CR Laine wins Hickory-area chair competition
November 9, 2014 - accent chair
HICKORY, N.C. — When organizers envisioned a initial Furniture. Well Crafted. chair foe here, they had hopes of around a dozen or so manufacturers submitting product.
Instead, they got 23 chairs using a progression from barstools and dining room chairs to recliners, armchairs and accent chairs with a full operation of support materials and styles, upholstery options and embellishments.
And when a foe was finished, hometown association CR Laine stood high with a winning entry, a Gustav chair.
Hickory city legislature member David Zagaroli, left, presents a Furniture. Well Crafted. chair competition’s initial place prize to CR Laine’s Mark Gilmore and Cindy Fulbright.“This is huge. For this whole community, this is huge. Look during this room and what’s represented; there’s some implausible product here. Just to be deliberate is an honor,” pronounced Mark Gilmore, clamp boss of sales for CR Laine.
The competition, put on by a city of Hickory, invited seat manufacturers from a larger Hickory area (including Catawba, Burke, Alexander and Caldwell counties) to contention one chair for care by a row of 3 judges as a approach to assistance foster a area’s abounding birthright of seat production.
“We have been famous for seat craftsmanship and artistry. Upholstered seat has always been one of a many famous things done in a region,” pronounced Mandy Pitts, communications executive and code manager for a city of Hickory. “No matter where we go in a republic or world, when we discuss Hickory, N.C., people will contend ‘furniture.’”
CR Laine’s winning chair facilities unconditional curves clad in chunky woven Delphi Stone upholstery and 896 spike heads.
“Our moniker is ‘style, comfort, color’ and it’s got some flattering good looking style. It has good lines that unequivocally mount out,” Gilmore said. “We feel unapproachable to have a turn of execution and product that not usually looks this good though sits incredibly. You supplement all that together and it’s singular in a demeanour and a feel.”
For initial place, CR Laine perceived $500, a prize and an autographed duplicate of Beth Macy’s book, “Factory Man.”
Taylor King Furniture came in second, earning $300. President and CEO Del Starnes pronounced he was shamed by a respect and called a dusk good for a area’s production base.
“It all represents a peculiarity turn of what these companies do here in this area,” Starnes said. “That’s what helped this area means is a good peculiarity and fashion-forward styling and pattern that’s so good about this area.”
Ethan Allen finished third and took home $200.
Other competing manufacturers in a margin enclosed Century Furniture, Classic Leather and St. Timothy Chair, Designmaster Furniture, Hancock Moore, Sherrill Furniture, Studio Q, Wesley Hall, Sutter Street, Lee Inds., Southern Furniture Co., Vanguard Furniture, McCreary Modern, Old Hickory Tannery, Geiger International, Lexington Home Brands, Craftmaster Furniture, Salmagundi, Fairfield Chair Co., and particular artists Evan Rubins and William Meyer.