Today I want to answer a question I received recently regarding furniture construction. There is often a misconception that in order to receive finely made, quality furniture you must wait months or even up to a year to
receive this level of quality. Not so!!
Reader question: I am looking for a great pair of chairs, and the last furniture piece I purchased was made locally and took over 6 months. I have also ordered beautiful pieces from Italy and they arrived after 14 weeks of waiting. I don’t mind waiting because I love everything I own now, but is there another option? I need these chairs within 6 weeks and I am beginning to think that is impossible!
Hickory Chair Quatrefoil Chair designed by Suzanne Kasler
I love getting this question. While I don’t believe in one-size-fits-all design, I have a preference for what I recommend to my clients. Since I offer design services on a deadline, I often work with vendors who provide me
with beautiful high-end furnishings that are available quickly. Often this just means they have increased their efficiencies in the manufacturing process and move the high-end product faster through their manufacturing
facility OR they make their product in advance and warehouse it in order to be ready for orders and fulfill them quickly.
One of my favorites is Hickory Chair, made in Hickory, North Carolina. I have toured their facilities and seen in-person how the quality is achieved.
Hickory Chair President, Jay Reardon
These are some of the shots from my factory tour.
Below is the result of this great company’s product.
As you can see in their ads, any finish, fabric or nailhead treatment is available and in as little as a month. Almost unimaginable, right? But as I have ordered over 70 pieces of furniture from them in the last year, I know for sure, that this company stands behind their statements. And the quality is amazing.
I used ALL Hickory Chair furnishings in my showhome last September and the pieces all arrived within 4 weeks and were ready for our debut in record time.
So yes, there are options for all of you who need a custom solution in a short amount of time. Hickory Chair is one of my favorites. I will be sharing their latest introductions when I head to High Point at the end of this
week, so stay tuned for the beautiful new introductions!