I've been in Colorado over the past few days with some friends. I just discovered that one of my friends knows Holly Hunt's son and we got to talking about her and the amazing business she has built over the past few decades. Holly Hunt owns and operates multi-line showrooms in six U.S. cities and her collections are represented in ten additional cities. Holly started out in a small showroom in Chicago's Merchandise Mart and offered top luxury designer collections.
|The present day Holly Hunt Showroom in Chicago|
She has since grown that small business into an empire of stunning showrooms and now produces her own sophisticated lines of furniture, textiles, leathers, rugs, and lighting. In fact, you'll find Holly Hunt products sprinkled throughout all of the major shelter magazines. She is a visionary that has brought together talented artists and designers has truly curated a comprehensive selection of their finest works. As a result, the HH Collection and all of the other lines such as the Beyond Border rug collection, are teaming with innovative, modern designs. The quality is also outstanding and Holly takes pride in the fact that ninety-five percent of their product is made by American craftsmen.
To give you an idea of the general aesthetic of the brand, here is a sampling of items that can be sourced through Holly Hunt:
|Siren Dining Chair|
|Mitik Commode, Moiste Chair|
|Galion Console, Hussard Sconce|
|Aileron Lounge Chair|
|St. Barts Ile de Re Lounge Chair|
|Christian Liaigre Manuscript Cabinet|
|Christian Liaigre Basse Terre Sofa|
|Christian Liaigre Galion Console|
|Christian Liaigre Zanzibar Bed|
Lighting designed by Alison Berger
Gorgeous, tough textiles that can be used indoors and outdoors.
Here is Holly in her Chicago showroom.
Holly Hunt's story is very inspiring and a more detailed account is provided on the HH website. It's definitely worth a read.
While the overall aesthetic is more modern than I usually go for, I love everything shown above...especially the Alison Berger lighting and the Zanzibar bed!