Founded in 1956 by Charles E. Williams, Williams-Sonoma started as a company selling professional kitchenware for home use. Based in San Francisco, it is now one of the top-rated companies providing kitchenware, home decor, home furnishings, and a variety of specialty foods, soaps, and lotions. T ... Read More he Williams-Sonoma brand extends into other well-known names, including Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen home furnishings; West Elm modern home decor and furniture; Rejuvenation classic American lighting and house parts; and Mark and Graham gifts for the home. A popular kitchen item from Williams-Sonoma is the Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed, which features five speeds to handle different foods from juicy fruits to crisp vegetables. It's made of durable stainless steel for easy cleaning, a spout that separates the froth from the juice when pouring, and a safety feature that prevents the juicer from working when the cover is not in place.