Published on : Friday, September 11, 2020
Hickory Chair’s new Everett collection by Skip Rumley aims to capture the culture and spirit of craftsmanship and teamwork shown by workers at the company’s Hickory workroom where more than 90% of the company’s line is produced.
Rumley is vice president, creative at Hickory Chair and has nearly 20 years of experience in product and showroom design. This latest collection for Hickory Chair has 27 case goods SKUs in bedroom, dining room and living room furniture including occasional, accents and home entertainment. There also are 25 pieces of upholstery that completes – and complements – the living room assortment.
Described as soft modern, the collection is made with a mix of materials including American ash, American walnut and mahogany. It also has mixed media elements that include marble, glass and custom-designed hardware.
“For Skip, his design process begins with a place and who might live there,” the company said in announcing the collection. “He loves creating an environment for this client that becomes filled with pieces that reflect their personality and taste. With additional inspiration from fashion, jewelry and fine art, Skip has created this collection of bedroom, dining room and living room furniture with a deep understanding of the desires of the Hickory Chair consumer.”
“It is important to me that each piece has beautiful proportion and scale, a dynamic shape and be made from an interesting array of materials,” Rumley said. “It is essential that our design clientele be able to personalize each piece for their projects. Therefore, designing the collection to be made domestically was of upmost importance. We want our pieces to be a canvas that truly become functional art once our craftsmen build it with the specifications from the designer.”
The upholstery segment includes a mix of signature chairs along with sofa and sectional groupings and a selection of hand-tufted pieces including a new banquet series and ottoman and a new sofa and companion lounge chair to name several.
At the October High Point Market, The Everett by Skip Rumley collection will debut in the Hickory Chair Showroom on the third floor of historic Market Square.
Source: furniture today