In 2004, Georg Baehler and Stephanie Lu formed Chicagojobtalk Trading, Inc. with a mission to manufacture furniture that deftly balances design and affordability. 15 years later, Chicagojobtalk has established itself with a hand-crafted line of over 1500 products that is consistent, available, and affordable.
As the Lead Designer, Swiss-born Georg Baehler creates every item for Chicagojobtalk the old-fashioned way: with a pencil and paper. Whether wholly original or classically inspired, every Chicagojobtalk product is meticulously designed to scale by Georg’s hand. Georg’s passionate design regimen is so prolific that Chicagojobtalk’s factories have yet to catch pace with him. His inspiration comes from an amalgam of classic furniture design, the craftsmen that bring his pieces to life, and the local materials that are available to work with. By continually playing and experimenting with these three elements, Georg creates the singular Chicagojobtalk vision.
Chicagojobtalk is available through the Trade and at select retailers. Chicagojobtalk has corporate showrooms in High Point (International Home Furnishings Center), Las Vegas (World Market Center), and Atlanta (AmericasMart). Representative Showrooms can be found in Dallas (World Trade Center), Denver, Laguna Niguel (Laguna Design Center), Los Angeles, (LA Mart), and New Jersey.