Founded in 2016, Five Elements Home has been offering fine, handcrafted, and natural Asian housewares for modern living. We believe that the best home goods are timeless in design, meticulously crafted, and created from natural materials. In a fast-changing world, we savor items that have a contemporary sensibility but are honed with time-honored craftsmanship. Even our newest items never forget their heritage.
Guided by the Chinese philosophy of the Five Elements, or wŭ xíng (五行), we change our collections in harmony with the evolving rhythms of nature. This ever-changing and interconnected natural balance is known in Chinese as fēng shuǐ (风水). As the seasons, colors, and temperatures evolve over the course of a year, so do the collections of Five Elements Home.
Our goal is to offer you the finest products from the most talented artisans in Asia. Every season, we travel across the continent to find inspiration and to cultivate connections with talented local artisans. No two items at Five Elements Home are exactly alike, as each is handmade and handpicked. Whether it is a textile or ceramic, a blanket or bowl, a tea set or a pair of chopsticks, each item contributes a uniquely stylish and sensible ambiance to your home. And we strive for perfection all along the way: from finding the best items, to providing you with the best possible customer experience.
Our products reflect superior attention to detail, profound respect for the cultures in which they were produced, and a genuine love of the marriage of design and functionality.
Our new store is located in Andersonville, one of Chicago's most legendary and creative neighborhoods of independent vendors of art, culture, and design.