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More Than One

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.

Voices

From product design to business approach, hear more than one candid soundbite about our brand and culture.

Brian Graham On the Avila Series
Click here to listen to an audio clip of Barbara and Anthony Brandt on Furniture of Healthcare.
Barbara and Anthony Brandt On Furniture for Healthcare
Click here to listen to an audio clip of Barbara and Anthony Brandt on collaboration.
Barbara and Anthony Brandt On Collaboration
Click here to listen to an audio clip of Laura Guido=Clark on materials and surfaces.
Laura Guido-Clark On Materials and Surfaces
Click here to listen to an audio clip of Barbara and Anthony Brandt on partnerships.
Barbara and Anthony Brandt On Partnerships
Click here to listen to an audio clip of Barbara and Anthony Brandt on inspiration.
Barbara and Anthony Brandt On Inspiration
Click here to listen to an audio clip of Barbara and Anthony Brandt on designing for healthcare.
Barbara and Anthony Brandt On Designing for Healthcare
Click here to listen to an audio clip of Barbara and Anthony Brandt on sustainability.
Barbara and Anthony Brandt On Sustainability
Click here to listen to an audio clip of Barbara and Anthony Brandt on working with Brian Graham.
Barbara and Anthony Brandt On Brian Graham
Click here to listen to an audio clip of Barbara and Anthony Brandt on customer experience.
Barbara and Anthony Brandt On Customer Experience

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.

Portrait of Barbara Brandt

Barbara Brandt

Partner

Barbara is a creative force that also manages the finances and corporate direction for Plural. With a combination of 41 years of design and contract furniture experience between Barbara and her son, they started Loft + Manor in 2016 to provide a fresh approach to wholesale contract furniture and pillows. Beginning with an initial investment of only $11,000, Loft + Manor experienced impressive growth and became the foundation for Plural Studios. When she is not working on new product ideas or customer solutions, Barbara enjoys spending time at the family’s ancestral home in Croatia. While starting a major national furniture brand has been challenging, Barbara is fearless and resourceful – as demonstrated when she survived an encounter with a bear. According to her, this is a story best recounted over a nice dinner with wine.

Portrait of Anthony Brandt

Anthony Brandt

Partner

Anthony manages all sales and operations for Plural, among many other tasks on any given day. His primary responsibilities include new product opportunities and overall business strategy. Anthony loves sailing and being on the open sea, a personal passion that originated in Alaska where he began commercial fishing when he was fourteen years old. On the rare occasions when Anthony is not flying around the country to enthusiastically present Plural solutions to new clients, he enjoys exploring the country on long road trips while daydreaming of becoming an Olympic athlete in the near future.

Portrait of Lori Santoro

Lori Santoro

National Sales Director

As Plural’s National Sales Manager, Lori develops and implements sales goals and objectives, recruits new dealer partners and representatives, leads training efforts, and seeks new opportunities to engage the A+D community and end-users. With over 25 years in the commercial furniture industry in design and sales on both the dealer and manufacturer side, Lori also recently utilized her creative skills as an art consultant for corporate, healthcare, and hospitality clients. Lori moved to Arizona to escape the frigid Chicago winters where she now enjoys the warmth of meeting new people, hiking, and attending plays, concerts, and comedy shows.

Designers

Portrait of Brian Graham

Brian Graham

Graham Design

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.

Portrait of Laura Guido-Clark

Laura Guido-Clark

Love Good Color

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” to neighborhoods across the country.

Portrait of Kayte Compton

Kayte Compton

Avenue Studio

Kayte is inspired by traveling, the people she’s met along the way, and the adventures they encounter. Armed with an education in industrial design, Kayte seeks out design challenges and finds creative ways to solve them. The start of her career brought on projects from designing a food truck for Disney to a high chair for Kids ii, followed by a stint of joining the Research and Product Development team at Herman Miller, where she found her true passion in furniture.
Today, Using her decade of product design experience in combination with her innate desire to learn, she designs products that beautifully solve real-time, real-world problems. Kayte harnesses that mindset and skillset through strategic partnerships to create unique, innovative, and inspiring product solutions. From an NYC rooftop-inspired greenhouse for a Fortune 100 tech company to a recycled airplane wing boardroom table for a startup – the possibilities continue to be endless.