Though they began in glass and ceramic items, they now create many of their tableware, organizers, and furniture items from wood and steel.
In 1946, Lipper International started as Lipper & Mann. They imported fine glass and ceramic items from Czechoslovakia and other European countries. Lipper & Mann showcased these items on Fifth Avenue, in New York—selling their products to leading department stores, jewelry stores, and home furnishing stores.
In 1963, Mr. Lipper purchased the company from his partner, Mr. Mann, and changed the name to Lipper International, Inc. Lipper International started with one warehouse manager, a dozen warehouse workers, and half a dozen bookkeepers. Now Lipper International’s warehouse is a 75,000 square foot building and have employed over 50 sales representatives selling in the United States, Canada, and Central and South America.
Many things have changed over the years for Lipper International beyond their size. Though they began in glass and ceramic items, they now create many of their tableware, organizers, and furniture items from wood and steel.