Plural, More Than One
Plural Studios creates adaptive furniture solutions that bring people together. Our products are made-by-hand to exceed expectations for design, quality, comfort, value, and on-time delivery. The many talented people we collaborate and work with to design, build, and specify unique furniture solutions with real value inspire our brand mantra – more than one.
Plural also defines the versatility and multifunctional use of our products throughout a wide variety of commercial spaces. From healthcare and hospitality to corporate, retail and beyond, we deliver adaptable solutions that are functional, desirable, and sustainable.
We believe in delighting our clients by providing adaptable furniture solutions that make a positive impact on the economy and society at large. As a family-owned business that still builds its products by hand, our culture, integrity, and relationships guide every decision we make.
From product design to business approach, hear more than one candid soundbite about our brand and culture.
More Than One Generation
Plural is an independent, family-owned company founded by more than one generation of the same family, Barbara Brandt and her son, Anthony.
Partner, Chief Creative Officer
Barbara is the creative force behind Plural’s culture and design aesthetic. With a combined 47 years of design and contract furniture experience, Barbara and her son Anthony Brandt founded Loft + Manor in 2016 to provide a fresh approach to wholesale contract furniture. After the successful launch of several furniture collections, the company was reintroduced as Plural Studios in 2021, with a focus on designed furniture for healthcare and corporate settings. When she’s not working on new product ideas or customer solutions, Barbara enjoys spending time at the family’s ancestral home on the island of Vis in Croatia.
Partner, Chief Executive Officer
As Plural CEO, Anthony manages all operations and sales for the company. A natural people person, he is passionate about collaborating with others to bring light to new ideas and change industry norms. His strategic oversight and systems implementations continue to expand and enhance Plural’s capabilities. With his mother Barbara Brandt, he founded Loft + Manor, after starting up and later selling a contract-furniture logistics company. Anthony loves sailing and being on the open sea, a personal passion that started in Alaska when he began commercial fishing at 14 years old.
Partner, Chief Sales Officer
Lisa furthers Plural’s passion for its human-centered design approach with over 35 years of experience in providing solutions for healthy spaces in both administrative and healthcare environments. Working with Plural’s partners, Lisa creates sales strategy, builds and manages the sales team, and collaborates on future initiatives. When she is not working on furniture solutions to enhance the human experience, she enjoys travel, running, reading, and cooking. As an unapologetic foodie, Lisa is often found in the kitchen, pursuing her exploration of foods and culture.
Kayte is inspired by travel, the people she’s met along the way, and the adventures they share. Educated in industrial design, Kayte counts among her early career highlights a food truck design for Disney and a high chair for Kids ii. She went on to join the Research and Product Development team at Herman Miller, where she found her true passion: furniture. Today, combining her experience with a desire to learn, she designs products that beautifully solve real-time, real-world problems.
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Seattle-based designer Gary Cruce combines his knowledge of craft and manufacturing with an intuitive understanding of the purpose and utility of the objects he designs. Through collaborations with colleagues in architecture, design, and manufacturing, he’s elevated the design intent while balancing critical requirements that are core to the product’s success. Over the past 20 years, he has developed spaces and products for the healthcare industry while working with NBBJ, Nemschoff, and Herman Miller.
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In 1999, Brian founded Graham Design in San Francisco. With a professional evolution from interior designer to product designer, Brian provides a strategic approach in the design, development, and marketing of furniture and products. When he’s not sketching ideas for new products, you might find Brian teeing up on the front nine or confabulating about the uniform designs of copious sports teams with fellow birdie-seekers at his perennial favorite hole: the 19th.
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Laura Guido-Clark is on a mission to empower people and companies to live well with color. Her work emotively transports people and helps them understand color’s power to forge connections to products, physical spaces, and the world around them. Laura is a color educator and strategist who speaks internationally on the humanity of color and its impact. She is dedicated to her non-profit organization, Project Color CorpsTM, spreading “optical optimism” across the country.
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David founded New Studio in 1989 as a design firm specializing in product design, development, and licensing for major commercial furniture brands including Darran, Geiger, Jasper Group, KI, Kimball, MillerKnoll, Nemschoff, Steelcase, and Tuohy. He takes particular pride in designing products that embody each brand’s DNA. In addition to licenses for more than 350 original designs, he holds 24 U.S. patents. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, David is an avid Ducati motorcycle collector and rider, having logged more than 200,000 miles in the past six years.
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Driven by a passion for design and culture, Dave Simon has spent more than 25 years in the furniture industry. Whether as product designer, creative director, or general manager, Dave has worked with Metropolitan Furniture, Brandrud, Herman Miller, and now Memo Furniture, where he serves as Managing Partner and Creative Director. His experience also includes collaborations with IDEO, Fuse Project, Girard Studio, Google, and Nike. Dave lives across the bay from Seattle on Bainbridge Island and enjoys cooking, cycling and, rain or shine, paddling the waters of Puget Sound.
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