Spanning eight decades of innovation and craftsmanship, St. Charles New York is the essence of design leadership and excellence delivering exquisite kitchens that have earned top ranking with master architects, famed designers, and discerning homeowners.
With legendary talents such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Richard Meier and Frank Gehry, among others specifying St. Charles, the company has earned an impressive reputation as the trusted partner for thoughtful design and masterful attention to detail. St. Charles continues to demonstrate its ability to provide elevated solutions for the kitchen in a way that keeps pace with today’s everchanging forces in technology, materials, trends, environments and lifestyles.
The St. Charles story is marked not only by its American history of design and production, but also by its series of 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 of state-of-the-art production to create kitchens that have become the epicenter of the home.
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 and her work has been published in the most prestigious design magazines nationally. While much has changed in the world since its founding 85 years ago, a constant has been St Charles’ commitment to design excellence and its unwavering standard of quality and luxury products all delivered with thoughtful customer care.