We get this question all the time. No one really understands who exactly is MacKenzie-Childs. Who envisioned these amazing and crazy works of art?
First off, MacKenzie-Childs is two people. Victoria MacKenzie and Richard Childs, husband and wife. Their story is pivotal to why and how the company functions today. They brought a whimsical, fun feel to all the products.
Another question we get is, “Why is it so crazy?” We know the pieces are ridiculous, just like one of their products: Ridiculous Bench. But that is what makes their products so fun. Victoria and Richard, as shown in the picture above, are eccentric. It takes a certain personality to be able to make such eye-catching products, and those two have it. There’s something about their crazy patterning that makes us love it. It’s an instant conversation-starter and absolutely fun to see. Every time you look at the piece, you notice something new. Did that bench always have gold embroidery? I didn’t realize that cushion was reversible!
The company was also born because of a selfless act: their daughter. Victoria and Richard only sought to sell the art they created over the years, but once they found out how much the public loved their products, they began to make their small business into a full-blown company.
Now living in a 105-year old vessel named Yankee Ferry, Richard and Victoria continue to excite and inspire people with their interior decorations. Their ideas for the MacKenzie-Childs company helped shape the products today.