Shakers’ Design From the 1700s to Modern Chairs

Shakers’ Design From the 1700s to Modern Chairs

There are two unshakable tenants of Shakers Design—utility and simplicity.  The utility is evidenced in the sturdy, minimalistic construction of Shaker furniture. Simplicity is featured in clean, unadorned lines, reflecting the original creators’ uncomplicated...
The History of Rocking Chairs

The History of Rocking Chairs

Imagine sitting on a slatted wood deck, listening to the rhythmic chorus of wind chimes, autumn leaves falling atop one another, and the soft sway of rocking back and forth in your rocking chair. As you do, we’ll share the history of rocking chairs and how Americans...
Rocking Chair Colors & Design Ideas

Rocking Chair Colors & Design Ideas

When it comes to adding a pop of color to your indoor or outdoor spaces, rocking chairs bring comfort and joy to your living areas. There are many ways to experiment with design and color, either blending in your rocker or making it a focal point. Choose the...
Troutman Chair Company Keeps Front-Porch Tradition Alive

Troutman Chair Company Keeps Front-Porch Tradition Alive

FURNITURE MANUFACTURING, once a leading industry and cultural mainstay in North Carolina, is becoming a lost craft. Since 1990, 60 percent of the state’s furniture-making jobs have left for factories in Asia, drawn to their lower material and labor costs....
Reputation for Relaxation

Reputation for Relaxation

Troutman Chair soothes with their handmade furniture Amid the stacks of chair frames, wooden legs and machinery inside the Troutman Chair Company factory in Statesville, North Carolina, sits a long table surrounded by brightly colored chairs. Large enough to seat 12,...
Troutman Rocking Chairs Greet U.S. Open Visitors

Troutman Rocking Chairs Greet U.S. Open Visitors

The Iredell County furniture maker whose rocking chairs line the atrium of Charlotte Douglas International Airport is showing off its wares this week on a new stage: the U.S. Open. The U.S. Golf Association purchased 600 classic white rocking chairs – as well as...

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