Erin Adams is one of the most celebrated product designers in the United States
She has won numerous awards for her work, including:
Interior Design magazine, Best of Design, 2015
Cooper-Hewitt Designer of The Year (nominee), 2010
Chrysler Corporation’s Innovator of the Year For Product Design, 2007.
Erin’s reputation traces back to Erin Adams Design, Inc where from 1998 to 2010 she was the exclusive creator of six collections for Ann Sacks Tile and Stone. In the 1990s, Erin was commissioned to design the lobby for famed fashion designer Cynthia Steffe. Her work for Steffe included a groundbreaking twelve-by-eight-foot mosaic rug for the foyer of Steffe’s showroom. The mosaic tile rug has been featured in many national publications, and earned Erin numerous commissions for similar pieces from major hotels in New York City to celebrities, such as Versace and Donna Karan. A Brand was Erin’s housewares collection that she created from 1987 to 1998. It was an immediate success. Its first tabletop and accessories were sold in high-end stores such as Henri Bendel and Neiman Marcus. Her work received numerous accolades from the press, and Erin was recognized as the first designer to use stained glass as a mosaic medium. Stained glass mosaic is now one of the most successful and financially profitable processes for the stained glass industry.
Erin began her entrepreneurial career with the founding of EXVOTO, a Manhattan-based gallery. During her time at EXVOTO, the famed hotelier André Balazs and Katie Ford, owner of the Ford Modeling Agency, hired Erin to design the interior of their townhouse. She was also commissioned to design the interiors of several nightclubs. As word of her talents spread, more celebrities sought her services. At that time, she realized she could scale the business to create and manufacture high-end housewares for larger markets, which led to the founding of