A fascination with home and habitat informs every design Coral & Tusk creates, from finding inspiration in how a bowerbird builds his nest to considering what keepsakes and furnishings we surround ourselves within our own dwellings.
Coral & Tusk was founded eleven years ago by designer Stephanie Housley with the idea of translating her hand-drawn illustrations into tactile embroidered textiles. She wanted to embrace the feel of handmade, one-of-a-kind embroidery while producing a wide variety of heirloom-quality home products and fabrics.
Coral & Tusk began with a single embroidery machine in Stephanie’s Brooklyn apartment. With initial help from her husband Chris Lacinak, Stephanie transformed her passion project into a well-loved business with stockists around the globe. As Coral & Tusk expanded their line to include geometric designs and fabric by the yard, Stephanie’s hand-drawn, machine-embroidered illustrations remain the connecting thread. Every Coral & Tusk design begins as an original pencil drawing by Stephanie, summoned from her observations and imagination. She then re-draws each design stitch by stitch using specialized computer software. Once digitized, production partners in India machine embroider, cut, and sew each product. These partners abroad maintain quality working conditions with fair wages and benefits, as Coral & Tusk's company standards require.
The blend of exuberance and refinement now synonymous with a Coral & Tusk embroidery is the natural by-product of the hand-drawn process unique to Coral & Tusk and the attention to detail at every step of production. Fine but not precious, a Coral & Tusk pillow, artwork or accessory is sure to entertain daily and provide enjoyment for generations.