West Elm, founded in 2002, is based in Brooklyn, New York.  They are a retailer of contemporary homewares and furnishings.  They strive to design clean, simple things that are a pleasure to live with. They seek to design things that help solve every day problems—pieces that fold, stack, expand and slide to make life easier; storage pieces that do double duty as room dividers; beds with hidden drawers; modular seating that you can expand over time. Many of their designs are specifically designed for small spaces.