Designer Spotlight: Heywood-Wakefield
The Heywood-Wakefield Furniture Company
Furnish Green carries a fluctuating yet constant supply of furniture pieces by the Heywood-Wakefield furniture company. We value the craftsmanship and quality of their pieces, so if you don’t happen to know the history behind or connotation associated with the Heywood-Wakefield name, we would like to give you a bit of background so you can share in our appreciation of these guys.
Heywood Brothers was established in 1826, while Wakefield Company came about in 1855. Both firms produced wicker and rattan furniture, and as these products became increasingly popular towards the end of the century, they became serious rivals. In 1897 the companies merged as Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Company, but this name was changed to Heywood-Wakefield Company in 1921.
During the 1930s and 40s, Heywood-Wakefield began producing furniture using sleek designs based on French Art Deco. However, all of the pieces maintained a decidedly contemporary look and feel. Vintage Heywood-Wakefield furniture works well with many design concepts due to its strong, solid birch wood construction, simple lines and light blond color.
The Heywood-Wakefield Company continues to make furniture out of Massachusetts and North Carolina. They have maintained a similar aesthetic in their furniture while becoming a bit more modern. Their vintage pieces are sought after for their Mid Century Modern style and structure. Because of the style and quality of the pieces Furnish Green tries to bring in as much Heywood-Wakefield as possible. We hope you like it as much as we do!
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