As the founder of Williams-Sonoma, Chuck spent years scouring European shops, restaurants and factories for items that soon became American kitchen classics.See Chuck's Finds >
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.