The traditional design of Old World is inspired primarily by classic European styles of antiquity. Clearly influenced by the later Renaissance period, which featured enrichment of ornament and outline, Old World reflects the elaborate details of the French and English translation of this significant architectural movement. As Roman design standards like columns and pilasters were applied to furniture, a full complement of bases, cornices and pediments emerged, transforming cabinets, dressers and other case pieces into scaled-down architectural compositions.
Launched in celebration of the company's centennial anniversary, 1911 by Hickory Chair is a poignant collection of couture designs that are deliberately retrospective - yet decidedly modern. Inspired by Hickory Chair's rich archive, and by the spirit of American craftsmanship the company has upheld throughout the twentieth century, these new upholstery and wood products pay tribute to the quintessential styles, classic genres and striking forms handcrafted by the company's talented artisans during its first hundred years. Edited and envisioned by Hickory Chair's own design team, and brought to life by the craftspeople in the company's Hickory, North Carolina, workroom, the 1911 Collection is a true continuum of style and heritage - translating the continental influences and uncommon craftsmanship of the last century for new audiences and a new century.
Decidedly European in feel, the Atelier Collection is an assortment of found objects from travels abroad. From French, Italian and other southern European countries this grouping of bedroom, dining room and living room items is complimented by optional finishes, fabrics and cabinets that can be custom ordered as either a bar cabinet, armoire or display cabinet.
Hable® for Hickory Chair
In 2019, Hickory Chair joined sisters, Susan and Katharine Hable, in the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of their company, Hable Construction® with a timely new collection. The new Hable® for Hickory Chair bedroom, dining room and living room pieces complement and extend the dynamic original furniture collection that was launched originally in April 2015. To great acclaim, the Hable® for Hickory Chair fabric collection was originally introduced at the October 2010 market as the industry's first exclusive textile collection by a furniture manufacturer. The Hable collections have always brought a fresh dimension to Hickory Chair with its mid-century modern and Scandinavian design, world history, travel, contemporary art, and of course, exclusive textiles. Well-known throughout the trade, Texan sisters and design experts Susan and Katharine became known as leaders in luxury textile design soon after launching their New York City-based textiles company Hable Construction® twenty years ago. Characterized by bold, graphic patterns comprised of abstracted motifs dubbed with colorful, hand-drawn patterns, their sophisticated products are made by skilled artisans who treat their work as a careful craft, employing traditional screen-printing procedures in an old New England factory and woven fabrics in Western North Carolina - making its partnership with N.C.-based, domestic producer Hickory Chair an ideal fit. While inventive and artistic upholstered furniture designs were to be expected, the new expansive collection spans modern bedroom, dining room and living room designs as well, all with a decidedly global point of view that sit as comfortably in a traditional setting as they do in a modern home or an informal city loft. Inspiration for the new collection was taken from many geographic areas as well as eras where artisans created iconic new forms. World travel, cross-cultural inspiration, contemporary art, and antique modernist furniture all contribute to the aesthetic of this collection. Her eye for detail and clear vision has allowed our talented team to create this exciting new collection of distinctive upholstery and wood products. Her passion for American craftsmanship - both in her textiles and our furniture collection - make for the perfect partnership as over 90% of Hickory Chair's entire product offering is made in America.
Hartwood is a collection of new furniture designs that explore the rich, romantic sensibilities of Southern Europe. Defined less by a singular aesthetic or period and more by a warm, relaxed personality, the assortment is a response to increasing consumer interest in the Old World style and eclectic sensibilities of Spanish, Portuguese and Italian culture. Crafted in fine American Walnut and Ash, stone, metal and other fine materials, the Hartwood Collection brings a certain sophistication to beautiful rooms today.
Since 1941, Hickory Chair has provided classic forms inspired by the antiques found in the elegantly appointed interiors of plantation homes found along the James River in Virginia. This lovely collection recaptures the spirit and details that embody the fine aesthetics of 18th Century design including balance in scale, refinement in shapes and lines, intricate inlays and crisp carvings, acanthus leaves, shells, and ball and claw feet. Over the years the collection has evolved to to remain relevant by creating new pieces that blend not only with the existing collection but celebrate the fresh style of the time. Each piece is crafted to Old World standards and with your finish selection patinas are hand-rubbed to a depth that reflects beauty and personalization. The James River Collection is the industry's longest furniture collection. Connoisseurs of classic furniture have collected pieces. Due to Hickory Chair's dedication to quality, style and proportion that has never waned, countless pieces from this historic collection are today family heirlooms.
Mariette Himes Gomez
Like Mariette Himes Gomez herself, the internationally acclaimed designer, this signature collection for Hickory Chair is a study of elegant balance and contrasts. Her astute traditional perspective cultivated as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, the New York School of Interior Design and as an associate of design luminaries like Edward Dureell Stone, Albert Hadley and Sister Parish is evident throughout her extensive collection. So is the characteristically clean, more updated style she's been articulating since founding Gomez & Associates in 1975. Crafted of the finest materials, and reflecting exquisite details and finishes, each piece of this collection is a refreshing blend of classic style and contemporary significance.
Midtown Manhattan is the home to some of New York City's most iconic buildings and neighborhoods. From 5th Avenue to Broadway, from Times Square to Madison Avenue, Midtown is the destination for shoppers from around the world who delight in discovering some of the most sophisticated and elegant finds in America. Come discover the luxury of our Midtown collection that features distinctive bedroom, dining room and living room items with nearly endless personalization options for your home.
For over twenty years, Atlanta designer Suzanne Kasler has created warm, inviting environments that strike a balance between elegant, traditional design and practical comfort. She has collaborated with Hickory Chair to bring that same spirit to her extensive line of furniture, Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair. Kasler is known for her love of all things French and brings a fresh mix of Continental flavor and classic style to her interiors. It was recently written, "The Atlanta-based designer brings southern charm, European sensibility, and an architectural eye to her interiors...." By mixing both antiques and modern pieces, she creates environments that are timeless, sophisticated, and, most importantly, livable. Kasler's passion for perfection and detail is consistent with Hickory Chair's tradition of personalized home furnishings. The collection features couture details, such as grosgrain ribbon trim, slipcovers with graceful ties, and custom-made hardware for a perfect finishing touch. In Spring of 2018 Kasler introduced the Paris Collection that was inspired by pieces that she has collected over the years. The new collection is a sophisticated blend of intricately detailed, hand-crafted wood products, as well as tailored upholstered pieces. Throughout the elegant offerings, architectural elements are highlighted with modern details and clean lines for a timeless look. Her debut line of lighting and accessories features boxes, trays, sculptures and lamps to perfectly complement her new and existing furniture collection.
From the soft shapes of a casual classic to the clean lines of a modern masterpiece, Hickory Chair's Upholstery is crafted to the highest standards of style and comfort. Drawing inspiration from antique forms, as well as from the insights of almost a century of furniture making, each design combines timeless style and scale with truly meaningful custom options. Select from the extensive Hickory Chair assortment of fabrics, leathers and trims along with our nearly endless assortment of finish, skirt and seat cushion options. Each piece of Hickory Chair upholstery is Made to Order and Made to Last.
The Tavel Collection
The charm of this collection provides a traditional style that will match most decors. The simple, yet practical design of this collection has exceptional quality that cannot be surpassed.
Since people come in all shapes and sizes, their recliners should too! The Montage Collection offers several different size options to fit most individuals and provide long-lasting, optimal comfort.
Experience a unique patented positioning technology that will move your body smoothly and quietly into infinite positions with the help of our exclusive AutoDrive hand control. From a personalized TV watching position to the comfort of zero gravity, our StellarComfort Collection is more than a lift chair.
The cares of the day will melt away when you relax in a Tranquility chair. The plush comfort cushioning and unique massage accessories will envelop your body and calm the mind.