Mottahedeh & Co., a recognized leader in historic reproductions of decorative accessories and dinnerware, began in the mid-1920’s with the importation of luxury goods and antiques from Persia and the East. Mildred and Rafi Mottahedeh, the husband and wife team, began designing and producing museum quality reproduction after the Second World War.
Wendy and Grant Kvalheim bought the company in 1992 and collaborated with Mildred, then 82, who passed away in 2000. Wendy has been the Design Director and President, since 1992, while Grant has pursued a career in international banking and insurance. Wendy directs daily operations and overseas the development of designs. Mottahedeh’s motto is “Tradition for a Modern World and Each Piece a Masterpiece.”