Friday, June 5, 2009

Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

This is my last Hickory Chair related post, I swear! It was actually supposed to be my first but I decided to wait until after my trip to North Carolina to post it. I mentioned previously that I attended a lecture at the D&D Building where Suzanne Kasler spoke about how her new furniture line evolved from her antiques picked up in Paris. She started with sketches based on her favorite pieces and later Hickory Chair came to pick up the antiques to use them as models. All of them were rescaled and modified to create the line which can be further customized by designers through the finishes, fabrics and trims. And as we learned from the Hickory Chair factory tours, they are even better made than the originals!

13 comments:

Alicia said...

You kidding???
I could read these all week. The Frederica in that wide stripe is...it just keeps getting better & better.

Blue said...

You have made a superb series of posts - so much so I will make sure that when term starts after the summer my students link to this. It is wonderful and I thank you for it.

Willow Decor: said...

I also did a huge comprehensive ppost on Suzanne when I saw her in New Orleans! I am a huge fan of hers and this line for Hickory Chair. I love seeing the sketches. They are new for me!!
Great post!
xx-Gina

SOPHIE DAHY DESIGNS said...

I have been absolutely fascinated with your series of posts on Hickory Chair. LOVE the Kit ottoman!

mary said...

I'm in love. The finishes, the fabrics, the vignettes--everything is perfect. But being an antiques dealer, this does have me a little concerned. Thanks so much for these posts.

Style Redux 2 said...

I love all the Suzanne Kasler pieces and especially the Alexandra side chair. Every time I see it pictured in a room I can't stop thinking about it. I think it will become a classic.

Emily Amy Gallery said...

I absolutely love that Woodward bench...especially with that huge abstract painting above it. Perfection!

Vitania said...

This furniture line is absolutely timeless.. Classic and Elegant in every way, and with the craftmanship and quality to match they will remain family treasures.

Heather, your posts are fantastic. Wonderfully educational for the world to see the difference quality makes.


vitania

Velvet and Linen said...

Suzanne Kasler did a fantastic job designing her line of furniture. They are all unique pieces, yet they really work together.
Love the Alexandra chair. I just used one in my client's bathroom for her vanity. It looks beautiful upholstered in green velvet.

xo
Brooke

Jessica {lovely jubbly london} said...

I had no idea Hickory Chair has such beautiful furniture! I'm impressed!

red ticking said...

loved your series of posts... so amazing to see how much work goes into creating wonderful pieces...whew... go treat yourself to something special...

Jane said...

Heather--
this is a fantastic post. We love it. Thanks so much for covering Suzanne! We love your blog!
Janie

PINK DAYS STUDIO-SHABBY CHIC said...

me gusto tu blog volvere¡
saludos
karina
pink days studio shabby chic
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