About Us

Our name says it all. Heartwork was founded on the principles that everyone should do what they love, that great design can inspire and celebrate those pursuits, and that a workspace aligned with your needs can enable both pleasure and productivity.

With a commitment to producing quality, commercial-grade products, Heartwork designs and delivers modern furniture and accessories that reflect your unique values and culture.

Heartwork is committed to domestic manufacturing. Supporting local economies enables us to be more sustainable, with lower inventory requirements and reduced transport resulting less environmental waste. And by collaborating closely with nearby partners, we're able to invest in design and production details-resulting in high-quality products with shorter lead times for our clients and customers.

We're Heartworkers.

With combined expertise in design, product development, manufacturing, distribution, sales, marketing, and customer experience, we are a team of craftsmen, collaborators and creative problem-solvers.

Karen John, Founder & CEO

Karen John launched Heartwork in September 2012 in response to a growing need for great design - and color - for the workspace

After studying industrial design at Domus Academy and working for a renowned furniture design studio in Milan, Karen pursued a masters at Stanford University in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. During a detour into technology, she helped launch a start-up and witnessed first-hand the need for creative workspaces. After completing her MBA at Insead, she joined Design Within Reach to start its product development team and was subsequently promoted to VP Merchandising. Prior to founding Heartwork, Karen consulted with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies on design and product strategy and established brand collaborations with renowned designers.

And you inspire us.

From the visionary architect to the employee-centered office manager to the early stage founder, Heartwork's products are designed to support innovative companies and the passionate individuals who drive them.

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