By Meg Miller.
At 35, Joe Gebbia is cofounder and chief product officer of Airbnb, where he shapes the $31 billion company’s design aesthetic and seeks out new opportunities for growth. Last summer, he launched Samara, Airbnb’s new design and innovation lab, which is poised to expand the company’s scope beyond hospitality and into urban planning. Since his company launched in 2008, it has grown to include listings in 65,000 cities and 191 countries, with a user base of over 150 million people. But lately, in his spare time, Gebbia’s been doing something he hasn’t done in years–making furniture.
Last weekend, Gebbia launched a brand-new collection of modular office furniture, called Neighborhood, at the ICFF furniture fair as a part of New York City’s design week. Created for Bernhardt Design, a furniture company known for working with international and emerging designers, Neighborhood marks the first time since studying industrial and graphic design at Rhode Island School of Design that Gebbia has revisited his interest in furniture making.
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