The Adesso Culture : SINCE 1994

Adesso Founders

co-Founder : Peggy Traubco-Founder : Lee Schaak

Design Driven to create High Design for the Masses - Adesso's Mission

Adesso, meaning “Now” in Italian was founded in 1994 by Lee Schaak, who leads the design force and Peggy Traub, a former Bloomingdale's DMM. We are headquartered In New York City, the design center of the USA. Adesso’s specialties are fresh, contemporary, affordable lighting and furniture. Adesso is a design driven company with a proven global appeal.

Adesso products can sell in Birmingham, Alabama as well as Birmingham, England. Adesso is established as a dominant supplier of task and floor lighting in low, mid and high level markets.We lead these fields.

Adesso is an industry leader in portable LED lighting.

We have a progressive LED assortment that is top notch in the industry. Adesso was the first in the US lighting industry to ship portable LED product back in 2003. Our LED category is still growing exponentially. Adesso‘s recent introduction of our high end brand, ADS360, is our next step in accomplishing our ultimate goal of becoming the best LED line in the world.

Adesso entered the lamp shade business in 2009, and is now a key lamp shade vendor for Target, Meijer and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Adesso's success is the fruit of innovation, contemporary craftsmanship, high quality product, and our ability to provide high design to the masses. Our company has an extremely wide range of distribution, consisting of mass merchants (Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Staples, etc). Home Centers (Home Depot, Menards), upscale retailers (Bloomingdales, Design Within Reach, etc.) and ecommerce customers (Amazon, Wayfair, Hayneedle, etc.). In addition, unlike the typical mass merchant and home center suppliers, Adesso is the rare mass lighting vendor with a full scale domestic product line for independent upscale retailers, furniture stores and contract/design markets.

It is this unique 2 pronged strategy that gives Adesso our greatest competitive edge.

Our numerous “data touch points' with the industry and the customer provide Adesso and, ultimately our customers, with in-depth market research and strategies to successfully drive sales and profits.

By attending all major International and domestic trade shows, Adesso is able to connect face to face with our customers via our trade showrooms and leverage the data received from our 2,000+ independent retailers and e-tailers.

Through these efforts. Adesso is able to remain a leader of the industry with our vast and worldly understanding of the marketplace, retailer and consumer. We embody a rich history of creating high volume, unique concepts and partnering with our customers to continuously innovate and set standards.

When you partner with Adesso, we will do our best to help build your business and keep you ahead of the curve. We rise together!