Henredon Furniture and Frank Lloyd Wright
Henredon Furniture was founded in 1945 by four partners who had previously worked as executives at Drexel Heritage Furniture. The name Henredon is a derivative of three of the founders' names, Henry Wilson, Ralph Edward and Don Van Noppen.
The Henredon Furniture founders recognized that with the end of World War II and soldiers returning home to build homes and families, a huge market for furniture was about to open up. They understood this new generation of furniture buyers would be modern, savvy and looking for furniture to match their styles. The Henredon founders had a vision of creating the finest quality modern furniture designed by the most influential artists of the day.
The initial product line was just three chests, but the product line grew quickly as consumers recognized the names of world renowned artists. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright began designing for them, using his mastery of shape and proportion, and his furniture designs quickly became in vogue and all the rage. Mr. Wright's furniture stamp bore his famous signature, and the Henredon logo. It was a sign of success to own a Henredon furniture piece with a stamp signed by the greatest architect of all time. Word spread quickly that Henredon was combining quality, modern lines and art into their furniture pieces.
The combination of quality materials, modern styles and notable designers was a winning strategy and Henredon's business soon grew to include hundreds of beautiful wood and upholstery furniture pieces always designed by the most renowned and prestigious of artists.
The fashion forward designs by noted artist Celerie Kemble are proof that today's Henredon relies on the same principles of the original founders, the finest quality materials and workmanship combined with modern design by the best artist of the era.