Passionate to make
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Segals hired one employee and leased an abandoned elevator factory
on Chicago's Wells Street. They traveled throughout Europe buying
directly from glassblowers and ceramicists, from factories making
beautiful French copper pots and simple white bistro dinnerware.
With no money left for displays, they stacked the shipping crates
as shelves and filled the overseas barrels with fun merchandise. So
out of necessity came the unique Crate and Barrel style…and
name. And on a cold December day in 1962, just moments before the