The Crate & Barrel is a company that is based in Northbrook, Illinois and the company manufactures different varieties of house wares, furniture, as well as home accessories. Otto GmbH owns the company completely. It was founded back in the year 1962 and now the company owns and operates about 170 stores in different locations. In 2008, the company went international when it opened its very first store outside the borders of United States. The stores display all the products in vignette style in which they are arranged in the way furniture are organized in a home. This style was the initiation of this company only.