WINTERCHECK FACTORY® is a design and manufacturing company in Brooklyn, which produces American-made, design-focused, multi-functional products for living. WINTERCHECK FACTORY® creates high-quality modern furniture and leather bags for consumers who value ingenuity and accessibility. Starting with furniture and expanding to include soft goods, every product is designed by WINTERCHECK FACTORY® and produced by Kristen Wentrcek and Andrew Zebulon Williams in their wood shop. Designs that require special machinery or additional skill sets are produced by one of the dozens of manufacturers the company has built relationships with across the United States.
Kristen Wentrcek spent several years working in real estate development before striking out on her own to form WINTERCHECK FACTORY®. Her experience in high-end architecture and construction combined with her interest in manufacturing processes and simple, affordable design led to the creation of a company in which she could control the entire process, from idea to finished product.
Andrew Zebulon Williams first worked with WINTERCHECK FACTORY® in 2012, producing a series of product illustrations before joining Kristen in the design and production of the company’s full line. His background in drawing and sculpture, supplemented with knowledge gained from his father, who is a master carpenter, made WINTERCHECK FACTORY® a natural fit.
WINTERCHECK FACTORY® is located at 630 Flushing Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.