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Barbara Schaeffer

Barbara Schaeffer is a design professional with 20 years of experience in the home furnishings industry.

She has formed her own design firm, which produces collections for tabletop, giftware and bed/bath clients. She is at home working with ceramics, metal, textiles, or glass, and has created lifestyle collections using her ability to translate clients’ designs for new markets.

In her design work, Barbara develops concepts based on her ability to forecast new design and color trends. She develops each concept using her painting and computer skills to create a product that meets design as well as cost objectives. Her work can also reflect the influence of the antiques she collects and her interest in historic documents, as she updates the past for today’s market.

Barbara holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Arts, and has studied with Milton Glaser, where she learned to approach her work in a way that satisfies design requirements with personal style.