Sandy Chilewich is the founder and creative director of Chilewich / Sultan LLC in the United States. Chilewich has reinterpreted underutilized and overlooked manufacturing practices, producing designs marked by ingenuity and elegance for the last three decades with two distinct businesses. In 1978, Chilewich co-founded the hosiery company HUE with Kathy Moska; by 1997 the company was credited with revolutionizing the leg wear market with its innovations in design, packaging and merchandising. In years after the sale of the still-thriving HUE, Chilewich continued to explore her fascination with materials and textiles. In 1997, she introduced the highly successful Ray Bowl, which was acclaimed with utility patents and numerous awards. In a quest for other fabrics to incorporate into the Ray Bowl, she stumbled upon woven vinyl and fell in love with what she believed was a completely underutilized textile. Hence the launch, in 2000, of Chilewich's current distinctive product line of vinyl textiles. Chilewich went on to design and manufacture a number of successful applications for her growing collection of textiles. Her tablemats and floor mats can be seen in homes and better restaurants around the world. Chilewich bags, totes and cosmetic bags are modern and functional, perfect for travel and everyday use. In 2001 Chilewich, together with her architect husband, Joe Sultan, launched their first product for contract use. The two have changed the firm's corporate name to Chilewich / Sultan LLC to reflect their emergent business partnership. The award-winning Chilewich / Sultan LLC products are sold around the world.
Questions & Answers
Mini Basketweave Placemat
Great looking and easy to care for placemats
Mary from Mandan, ND– Verified Buyer
These placemats are good looking and easy to care for. We love them.
Placemats fit the bill!
Jan from Pasadena, MD– Verified Buyer
Color is perfect, firm construction as I wanted for use outside.
Judy from Highland Park, IL– Verified Buyer
Lived the color. Came quickly. Perfect on a round or oval table.
Veerle from New Jersey– Verified Buyer
I love this product. I use it every day several times. Great value. Easy cleaning.
Great placemats for round table
Linda M from Woodstock, MD– Verified Buyer
and...love the fact that you can wipe them down after use.
GAIL from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
The placemats have a light woven look, but are dense enough that neither food or liquid seep through. My 22 year old son did not appreciate my lacy rubber ones, as he has to clean the mat AND the table.
Colorful and durable
Robyn from Arlington, VA– Verified Buyer
These cheery placemats clean up really easily. We use them everyday. Worth the price!
Alway Love Chilewich, No Exception
Susan from Washington, DC– Verified Buyer
The mini oval basketweave placemats aren't really mini. Somewhat smaller than the traditional ones, but incredibly useful when you need to fit a lot of placemats on the table or have a round or oval table. I ordered these in pure white, a color I've never had before, and they're beautiful. I'd recommend any Chilewich placement that suits you, but the ovals are a great addition to the line. All Modern provided excellent customer service.
Lori from Texas
I recieved only one placemat, which confused me, because I wouldn't have only ordered one. So I need to check my order, or this just doesn't come in a set like I thought. Other than that, it is just fine.
Great, versatile placemats!
Martha from Littleton, CO– Verified Buyer
Great color. Chilewich style and quality. Dress them up for fancy dinners or keep them simple under breakfast plates. They will make you happy.