Some of the world’s finest furniture is made in North Carolina, and it shows in High Point
Republished by permission from Interiors Magazine
Within the ancient hills and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina lies a pocket of sweet serendipity in which a unique mélange of ideal materials, excellent geographic locations and, above all, generations of highly skilled craftspeople create exquisite high-end furniture. In the way that soil, climate, heritage and skill perfectly blend to produce outstanding wines in the Sonoma Valley of California, this area of North Carolina boasts the finest of home furnishings manufacturers, nurtured by nature’s gifts of timber, cotton and rivers, blessed by the arrival of railroads in the 1800s, enhanced by the latest technology and located in comfortable proximity to the very heart of the furniture industry in nearby High Point, N.C.
The dominance of the furniture industry in this area was no accident. Native stands of walnut, oak, cherry, pine, poplar and more made it a natural draw for lumber men since before the Civil War. Over generations, a fraternity of family owned companies have become famous for fine furnishings highly favored by designers for their tailoring, woodworking, blacksmithing and finishes that can require more than a dozen individual steps to achieve.