The Citizenry is one of my absolute favorite companies right now. Not only is their branding impeccable but they offer beautiful products that are made in collaboration with artisan communities with deep histories of craftsmanship. Here are the basics:
What they do: Travel the world to develop their exclusive collections of home goods. Country by country, they partner with master artisans, blending their modern style with their time-tested techniques.
Why they are genius: They travel to each country to establish sustainable relationships with artisans, they use only local materials, then sell direct to consumers (read: we save $$), and they give back 10% of all proceeds to the artisan communities they work with- swoon.
Why we will keep coming back: In the short time they have been designing products with their artisan partners they seem to be able to stay ahead of trend. This shines through in their stylish details such as copper and black furniture bases and neutral pillows like this one and this one. The Citizenry's continued expansion into new markets means the introduction of more artisans with specialty skills which will lead to an ever evolving product line. Like I said, genius.