We want to make customizations accessible.


Pirate Duck Story

Pirate Duck Designs (PDD) is, a labor of love, and a place where unique pieces of furniture come to life. While PDD is currently focused primarily on furniture, they aim to become an eclectic design house for all needful things. PDD’s goal is to provide their customers with unique and affordable furniture. (Affordable, while not being mass produced.) PDD also believes in making furniture that is multi-faceted and tailored for urban homes.

Our Store

Come visit us at our retail store in Oakland to see our designs in the flesh. We are located on vibrant Piedmont Avenue at
4299 Piedmont Ave Oakland.

We're open Thursdays & Fridays from 12 pm - 5pm for walk ins or By Appointment .

PDD is the brainchild of Mohit Mankar, the founder and CEO. Mohit is often asked “How did you come up with the name “Pirate Duck Designs’?”
Well, here’s how that story goes… … Once upon a time, Mohit and Fatima went on a date. At said date, while Mohit was on a popcorn- procuring mission, Fatima asked Mohit for a dollar and went to play one of those impossible to win, snag-a-toy games. Not only did Fatima win…she won 5 items! One of those was a rubber duck with a pirate’s eye-patch. Fatima is now Mohit’s better half. And three years ago, when Mohit was wondering what to name his new venture, his eye fell on the rubber duck with the eye-patch… The rest as they say, is history.

Mohit has studied design and manufacturing over the years --- taking courses in NYC at the School of Visual Arts. His decision to leave behind a career in finance and start PDD has been a well thought out one and many years in the making. And that folks, is the origin story of PDD!

About Us

PDD has a manufacturing base in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, and a retail store in Oakland. It sources all its materials from local vendors. Everything they make comes from their own studio. True to form, and a testament to the unique use of space and material, PDD’s studio is a small, upcycled 20-foot shipping container. At the heart of PDD is its manufacturing process – utilizing the best of human craftsmanship with precision machine tooling. At the end of the day, it is this process, where we use the best of human craftsmanship and the best of robotics/machine technology, that enables us to make unique, beautiful pieces that are affordable without being mass produced. That’s the secret sauce!