Let us share our storypurposeinspiration

We produce products that will last. Our goods honor the materials they’re made with and the hard work of folks who care enough to make things great.

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Rosie's Workshop's famous Very Open Sign in our store in Pittsburgh at Ross Park Mall.
Original Rosie's Workshop vintage Bolex Floor Lamp with retro lamp shade adorning a couple's living room.
Rosie's Workshop Vintage MCM Lighting, retro guitar floor lamp, and accent drum side table light.

Our Story

We believe everyone needs a fun, playful “let’s not take ourselves so seriously” room that creates a relaxing, comfortable space in which to live and work.

We’re Jen & Blair Koss and we enjoy helping folks create their fun space, whether that be the family room, home theatre, home office, or basement bar. Home decor is often too serious. Playfulness should be a part of our homes with décor that reflects your personality and interests. That’s why we created Rosie’s Workshop.

Blair & Jen Koss Closing Signature

We Believe

MAKING THINGS MATTERS

We produce heirloom quality items that brighten your day. We bring fun, playfulness and meaning into your life. This creates value and meaning for society. We know that creativity and invention make the future.

PEOPLE MATTER

The ultimate experience is still the human experience. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, have opportunity, be safe and healthy, and be able to contribute their unique talents. Our products are limited editions made by people who care enough to make great things.

SUSTAINABILITY

We do everything we can to minimize waste.  This means recycling where possible and also making things to last. Our products are made with the highest quality parts, engineered for long-life and assembled with excellence.

What Makes Rosie Special?

Rosie’s Workshop started in 2017 and we’re not your typical home décor and lighting store. We have a specific, curated point of view. We also apply the highest standards to design, manufacturing and storytelling. Each product must achieve all three. This is a key differentiator.

Mid-century modern styling plays a big part in Rosie’s playful, cool aesthetic. Classic mid-century lampshade designs have been faithfully recreated, and we also offer a range of refurbished MCM table lights and pendant lighting.

We design and manufacture each Rosie product based on vintage and upcycled objects. That’s because we love the quality, feel, and heft of things made in the early to mid 20th century. Stylish, distinctive items that were built to last honoring the materials they’re made with. Metal. Fabric. Magic. The spark of its maker embedded.

Because of this each Rosie is thoughtfully designed and sourced to be:

  • Functional and useful
  • Iconic and stylish
  • Of heirloom quality
  • Sustainable

Blair Koss of Rosie's Workshop working in the studio.

Our Inspiration

Rosie's Workshop WWII Inspiration photo- taken by Howard R. Hollem - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID fsac.1a34951.

19 million women nicknamed “Rosie’s” held jobs during World War II in the United States. This was an unheard-of number given we had just escaped the Great Depression. Able body women and older men, including many of Blair & Jen’s relatives, rushed to the factories to do their part helping with the massive worker shortage as men went into the armed services to fight.

Our relatives instilled in us a passion and dedication into sourcing the best quality parts – making products of the highest quality that are timeless and will last for many decades.