Egberts

In the early 1950's, Jim Egbert was one of a small group of design conscious people who brought modern furnishings and accessories to Seattle. Jim opened Keeg's in 1953 with his business partner, Walter Kerr. It was an exciting time for design, and for Seattle. In 1977, Jim opened Egbert's, his new store in Seattle's neglected Belltown neighborhood. Jim became a pioneer in Belltown's renaissance, and it is now one of the hippest neighborhoods in the city. Egbert's continues to carry the classic designs of Hans Wegner, Borge Mogensen, Trudi Petri, and Carl Pott, supplied from the best manufacturers in the world. Jim has always traveled to find new designs and continues to update the collection with new arrivals. Along the way he has added African masks and artifacts, original Murano glass, rugs from the tribal areas of Morocco, antique gold jewelry from India--in fact, you are never quite sure what you will find in the store. People have loved Egbert's over the years because of the exciting collection of merchandise, but also for the way in which the collection is displayed. Personal attention and customer service make Egbert's practically a novelty. All of this makes the store a very personal experience for those who visit….an event particular to Seattle as there is only one Egbert's in this world. We welcome you to drop in--you might find Jim in his old red apron fussing about with his displays.