Our Story

Acclaimed designer Maxine Snider founded her eponymous furniture company in Chicago in 1998. Inspired by an extended stay in Paris, where she immersed herself in the study library of the Musee D'Orsay, Snider created the firm's first collection, aptly named "The Paris Series," a group of ten pieces that were as rational as they were romantic.

In the decades since, Maxine Snider Inc. has thoughtfully expanded its collection to more than seventy meticulously crafted, highly refined pieces of furniture. Artisanal details nod to the Shakers, the French modernists, and the great Scandinavian designers, as well as the simple beauty of Japanese everyday objects. Elegantly designed tables and desks, sofas and chairs, beds, cabinets, and consoles respect design history, while introducing a fresh air of modernism. Each piece is individually crafted and hand-finished in Chicago.

New Leadership

In 2020, Maxine Snider Inc. announced an exciting new partnership with award-winning designer Bridgette Buckley, who will lead the company into the next decade. As Director of Design for Maxine Snider Inc., Buckley brings a Scandinavian sensibility and more than two decades of experience — most recently at Holly Hunt Studio, where she designed several iconic pieces including the Siren Dining Chair.  

Looking Ahead

With Snider as mentor, and Buckley at the helm, Maxine Snider Inc. is primed for an inventive new chapter in its history. Buckley remarks, “Building on the foundation Maxine has created is energizing and a privilege. Adding pieces that are fresh and modern but rooted in classic eras will align seamlessly with the spirit of the company, which honors the past but looks to the future.”