About Our Founder

When furnishing her own home, founder Pia Rappaport-Goldman wanted pieces that felt friendly, unique, and embodied a global spirit. When she didn’t find what all she was looking for in the market, Pia decided to design her own line of home accessories and, thus, PILLOWPIA was conceived.

Pia spent over a decade with designers Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch in operations, specializing in building and utilizing their brand archives. With a desire to return to creative work, Pia left fashion in late 2015 to officially launch PILLOWPIA.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, she is the daughter of a musician and a fine artist turned jewelry designer. Pia studied Economics & Sociology at the University of Maryland followed by Graphic Design at Parsons School of Design and draws inspiration from her creative background and extensive personal archive.

She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and son in a restored brownstone in the historic section of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

More from Pia here.