Our Company

Design Works Studio is a privately owned, founder-driven, growing furniture and home accessories retailer located in the Republic of Panama. Our mission is to help you, our customer, attain the dream space you envision. We are committed to helping you achieve that goal through detail-oriented customer service and a passion for good design.


Our History

In 1999, Darlene Pierpoint, an American interior designer and busy mother of four, founded Design Works Studio.  For the first two years the primary business was space planning, construction management, interior finishing and furnishings specification.  The design center was a bare bones, 50 square meter space with catalogs, samples, a drafting table and a lot of energy.


Having outgrown this small space, Design Works Studio moved to its current location in San Francisco, Panama and now offers a large 850 square meter showroom with hundreds of lines represented. Design Works Studio is much more than a retailer. We hand select every piece on our show room floor and strive to bring you distinct, beautiful pieces that are hard to find anywhere else. Darlene's daughter, Mallory, joined the business in 2011 and continues the family legacy of retail with uncompromised values.