YEAH! Rentals was founded in 2011 by Michael Antonia and has been providing furniture for 300 events a year ever since.
Michael Antonia came up in the design world by way of globetrotting as a DJ, events producer, and artistic accomplice of Alex Calderwood, founder of Ace Hotels. He worked on thousands of parties, concerts and small corporate events before eventually producing multimillion-dollar marketing initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Along the way, he began to wonder why all of the furniture at these events was, quite frankly, godawful.
Now the creative director and head of marketing at YEAH! Rentals and YEAH! Furniture, Antonia is best described as a modernist who has his roots in the classics. Because modern, edgy design often feels dissonant and obtrusive in its environment, Antonia is a proponent of grounded innovation: when you draw your inspiration from classic designs, you have something to build on; suddenly, modern designs are in harmony with their surroundings. Antonia infuses everything he does with a collaborative spirit; inclusiveness is reflected in the product itself. Even when a piece is making a statement, it can complement its surroundings. YEAH! is a social design brand that makes quality products. not a quality products brand that is trying to figure out how to implement a social strategy. Even so, Antonia refuses to sacrifice an ounce of quality. Thousands of hours of rigorous testing have helped him refine each design by changing materials, adjusting geometry -- whatever is needed to perfect each piece. Antonia's goal is always an original and indestructible product that wears in, not out.
YEAH! has been featured in Reverie Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Remodelista, Herman Miller's blog, 100 Layer Cake and Martha Stewart Weddings.
Past Clients include
Twitter, Adobe, Nickelodeon, Google, Ace Hotel, YouTube, Hurley, Levi’s, Hulu, Westfield, Splendid, Soho House, Seventeen Magazine, The Speed Museum, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Katy Perry, Coolhaus, Zagat, Toyota, Keds, Bare Essentials, Target, Fast Company, TOMS, Ogilvy, Me Undies, Sweet Green, Oh Joy, Amazon, Pharell Williams, Mr. Kate book launch, DOPE Premiere After Party, Fast Company, 72 & Sunny, Nordstrom, Apple, Microsoft, Airbnb, Audi, Leisure Society, UGG, Burts Bees, McDonalds, Pfizer, Midori, Nike, H&M, Reebok, Billabong, Samsung, GUESS, Paul Mitchell, Lucky Magazine, Canon, Ford, Excedrin, Gillette, harmon kardon, J Brand, Disney, Ergo Baby, Mad Decent, Sony, Purina, Wired, Wells Fargo, Orbit Baby, Sugarfina, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner, Vice, Billabong, Samsung, Nike, GUESS, Keds, Create + Cultivate, Yes To, Fast Company, TOMS, Nike's N+TC Tour Los Angeles, Jacquie Aiche, Ogilvy, Me Undies, sweet green, Oh Joy, Amazon, Pharell Williams/iamother, Mr. Kate book launch, DOPE Premiere After Party, Sugarfina, SF Giants, Sundance NEXT FEST, Kite Pharma, MasterCard, Dodgers Stadium, Teen Choice Awards after party, VMAs, Sketchers, ShondaLand, Absolute Electrik, Patagonia, Sunbrella, FirefliesWest, Jenni Kayne, Red Bull, 100 Layer Cake, Sundance, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner, Vice, Bare Minerals/Escentuals, MOOG Music