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About Us

Viyet is the design aficionado's destination to buy and sell timeless furniture and accessories. We make it easy for owners of high-end furniture to sell their pieces when it comes time to move or redecorate. For shoppers, we offer access to designer brand names at a fraction of retail prices. Since launching in April 2013, we have featured pieces from distinguished lines such as B&B Italia, Cassina, Christian Liaigre, Holly Hunt, Ligne Roset, and Mies van der Rohe, among many others.

We are a team devoted to making Viyet the online destination for exceptional pre-owned designer furniture. Design leadership, extraordinary customer service, and technological innovation define how Viyet is transforming the way people buy and sell designer furniture.

Kobe Attias

Kobe Attias

SVP of Engineering

Our SVP of Engineering, Kobe, is no newcomer in the startup scene. He comes to us directly from Rent the Runway where he was one of the first engineers. Prior to that, Kobe co-founded his own startup Shop Informed and also worked as a software engineer in different areas of the world including Amsterdam and Herzeliya, Israel. Kobe holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. In addition to being an engineer, Kobe is also an avid tennis player, Parkour practitioner and a volunteer programming teacher.

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown

Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth brings a wide range of e-commerce and early-stage operating experience to Viyet. Most recently, Elizabeth was an early team member at innovative e-retailer Poppin, where she was the Director of Corporate Development. Prior to Poppin, Elizabeth led business intelligence at luxury wine e-commerce site Lot18 after beginning her career in investment banking at Credit Suisse. Elizabeth holds a BA from Wofford College and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth’s personal design style: Neutral tones, lots of texture, and a pop of her favorite shade of butter yellow.

Callie Castellani

Callie Castellani

Managing Curator, Washington, D.C.

Callie is our regional managing curator for the Washington, D.C. area. Drawing on her operations experience at Doo.Ri and Charlotte Brody, a luxury women's custom clothing line, Callie brings her creativity and dedication to the team every day. Callie received a BS from the University of Mary Washington and an AD from Parsons School of Design. Callie's personal design style: Modern with a mix of the unexpected.

Camila Hori

Camila Hori

VP of Creative

Camila was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she earned her bachelors degree in Graphic Design. Prior to relocating to New York she worked in the art department of Vogue Brazil. Camila has vast experience in the digital environment where she has led the creative vision in a variety of companies (Ann Taylor LOFT , Brooks Brothers, and Bluefly.) Throughout her tenure at different companies Camila has effectively delivered on a number of improvements: from a pure metrics measurement to overall elevated aesthetic. Camila's design style: mid century modern.

Jennifer Koen

Jennifer Koen

VP of Business Development & PR

Jennifer comes to Viyet following two home renovations and after serving as Director of Innovation and Licensing at Godiva Chocolatier. Prior to Godiva, Jen worked in marketing for Coach and Movado Watch Group, where she was responsible for launching and growing new businesses. Jennifer received a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Jennifer’s personal design style: furniture that functions and has distinctive architectural elements.

Annie Nowell

Annie Nowell

Client Service & Operations Manager

Annie joins Viyet after graduating with a BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The daughter of retail furniture store owners in North Carolina, Annie grew up around design cultivating a love for the business. Prior to Viyet Annie interned in digital marketing for Barneys New York and worked as a design assistant with MA Allen Interiors.

Mindy Price

Tamara Rosenthal

SVP of Marketing

Tamara is the SVP of Marketing for Viyet where she is responsible for overseeing the brand’s overall marketing strategy. She is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience working for multichannel fashion retailers. Prior to joining Viyet, Tamara was the Vice President of Marketing at Fashion to Figure, a women’s plus size fashion retailer. Tamara has held senior marketing positions at ideel.com (later sold to Groupon), Lacoste USA and Ferragamo where she developed programs across both digital and traditional marketing channels. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Rachel Rodin

Rachel Rodin

Founder

Rachel, founder and owner of Rachel Rodin LLC, a personal styling business, went on to co-found Viyet with Louise Youngson-Klasfeld after they both dreamed of new furniture but needed to sell their existing pieces first. Organized, driven, and precise, Rachel graduated with a BA from Columbia College and received an MBA at Columbia Business School. Rachel’s personal design style: clean, clean, clean with a little bit of texture mixed in.

Dana Smithers

Dana Smithers

Brand Ambassador

Dana joined Viyet with a strong background in customer service, merchandising and buying. Previously, Dana worked at L’Occitaine, BeautySage and Lifebooker with a specialty focus in beauty and e-commerce. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. Dana is the perfect voice for Viyet, always putting our customers first and leading by example. Dana's personal design style: black and white, modern and chic with pops of color.

Louise Youngson-Klasfeld

Louise Youngson-Klasfeld

Founder

Louise, world traveler and lifelong design lover, hails originally from Scotland. Louise founded Viyet with the conviction that there is a home for every piece of fabulous pre-owned furniture. As Viyet's Chief Curator, Louise meets new people every day while on the hunt for exquisite, unique furniture and accessories. Louise’s favorite furniture item in her home: Ruby red transparent Kartell dining chairs!

Alyssa Carden

Alyssa Carden

Production Manager

Alyssa Carden is a personable, upbeat, and detail oriented professional who has recently completed freelance assignments for Kate Spade New York and J.Crew. Prior to this, Alyssa worked in retail as an Assistant Store Manager at New York & Company. She received her Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts with a minor in Digital Communications from Rutgers University.

Sheldon Martin

Sheldon Martin

Software Engineer

Sheldon, a native New Yorker, graduated from Baruch College with a degree in Computer Information Systems. As a software engineer, he helps to keep our website running and develops tools to assist the other teams. He started his career as a data analyst, but later moved in to web development because of his love for programming. Previously, he worked at Fitch Ratings and Sirius XM. He practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and enjoys biking in his spare time.

Stefanie Feldman

Stefanie Feldman

Associate Curator

Stefanie hails from Los Angeles and holds over 10 years of experience in the interior design world. After receiving a degree in Art History, she began her career in NYC working for a small interior design firm. Missing the California sunshine, Stefanie came back to the West Coast to work as a high end, luxury designer for the prestigious Michael Smith. Most recently, she served as the showroom manager at Harbinger, where she built relationships with artists and designers from all over the world. Inspired by her travels, Stefanie’s true passion lies in the art behind the product. Stefanie’s design style: Eclectic, involving bold colors, stimulating patterns, unexpected shapes, and anything with a little bit of history.

Jason stein

Jason Stein

Chief Curator and General Manager, West Coast

Jason comes to Viyet after spending the past 25 years in the auction world, with tenure at Paddle8, Bonhams, Christie's and Butterfield & Butterfield. He is a generalist appraiser in furniture and decorative arts and a specialist in 20th-Century Design. Jason's personal design style: all-inclusive Modernist.