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California Dreamin’

Pindler celebrates 75 years of beautiful textiles and a storied history


The Hearst Castle collection remains one of Pindler’s most cherished collections.

Matthew M. Pindler and his son, Carl, began selling fabrics to Los Angelenos in 1947 out of a small store on Western Avenue, and 75 years later, the company has become one of the most respected national names in textile design. The third-generation, family-run enterprise began life primarily as a purveyor of fine drapery fabrics, but since then their collections have expanded to include a full range of textiles for the home. Chairman and CEO Curt Pindler (Carl’s son), joined the company in 1972, and formally took the reigns in 1988. Today, he continues to act as both the CEO and the lead in product development. He explains, “Pindler has grown and evolved in so many wonderful ways over the past 75 years. Through it all, we have always served as a trusted resource that designers can count on for beautiful fabrics and exceptional customer service.”


The original Pindler showroom on Western Avenue in Los Angeles, opened in 1947.
(Photograph by Tang Wai Chung/

Today, Pindler offers thousands of unique fabrics and trims, providing their clients with a full range of indoor and outdoor options in every color, texture, and pattern imaginable. Most of the company’s collections are exclusive, including their popular, high-end collections based on historic homes, such as Hearst Castle, launched in 1998, and Newport Mansions, launched in 2003.


A room in Hearst Castle, located in San Simeon, California.
(Alamy Stock Photo)

Now expanded to sixteen corporate showrooms and ten agent showrooms around the country, as well as online sales, Pindler will continue to grow and evolve, with further development of exclusive collections. Brand President Sean Quinn shares, “As our industry changes, we will continue to focus on our customers’ needs. Our primary goals, bringing beautiful fabrics from around the world to designers and creating the best customer experiences, have not changed. We are looking forward to continuing to innovate and provide even more exciting options for designers for decades to come.”


Delicate florals are part of the Hearst Castle collection.