Kenian to debut Williamsburg collection at High Point
October 5, 2017,
The Teahouse at Bassett Hall, Williamsburg, Va.
“The collaboration is an outgrowth of the need to replace rattan furniture in the Teahouse, a garden pavilion on the grounds of Bassett Hall, the Williamsburg home of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller,” said Kris Fischer, director of licensing for Colonial Williamsburg.
Trend meets tradition in the new offering, which features fretwork-inspired accent chairs, popular in the 18th as well as the 20th century, when the Rockefellers traveled regularly to Williamsburg to check on the progress of the Restoration, a true passion of theirs. A small accent table, a club chair and an ottoman, all with a decidedly 20th-century vibe, complete the initial offering, which will expand with more 18th-century-inspired designs at future markets.
“I was intrigued by the retro look of the pieces which in design, color and scale are on trend for today,” said Clell Smith, president of Kenian. “Small in scale, in keeping with the smaller footprint of the Teahouse, the collection is particularly well suited to a wide variety of design applications.”
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