan's Columbus Circle.
Expanding on the style and quality represented by the Williams-Sonoma family of brands, Williams-Sonoma Home offers home furnishing of casual elegance and exceptional craftsmanship. From custom-upholstered sofas and chairs to occasional tables and linens for bed and bath, Williams-Sonoma Home brings classic design to the comforts of home.