We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you enjoy learning more about some of your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Bassett. Sit back, relax and have a closer look at Bassett!
Where did Bassett begin? Once upon a time, circa late 1800s, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, there was a family named Bassett. They ran a sawmill that supplied rail ties for a new rail line that was being built through the family property. When the rail line was finally completed in 1892, the Bassett family wondered where else they could market their lumber.
Family member J.D. traveled the countryside selling goods for general stores and carrying lumber samples from the mill. He soon returned home with the knowledge of the growing furniture industry and demand for raw lumber. It wasn’t long before he had orders for oak from several furniture stores in North Carolina. He then quickly learned that the best market for Appalachian oak was up north and set about conquering those. Eventually, he realized that instead of shipping raw lumber out to various northern locations to be made into furniture that was, in turn, shipped back to the South (amongst other places) that there was no reason furniture couldn’t be made right there!
So, in 1902 the Bassett Furniture Company was born. To start, the company had approximately 50 men from the surrounding area, and focused on styles made of oak and featured simple profiles with carved overlays. Early dressers sold for $4.75, washstands for $2.75 and beds for $1.50. (Yes, BEDS were the cheapest. Wha-?) By 1917, company sales reached $1 million (or approximately $21,252,068 in today’s dollar).
Post-war years brought rapid growth as suburbs sprang up around the country. Then in the early ’60s, the company bought Prestige Furniture Corp. and added upholstery to its repertoire; after they acquired three other companies to expand bedroom and dining room production. The 1990s saw trends & markets shift again with the death of the “mom-and-pop” stores and the growth of the chain store. So in 1997, Bassett opened their first store.
The Bassett of today is similar to the Bassett of yesteryear in their commitment that great, quality, and stylish furniture should be affordable and available to all. They create custom furniture and solutions that make it easy to express your unique sense of style.
You can check out their furniture on our site plus use our super neat HGTV Home Studio to create a living room set that is representative of your style, floor plan, and the way you use your room. Or drop by one of our locations today to see everything in person!
We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you enjoy learning more about some of your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Artisan. Sit back, relax and have a closer look at Artisan!
Looking for comfort in a down-home style? Then Artisan is the brand for you! Their unique style is characterized by the variety of materials they use, such as wrought iron, real copper and zinc, and exotic woods including mango and parota wood. All of their pieces feature mortise and tenon joinery on solid wood frames, solid wood drawers, ball bearing glides (bedroom collections), and special features like microfiber lining on top drawers of bedroom case-pieces. With an experienced operation specialized in hand-crafted, old-world looks, you can make sure you are obtaining the best value in hand-crafted, unique pieces!
They also try to be good for the environment! Over the last couple of years, they’ve been adding several automatic mills and two Italian Kiln dryers (which enables them to source different types of woods. That keeps their raw material sourcing unique and their product line fresh!) For example, products made under the sustainable woods collections are handcrafted from Mango wood. This timber comes from the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Mexico. In fact, they recently purchased dozens of acres of Mango tree farm lands that were no longer productive for the food industry and turned them into beautiful furniture pieces. By taking advantage of other industry’s by-products, they lower the impact in our environment.
Did Valentine’s Day break the bank? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Drop by our Presidents’ Day Sale where you’ll find storewide savings up to 67% off! Not only that but we’ve got an instant sales tax rebate, 5 years free financing and free delivery! The whole deal is a total steal.
P.S. We’re having a Presidents’ Day Mattress Sale as well!
We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you’re enjoying learning more about some of your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Liberty Furniture. So sit back and relax and have a closer look at what Liberty Furniture is all about.
Liberty is a privately owned business that designs value-driven, quality furniture. In 1992, Richard Brian took the opportunity to start his own business. He began with a vision of a company that would thrive on the values of hard-work, fairness, and integrity. With only seven people and a modest section of warehouse in west Atlanta, Liberty Furniture opened its doors selling only wood chairs and laminate table tops.
Steadily, the company introduced more casual dining styles and the vision that was Liberty began to take form. Early on, when Liberty could only afford a basement level showroom in High Point, Mr. Brian would take chairs out to the street in order to entice customers. This initiative and passion for success is visible to this day and is at the very heart of Liberty.
Liberty Furniture is a dedicated provider of all wood products including bedroom, dining, entertainment, occasional and home office categories. Their products were developed using years of knowledge coupled with a vision of the future. By working with industry leading designers and top tier factories, Liberty is well positioned to provide quality products at a great value. They use high-quality wood with the best veneers and conduct an extensive, detail-oriented finishing process, including some level of distressing. In addition, they build their products with high-level hardware to ensure durability. Liberty is widely recognized for its innovative strategies, enjoying private label relationships with some of the America’s Top 100 Furniture Retailers.
Why not visit our site or one of our stores today to see what Liberty has to offer YOU? You might just find your next favorite piece of furniture!
We love telling you more about some of the brands we carry and we hope you enjoy learning more about some of your favorite brands as well! Today we’d like to tell you a little more about Natuzzi Editions. So sit back, relax and have a closer look at what Natuzzi Editions is all about.
Natuzzi Editions strives to bring you the latest in fashionable and comfortable upholstered furniture. The options are endless and covers are offered to fit your lifestyle in leather, Dreamfibre and designer fabrics. Their furniture styles are designed with you mind – classic, casual, modern, modular and motion. They offer choices fit for every lifestyle – whether it is the office, the living room or the bedroom. Who wouldn’t want to buy a piece of furniture that stands up to its name? Natuzzi Editions is the Essence of Comfort.
Natuzzi Editions combines detail in design and Italian flair for everyday living. Offering styles for every taste and every situation from classic to modern, motion to casual, day to night. Luxury upholstered furniture in an array of covers including leather, microfibre and superb fabrics…all tailored for North America from the world leader in leather furniture. When you desire nothing but the best, you will have confidence in knowing you made the best decision.
Visit our website today to browse their selection of beautiful furniture!