Mary Jurek Design, Inc. is a Los Angeles based luxury goods company that creates and distributes fine tableware and home design products to retail stores throughout the United States. Founded in 1998 by award winning jewelry and watch artisan Mary Jurek, the company juxtaposes hand-hammered stainless steel with a soft, organic flare, creating an “old world meets modern day” style that appeals to luxury lifestyle enthusiasts everywhere. Products include sculptural bowls, sleek serving trays, and various tableware items from candle-holders and stainless steel chopsticks to water pitchers and a signature salt and pepper shaker set. The exquisite collection of handwrought stainless steel tableware combines clean, bold shapes with an organic sense of texture.
Mary Jurek established Mary Jurek Design Inc. in 1998 after being presented with four international awards and working several years as a jewelry and watch artist designing for notable brands including Piaget, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Wako of Tokyo, Gubelin of Switzerland, and Gump’s of San Francisco. With a flair for learning foreign languages and a love of international cultures, the young ambitious student began her college studies with aspirations of working in the foreign service. Midway through her academic career, Jurek’s unyielding creativity drove her to switch gears and pursue a degree in fine arts. With a specialization in sculpting and oil painting, the aspiring artisan began setting the stage for her future as a world-class designer, traveling the globe eventually finding work in Geneva and New York with noted jewelry and watch producers. Today, Jurek is a successful social entrepreneur and business owner residing in the greater Los Angeles area. Using her past experience working with stainless steel to guide her burgeoning luxury tableware and home design company, it is clear that she has developed a unique line of products that reflect both her personal and professional preferences: organic and unadorned yet beautiful in the most classic sense of the word. In addition to her craftsmanship, a great majority of Jurek’s time is spent scouting female-owned factories in economically underdeveloped areas where her company can make a positive social impact through creating jobs for local villagers, particularly the oft exploited young women. For Jurek, the paradox of her primitive, individually hand-welded products juxtaposed with modernday luxury living is the ultimate expression of her artistic vision.