Throughout eight decades of innovation and craftsmanship, St. Charles New York is the leader in beautiful design, unwavering service, and problem-solving solutions when it comes to the most beloved and complex room of the home. The St. Charles kitchen is sought after the world over by famed interior designers, architects, and cultivated homeowners.
Over the years, this cadre included Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Gehry, all of whom sought out the unparalleled, forward thinking luxury St. Charles has offered. Today, St. Charles continues to evolve, always with a prescient eye not just for what the client needs today, but also tomorrow. A St. Charles kitchen is built to stand the test of time, impervious to trends and executed in the highest caliber of quality.
The St. Charles name is distinguished in American design history for its pioneering series of industry firsts: first to introduce color into the kitchen; first to combine materials such as wood, steel and laminate; first to offer integral lighting; and first to offer floating, furniture-like cabinetry. Since opening its flagship Manhattan showroom in 1960, the firm has successfully blended imaginative design with its hallmark state-of-the-art production to create kitchens that are as service oriented as they are beautiful.
The award-winning company is led by its owners, Principal Robert Schwartz and Creative Director/Principal Karen Williams. Karen, one of the most widely recognized and celebrated trendsetters and thought leaders in kitchen design, was honored as a Top Innovator by Kitchen & Bath Design News, her work regularly published in the most prestigious design magazines nationally. While much has changed in the world since its founding 85 years ago, St. Charles’ commitment to quality, design excellence, and unwavering service have remained its constant, guiding tenets.