Seattle based designer Erich Ginder founded his eponymous studio in 2004, shortly after studying at Chicago's School of the Art Institute. From his first studio in San Francisco's mission district, he designed his Ghost series of coat racks, followed by 2006’s neo-baroque Mansion chandelier. Much of Ginder's work draws upon imagery from his youth growing up in the rural pacific northwest. Through irreverent application of technology and the handmade, the studio imbues it’s products with emotion and meaning.
In 2011 Erich Ginder co-founded Professional Associates, a multi-disciplinary design consultancy working in web development, interiors, and branding. Conceived as a means to facilitate holistic design solutions, the studio draws upon the unique creative and technical skills of it's members.