The Commons is a design team focused on creating modern craft objects for the home that enrich the lives and of both the user and the maker. Erin Reitz and Kerry Clark Speake have a combined 40 years in the fashion and design industry. Both began their careers in the sewing rooms and design studios making things by hand and falling in love with the process of concept to creation. As the design industry evolved so followed production, and they saw the craft of construction move overseas for speed and cost. This shift created a deep interest in reconnecting with a slower more intuitive process of design and creation. In 2013 they launched The Commons as a destination to feature their own designs including glass, ceramics and wood objects as well as a curated selection of American made goods for the home.