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Founders Favorites 2021 | The Annual Must-Have List

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When it comes to creating the ultimate home experience where design meets technology, there’s two cornerstones that make Parker Gwen stand out from the rest — Matt Phillips and Tiffanie Rosencranz, better known as the Founders of Parker Gwen. 

Without fail, Matt and Tiffanie sit down every year to pick the best-of-best styles they’ve added to their wish lists. And, they’ve done just that since launching the company in 2017. From style, design trends, functionality, quality, and ease of use, they look at it all to uncover their favorite styles. Why? Because, here at Parker Gwen, we take pride in our products. We don’t just source them, we use them every single day in our own homes.  

So, what made our annual Founder’s Favorites list this year? Keep reading to find out.

MATT PHILLIPS
FOUNDER, CEO, AND RESIDENT TECH GURU

Each year around our anniversary, Tiffanie and I prepare to share with you the design trends and technology that stand out from the rest. This year brought us impressive products that encompass the full home experience. The Annual Founder’s Favorites are our personal selections that we’ve awarded the best products of the year.

ANDOVER SPINBASE TURNTABLE

Starting off with the turntable that took us for a spin this year. The SpinBase is an all-in-one powered speaker system for turntables, designed for today's vinyl enthusiast. It packs room-filling sound, simple operation, and easy connectivity in a compact package that sits comfortably under any turntable — old or new. 

The SpinBase gives you everything you need to enjoy vinyl and streamed music with a clean design that seamlessly integrates with your home. It gives listeners the detail, separation, and wide soundstage traditionally produced in separate stereo speakers. 

I personally purchased this Turntable and Spinbase last year before the holidays, and can attest to it’s high-quality function, style, and sound. Do yourself a favor and add this to your must-have list before the holidays to soak up the sound in all of our holiday entertaining.

CALDWELL COFFEE TABLES


If you’re looking to bring more natural elements into the home, look no further. These Caldwell Coffee Tables are the piece to highlight the organic materials we’ve been loving this year. 

Their drum-style shaping lends a sculptural look to a mixed material coffee table. The solid, blonde-finished pine base is weathered for texture, with a solid stone top keeping things looking fresh and classy. It is available in three variations that are simply sophisticated.

GETTY IMAGES GALLERY

From Aretha Franklin to The Rolling Stones, Marilyn Monroe to Muhammad Ali, our collection of framed photographs are a unique crowd-pleaser to add to your art gallery — courtesy of Getty Images. 

Each image comes with a float-mount in a black-finished American maple frame for a museum-quality look. Handmade in the USA, each print includes a certificate of authenticity. My personal preference? Gather up a collection of these stunning historical images to create the ultimate gallery wall within your home.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

See the Rowen Collection

Rowen Accent Chair

A dose of modern-industrial edge with slim carbon-finished legs & seating options in buttery leather and high-performance fabric.

See the Samsung Q90A TV

Samsung Q90A TV

Jaw-dropping clarity for the most powerful 4K experience ever.

See the Giada rug collection

Giada Rug Collection

A thoughtful and innovative interpretation of traditional rug design. Featuring 10 classic motifs and inspiring colors.

See the Klipsch The Fives Speakers

Klipsch The Fives

Experience true high fidelity with the most versatile speakers on the planet - No receiver necessary.

TIFFANIE ROSENCRANZ
FOUNDER, CCO, AND CUSTOMER ADVOCATE EXTRAORDINAIRE

Our goal is to pair the latest designs with a great customer experience. As we wrap up our 4th Anniversary here at Parker Gwen, Matt and I are excited to share some high-quality products that not only look great in the home but also provide entertainment and function. The Founders Favorites are our handpicked choices showing the best of the best.

DYLAN SOFA

The Dylan sofa is the personification of smooth, sophisticated, and seductive seating. It’s masculine vibes and boy’s club style meet mid-century styling for an effortlessly chic end result that’s built to withstand a busy family. 

A low, tight silhouette in a top-grain black leather features blind tufting and a smooth touch. The eye-catching details create a style that will continue to stand the test of time. Not a fan of black leather? It’s not a problem! The Dylan Sofa comes in four unique fabrics to help it fit in in any space.


SAMSUNG QN800A TV


For a brilliantly intense picture, look no further. Witness unimaginable details in the deepest blacks to the brightest whites with 1.5X more lighting zones than normal to experience unimaginable clarity and depth with the powerfully adaptive Neo Quantum Processor 8K. 

With clean lines and an ultra-slim profile, this TV is as elegant as it is powerful. The dynamic soundtracks follow on screen activity so you can feel like you’re in the middle of action with directional, realistic sound that projects from speakers on all sides of the TV. It’s also designed to minimize glare any time of day, so you can watch your favorite shows without interruption or unwanted distractions.

AVA MARBLE WRITING TABLE

With work-from-home spaces at the forefront of our minds, we would be amiss if we did not include the Ava Marble Writing Table. With this simple, elegant piece marble and cast iron are transformed into something more delicate. 

This desk packs in an abundance of understated detail into its 59-inch size. Its top is designed with rounded shaping and a playful base that takes inspiration from a classic French industrial dining table. It’s sophisticated, chic, and compact enough to fit into any space, so that you can work from home with ease.


HONORABLE MENTIONS:

See the Aparte Collection
Aparte Dining Collection

With the simplicity and versatility of a neutral color, this collection was designed with organic shapes inspired by nature for an informal and unexpected effect.

See the Aldo Woven Rattan

Aldo Woven Baskets

A natural, Deco-inspired look to indoor storage, with a set of rattan baskets, cross woven for an open look with rich texture.

See the Habitat Sofa

Habitat Sofa

Loungey, slipcovered sofa made for modern living with arms and cushions covered in extraordinarily comfortable, durable, and stain resistant fabric.

See the Neat-D Shaped Vacuum

Neato D8 Vacuum

It’s D-shape allows for a brush right at the edge of our vacuum for the widest brush and largest dirt bin on the market for robotic vacuums so you can reach corner-to-corner and edge-to-edge for a more complete clean.

Want to take a closer look at these favorites? Click here to see the Full 2021 Founders Favorites Collection and, head to the blog to get inspiration from our designers and founders. 


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