Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman founded R & Company (formerly known as R20th Century) in New York City in 1997. The two partners share a deep appreciation for design, and built the gallery program around innovative and finely crafted work, both vintage and contemporary. Designers represented by the gallery include Wendell Castle, Hugo França, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Poul Kjærholm, Sergio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro, David Wiseman, and Jeff Zimmerman.
Meyers and Snyderman have gained an international reputation for their meticulously researched exhibitions and publications, and for their commitment to preserving history through their extensive archives, library, and private collection. Their expertise is often sought by institutions on such subjects as American studio furniture and Brazilian furniture design.