Since its founding by immigrant from Netherlands Siebe Baker in 1890, Baker has been the hallmark of design excellence and uncompromising quality. Baker ventures into Modernism with its Art Deco “Twentieth Century Shop,” introduced in 1925 and including several pieces designed by Donald Deskey. Hollis Baker becomes the company’s president upon his father’s death. In 1941, more than 1,500 antiques collected by Hollis S. Baker are formally organized and placed on display, comprising one of the largest private furniture collections in the world. In 1996, Baker introduces the Barbara Barry Collection, featuring furniture from the California-based artist and designer that draws on 30’s Hollywood glamour. During 2000-2017 Baker debuts collections from a series of celebrated designers, including Bill Sofield, Thomas Pheasant, Laura Kirar, Michael S Smith, Jean Luois Deniot and Jacques Garcia.