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Modern Day Rosies

Rosie is our company named after the industrious people who won the second great war by building the equipment and weapons. Rosie the Riveters. They built everything with their hands, tools and manually controlled machines.

These amazing women and men accomplished production and quality levels that were thought impossible. After the war, they created a booming American economy in the 1950s and 1960s. Our grandparents and their siblings either fought in the war or worked in the factories. We are the children of this great generation. Onus.

We love the quality, the feel and heft of things made in that era. When you pick up a simple appliance, camera or tool produced in the mid-century, you know it was made to last generations. Our hearts break to pick up today’s plastic toaster or flimsy lamp.

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a

Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a “Vengeance” dive bomber, Tennessee. February 1943. Photo Credit: Photograph Courtesy of the Library of Congress # LC-USW361-295

Where did it all go?

Rosie Furniture Design Studio.

Rosie Furniture Design Studio.

Nowhere. That manufacturing might of WWII has always been alive and well here. It lives in obsessive makers and zealous fabricators all around us. Hidden in plain sight. They work in those little buildings, sheds, and barns you see while driving a country road.

If you stopped in, you’d see amazing things. Apparatuses, contraptions, machines whirling, chopping, drilling, cutting, spraying. The symphony of manufacture. A few people in a shop building beautiful, useful objects for a select few.

Quality and design can never be mass produced. It must have character. It must have a spark of its maker embedded. That little imperfection, that quirky notch. That’s the signature of the human being who made it for you.

We work as modern-day Rosies. We design and produce amazing furniture and lights. We’re a tight knit group of makers and craftsmen that collaborate and share. The business side of things centralized and simplified so that everyone can focus on their passions and excellence.

Riveting team working on the cockpit shell of a B-25 [i.e. C-47] bomber at the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood [i.e. Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach], Calif. Photo Credit: Photograph Courtesy of the Library of Congress # LC-USW361-139

Woman and man riveting team of B-25 in Inglewood , CA. Photo Credit: Photograph Courtesy of the Library of Congress # LC-USW361-139

Our Design Team

Jen Koss
Jen Koss Furniture Designer

I come from a long line of builders and designers. Raised in a progressive household, both my mom and dad encouraged me to use power tools, build things, and be creative. For 20-years I’ve channeled my creativity and productivity into the tech industry with great success. But the desire to create physical objects people can use, always takes hold.

Now for something completely different. I’ve traded my computer for power tools, sandpaper, and stain. I love the smell of raw wood. The feel of heavy metal. I aim to make something simple but complex. I’m searching for a perfect form to provide exquisite function.

I’m influenced by my Swedish heritage. I’m moved by simplicity and functionality. It’s in my bones and spirit. I find peace and authenticity in the unpretentious. I challenge myself that each piece I design be bold, embrace others, and not hide behind excess and clutter.

Blair Koss
Blair KossLighting Designer

The genesis of my love of lighting was the theatre. Setting the mood. Highlighting the protagonist. Figuring out a way to make the fairies in Midsummer fly without cables. Problem solving at its best. Telling a story with color and hue. I also loved writing and painting.

Fond memories.

I came out of college with a degree in Production Operations and Industrial Engineering. Time to get to work.

Being part of a team at manufacturing plants in automotive and aerospace industries was the beginning of my vocation. We made real things.

I Loved it.

Then a career in management consulting happened. For twenty-five years. Traveling the world, working for some of the world’s largest companies. A successful and exciting experience.

Then a decision. I don’t want to do the same thing over and over. Never have. I left the consulting world with the ambition to design and build real things again.

I love the challenge of designing things people love. Figuring out how to make the item. Pulling together the necessary suppliers to source materials. Finding a way to scale up production is magic. This is fun stuff.

I design Rosie lighting products. I build and wire the prototypes and one-of-a-kind camera lights. I have a great love of Thomas Edison and his warm glow filament bulbs. You’ll find them in most of my lights.

Plug one in, lower the dimmer and open a bottle of wine. You’ll find yourself staring into the amber glow like it’s a fire on February night. Enjoy and be inspired.

Erika Beckman
Erika BeckmanClient Experience Specialist

Creating a personal space is accomplished with personality.

Objects are necessary for function and can also be an intimate portrait of one’s soul.

When considering how to complete a room the habitant is key, be it the resident or customer visiting for a purpose.

Color, placement and mood is presented by their desire to convey to all who enter.

A great designer incorporates this desire in all aspects of the process.

All these elements equal the feeling that embraces you each time you enter this space be it your home or livelihood.

My passion is to make you comfortable. Let’s brainstorm!