Williams-Sonoma was founded in 1956 by Chuck Williams in Sonoma, California. The first Williams-Sonoma store sold a small selection of French cookware. Today Williams-Sonoma has more than 250 stores nationwide and continues to develop more kitchenware and houseware products. Williams-Sonoma cookware ... Read More is produced by brands such as All-Clad, Calphalon, Le Creuset Lodge, Nordic Ware, Staub, and more. Williams-Sonoma offers cookware, cooking utensils, dishes, small appliances, glassware, cutlery, bakeware, barware, and more from many brands. Cookware products are made of stainless steel, copper, cast iron, and other materials. The store also has traditional and contemporary home decor, rugs, bedding, linens, furniture, kids decor, and outdoor living furniture. Its agrarian department offers supplies for gardening, beekeeping, canning, and keeping chickens. Williams-Sonoma carries several varieties of food and drink in addition to its cookware and furnishings. Bakeware is produced by brands including Emile Henry, Le Creuset, Nordic Ware, and USA Pan. Children's bakeware collections are shaped like characters from Snow White, Cars 2, Marvel comics, and Star Wars. Williams-Sonoma kitchen electrics are designed by brands such as Breville, KitchenAid, Miele, Nespresso, Saeco, Vitamix, and Cuisinart, among others.