FRENCH BULL's debut in January of 2002 marked the return of melamine but with a modern spin. The classic material known for it's durability and striking color was given a makeover boasting the bold pop culture signature style of designer Jackie Shapiro. After graduating from Parson's School of Design majoring in fashion, Jackie landed in Italy, working for Milan's innovative fashion house, Fiorucci. It was here where she began breathing life into familiar images with her graphic style grounded in color and steeped in imagination. A return to New York sparked a freelance career that led to the creation of her own children's fashion collection, under the "IZZY" label, featured in top stores such as Henri Bendel's, Saks and Fred Segal.
The idea for French Bull came about by a desire to create homeware products for design conscious consumers at accessible prices. Though the line began with melamine kitchen products, French Bull is a lifestyle brand whose boundaries have become as limitless as the spectrum of color it works from. Melamine itself is resistant to high heat, shatterproof, and an ideal ground for pattern. The durability and functionality of the material is perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining, everyday use and is completely safe for children. The wide range of storage, serving, kitchen and lifestyle products that comprise the French Bull line give you the freedom to create your story. The bold and graphic colors are culled from a uniquely selected palette that can be mixed, matched and tied together with an array of striking solids and patterns.French Bull continues to be ahead of the curve in reinterpreting everyday staples with a fresh look for a contemporary lifestyle.
As a worldwide leader in design our vision has extended to more than 25 countries, including Brazil, Australia, Israel, South Korea, Hong Kong, UK, Canada and Europe through over 5,000 retailers. French Bull's mastery of pattern and color has come to life in a wide range of products for your modern lifestyle. Our world extends from the kitchen to the bedroom, fun dishware for children and sophisticated serving items for adults. The brand has partnered with an array of like-minded manufactures to expand our constantly growing vision with lap top covers, lunch bags, beverage carriers, gift bags, greeting cards, and stationery.