We have a fondness for seriously comfortable armchairs at Bruce Andrews Design because they are the most hospitable of chairs, the ability to truly relax into them a hallmark of ours.

Seriously Comfortable Armchairs

When I chose the embroidered silk upholstery fabric by Kravet and the Samuel & Sons pompom passementerie for our floral version of the Highland chair in our Collection Skye, I had yet to walk through the Manus x Machina exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see that an entire section of the haute couture on view was dedicated to the fabrication of artificial flowers. Fashion designers say it with flowers, I thought as I moved from The House of Boué Soeurs to Prada and Yves St Laurent to Hussein Chalayan!

According to curators, one of the main points of the exhibition was how the gap between haute couture and ready-to-wear is narrowing. The parallels in the furniture industry have not served us so well given the disappearance of the handcrafted trade here in America, and I do wonder if there will be a similar disruption for the fashion industry if haute couture doesn’t stay, well, haute. We’re doing everything we can at Bruce Andrews Design to make sure that we keep the handcrafted alive and well!