Serving the Public by Design
Agati designs timeless public space furniture that blends form and function.
Oftentimes, good design goes unnoticed because it works so well. You’ll never notice a tabletop that never warps or a bench that never wobbles.
Agati design is good design. This has been our promise for 40 years. It’s one thing to design a beautiful chair. It’s another to design one that looks just as good years from now. And if your patrons never notice how well that chair has held up after a decade of use? Then we’ve done our jobs right.
The thousands of people who use our furniture will likely never marvel at its solid construction or impressively strong joints. Because Agati furniture isn’t for museums or art collectors. It’s designed for the public to use — over and over and over again.
We get all the praise we need when our clients tell us their patrons keep coming back to work at our tables or sit in our chairs. It means your public space has become their go-to spot away from home.
Agati is a family-owned team of passionate furniture designers, engineers and manufacturers. We’re committed to creating the most durable public-use furniture that doesn’t sacrifice the least on style.
Our story begins in 1970. With a freshly inked Masters in Fine Arts degree, Joe Agati began an apprenticeship with Wendell Castle, the father of the art furniture movement.
Joe began building his own furniture. He found his niche in designing furniture for libraries. The environment presented unique challenges that kept Joe inspired. Agati tables, chairs and study carrels would get utilized by thousands of people over their lifetime. Joe loved blending artistic form with long-lasting durability.
As Joe’s fascination and passion for remarkable furniture grew, so did our business. Word-of-mouth praise from librarians, architects and designers brought Agati furniture into other public spaces. The Agati family grew, too. Today Joe’s son, Joey, leads Agati’s design department. At our core, we are a family business passionate about innovative design, durable construction and exceptional customer service.
Agati clients include libraries, universities, colleges, airports and many other types of public spaces. Our in-house design and engineering teams are relentless students of how people interact in these spaces and with our furniture. Our quality pieces and complete collections are tailored to meet their unique functional, aesthetic and technological needs.
We are problem solvers at heart, creating solutions that make all the difference for public spaces. We continue to evolve our products to meet new needs without losing sight of our commitment to design and quality. The Agati team — and our furniture — will be here to help craft custom solutions for public spaces for years to come.