Perhaps you remember the Elle Decor feature on Susan and Kate Hable designing an exclusive fabric collection for Hickory Chair. The Hable Construction collection launched in October 2010 to great success! These fabrics begin with original paintings by Susan Hable and then are used to create fabrics that are woven in North Carolina exclusively for Hickory Chair. Susan and Kate thoughtfully researched Hickory Chair's existing fabric offerings studying the colors and textures that were most successful. Using this insight, patterns and very importantly colors were developed that would work back to our fabric rack. They wanted their fabrics to be an extension of what we are known for. As you can see below in this Elle Decor feature from earlier this year, the original launch featured silvery grays, browns, greens and other colors of nature. The patterns are named Lollipop, Stripes, Pom Pom, Geranium, Facets, Endpapers and Mustaches. Susan and Kate were eager to bring their modern fabrics to Hickory Chair as we share a passion for making things in America. Our fabrics are woven in North Carolina and almost 90% of our furniture is hand made in North Carolina as well. We knew this collaboration could be something special!
At the Spring 2011 Market, additional neutral colorways were added to some of the original patterns and two new patterns were introduced named Ponti and Library. At the Spring 2011 Market, Hickory Chair launched its 100th anniversary with the 1911 Collection. Shown in the foreground below is a new color of Pom Pom from the April 2011 Market which is a very soft green. Shown above is Pom Pom in a dark blue-brown colorway from the original October 2010 launch.
This brings us to the Fall 2011 Market where we celebrated our centennial! Our showroom was alive with vibrant color thanks to Hable Construction and our Creative Director/VP Ron Fiore! You have to be happy with 100 years of successfully making fine custom furniture in America! So, this season we added vibrant shades of fushia, tomato, terra cotta, sapphire, lapis and other amazing shades of blue, pink and oranges in addition to snow and black. One new pattern was added named Snakes is available in a neutral Wheat color and darker brown-black color named Bark. Shown below is a Silhouettes custom made sofa shown in Library in the new Fushia colorway. Susan was invited to create a display of our furniture with her fabrics that illustrates her unafraid design aesthetic. A special Susan Hable touch is the cream paper wrapped books that she hand painted to add a fresh, decorative look to the room. So Susan!
Library pattern in fushia is complemented by the new fushia tweed pattern, the luxurious velvet and leather. The rug was custom made for Susan and was inspired by the Ponti fabric pattern.
Susan's hand painting brought these book spines to life!
Either way Hickory Chair and Hable Construction have you 'covered'!