More than 40 years ago, Allan Palecek began traveling the world seeking inspiration in a centuries-old tradition of basket-weaving from the indigenous peoples of Asia. Impressed with their use of quickly renewable materials like seagrass and rattan, he returned with a unique, attractive product that gained immediate attention by the home décor industry.
The expertly woven baskets drew steady admirers, which grew into loyal customers, and an expanding product line. With a developed network of master artisans, the desire to mix an international palette of natural fibers and fast-growing hardwoods into elegant furniture, lighting and accessories made the Palecek company a trendsetter and pioneer in the industry.
In 2004, Allan’s son Andrew T. Palecek joined the executive team and now manages the company’s creative direction. Andrew’s passion for product design, overseas supply chain, and business management will continue the PALECEK legacy for the generations that follow.