Sandy Chilewich is the founder and creative director of Chilewich / Sultan LLC in the United States. Chilewich has reinterpreted underutilized and overlooked manufacturing practices, producing designs marked by ingenuity and elegance for the last three decades with two distinct businesses. In 1978, Chilewich co-founded the hosiery company HUE with Kathy Moska; by 1997 the company was credited with revolutionizing the leg wear market with its innovations in design, packaging and merchandising. In years after the sale of the still-thriving HUE, Chilewich continued to explore her fascination with materials and textiles. In 1997, she introduced the highly successful Ray Bowl, which was acclaimed with utility patents and numerous awards. In a quest for other fabrics to incorporate into the Ray Bowl, she stumbled upon woven vinyl and fell in love with what she believed was a completely underutilized textile. Hence the launch, in 2000, of Chilewich's current distinctive product line of vinyl textiles. Chilewich went on to design and manufacture a number of successful applications for her growing collection of textiles. Her tablemats and floor mats can be seen in homes and better restaurants around the world. Chilewich bags, totes and cosmetic bags are modern and functional, perfect for travel and everyday use. In 2001 Chilewich, together with her architect husband, Joe Sultan, launched their first product for contract use. The two have changed the firm's corporate name to Chilewich / Sultan LLC to reflect their emergent business partnership. The award-winning Chilewich / Sultan LLC products are sold around the world.
|Material: Vinyl||Pattern: Solid|
|Shape: Square||Lifestage: Adult|
|Country of Manufacture: United States|
Questions & Answers
Chilewich Bamboo Placemat
G from New York, NY– Verified Buyer– Top 100 Reviewer
This Placemat is well made & highly pliable, looks great & cleans easily
Kristina from Washington– Verified Buyer
I thought these were very nice placemats, that is why i gave them a 5 star rating. Great website.
Alexandria from Wilmington, NC– Verified Buyer
Beware, these are not for actual eating. If food is dropped make sure it is cleaned immediately. It will stain and ruin the beauty of these mats.
I Love Chilewich
Andrea from Jamaica Plain, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 100 Reviewer
In spite of the stupid high prices, I love Chilewich. I have several of their placemats and they are great for protecting the surface we are eating on.
ella from astoria, NY– Verified Buyer– Top 100 Reviewer
I discarded all my fabric placemats after I purchased these for the first time. I love to have a placemat at every meal, it makes a place to eat" dressed up ". Modern, easy to clean ,very versatile ....great non cloth material that just rinses off , never fades, never stains. Lots of color choices from obvious to subtle......and easy to store....roll or lay flat. The manufacturer makes so many different and attractive styles........can placemats become addictive ????
Corinne from Kimball, SD– Verified Buyer
I saw these at a restaurant in Las Vegas and they said I couldn't find them, but I did and they are a great product to have. Clean up is now a breeze.
Sunny from San Francisco ca
Nice looking mat. Very easy to clean. Very fast service. Good to use indoor and outdoor. I highly recommend it for anyone.
Not a first quality item
sandie from pacific nw
This mat is irregular. The weave is crooked. It lines up on the 13" sides, but veers off on the 14" sides. Also, calling these square is a misnomer as they are rectangular (13" x 14). It was sold as an open box item so it is not returnable. No where did it say that it was irregular. I wouldn't have purchased it had I known. Quality control seems to be an issue with Chilewich mats and buying open box items from this vendor is at your own risk.
Bren from Oregon– Verified Buyer– Top 100 Reviewer
I like to use the square place mats when I have more company since they take less space. Kids also like that they are sized more for them. I usually use two rectangles on the ends.
Stylish, practical, & nice texture
LaFabulous from Los Angeles, CA– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
I was pleasantly surprised at the nice color and pattern of this place mat. This is definitely a titanium color. Cleans up easily and looks nice against my espresso colored dining table. I purchased these mats on sale, so my review is based on a discounted price. I didn't give it 5 stars because a couple of the place mats are irregular, I am not sure if it is the design or lack of quality control.