One of the premier high end furniture stores in America is Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furniture in Edina, Minnesota. They have other locations in Souix Falls, SD, Fargo, ND and in Souix City, IA. For decades Hickory Chair's talented artisans and craftsmen have had the honor to make fine furniture for this prestigious store. Recently the talented team at Gabberts collaborated with Hickory Chair to create a truly inspirational display for the Edina location.
The display is located on the main level of the store in the Design Center area. A beautiful display was created that illustrates the skill and personalization from our nearly 600 talented artisans and craftsmen in our HIckory, North Carolina workroom.
Pieces from many collections were selected to make beautiful displays to show area families how they could add special pieces to their homes. Hickory Chair's centennial collection, the 1911 Collection, is mixed with licensed collections by four of the most famous American interior designers - Alexa Hampton, Mariette Himes Gomez, Suzanne Kasler and Thomas O'Brien. In fact, in January 2012, Architectural Digest magazine named them in their listing of the new top 100 interior designers in America!
In each of the room scenes shown, a mix of interesting furniture forms were personalized through finish, hardware, fabric, leather and nail head trim from the extensive options at Hickory Chair. As each piece is made to order, the craftsmen at Hickory Chair encourage you to select from these extensive options to create a very personal piece that suits your taste instead of settling on the standard. It is this spirit that has allowed Hickory Chair to celebrate its 101st year of making fine furniture this year!
Many of the talented designers and sales associates at Gabberts are graduates of HCC University. These individuals have traveled to Hickory, North Carolina to sharpen their skills on how high end custom furniture is made. They have talked with woodworkers, upholsterers, cutters, finishers, sewers and all sorts of other craftsmen. They have seen how kiln-dried lumber is transformed into the skeletal frame that is then hand-upholstered to order. They have spent time in our showroom with an extensive assortment of furniture so that they know how each piece sits, what is behind the doors and most importantly they know it personally.
We hope you will go experience Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furniture for yourself when you are in the Minneapolis area. If you are not in the Minneapolis area, please visit our website to locate a dealer near you. Our team in Hickory would love nothing more than have the honor of making a special piece for your home.