Max, a long-time Bay Area resident, grew up in San Jose, California. He lived in what is now a famous "tract home community" built by the developer, Joseph Eichler. Surrounded by clean lines and bold colors his entire life, Max was instilled with the modern belief.
Linda learned her way around a sewing machine while growing up in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She acquired her appreciation for sewing skills from her mother, who died in 1996. Soon after her mother's death, Linda inherited her mother's sewing machines and her career took off.
The couple met at the California College of Arts. Each with different aesthetic backgrounds. Max graduated in 1997 with a degree in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design. Linda also graduated in 1997 from CCA with a design degree in Illustration. The couple married in 1999. After the two bought their first house
and were exhausted with home repairs, they decided to move forward with starting a business. When they couldn't find existing textiles to match their own personal taste and style, they began creating designs that would ultimately become Fold bedding. Fold took off in 2000 with the introduction of their first line of decorative throw pillows. Not much later bedspreads were introduced in response to the growing popularity of platform beds.
The company introduced its line of paintable wall applications "Wallter" in 2004. The geometric, wood-based applications add a third dimension to the wall on which they are composed, commanding light and shadow in an inventive way and turn the space in to something original. With the growing popularity of Wallter, the
company decided to change its name from Fold bedding to Wallter in August of 2007. Wallter continues to find voids in the home accessory market with their introduction of decorative mobiles.
Wallter's clients include The W Hotel, Hotel Lucia, Seattle's Hotel Max, Crate and Barrel, Dreamworks Productions, Chiasso, Urban Outfitters, Stratus Films, ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and HGTV's Debbie Travis' Facelift.
As their business has grown, so has their family. Their first child, Adam, was born in October 2001. Their second son, Owen, was born in May 2007. The two children often come to work with the couple, and soon will know their way around computer design programs like Photoshop. The family works and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.