Bird & Tale is a curated shop and an incubator of ideas that want to add beauty to the world. We highlight one of a kind items and made-to-order pieces because it benefits the makers we partner with and our planet.
We aim to play a meaningful role in contemporary culture, and at the core of our mission is the task to inspire conscious purchasing. We understand the depth and complexity of this task and for that reason we make it beautiful.
Our makers are contemporary artists, artisans, and designers. To represent diverse and meaningful voices, our collections rotate. We celebrate local and international makers, many of whom are women and LGTBQ. We represent them non-exclusively so their work can gain visibility in various platforms.
Bird & Tale cares to have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact. For this reason, we nurture a culture of keepsakes, where “things” keep their value and compel us to pass them down through generations.
Chicago based artists Brad Stumpf and Jeffly G. Molina founded Bird & Tale in 2019. Brad is from St. Louis, Missouri, and Jeffly is from Tachira, Venezuela.
The name Bird & Tale originated from the first items featured in our store. "Bird" emerged from Brad's whimsical Bird Lamps. "Tale" refers to Jeffly’s watercolors that carry narratives of hope, love, and family.
In 2020, we began to promote and develop the work of other makers that we partner with. We select items that stand out for their originality, quality, & sustainability. We feature artworks alongside wearables, objects for the home, and unique gifts.
The Bird & Tale showroom opened in July of 2021. Our showroom is located at Mana Contemporary Chicago, and it is an extension of Jeffly’s art studio. We present themed events year round that inspire customers to invest in items of quality.
Today Bird & Tale continues to share the tale of many items featured as well as that of their makers.
Drawing by Brad Stumpf created in 2019