Must traditional and modern styles reside in strictly different zip codes? Cumberland Furniture doesn't think so.
When it comes to their inspiration, Cumberland cites the classics—Coco Chanel' s suits; Arnold Palmer's swing. Indeed, they are a maker enamored with style that is too good to change, and yet then—daringly; unexpectedly—they do. A self-proclaimed transitionalist, Cumberland pieces balance elements of modernity with those of the classics—think of the careful, right angle construction of Frank Lloyd Wright infused with the seductive curvature of Vladimir Kagan. No, it's not quite modern, and not quite traditional either, but a transitive expression of the two.