When it comes to style, it can be hard to pin down John Widdicomb Furniture. Dating to the Civil War, they’ve simply done it all—and done it to victorious standards.
Founded in 1858, few American furniture makers predate John Widdicomb. While early, traditional styles can still be found on the market, production on them was markedly halted in 1938 to make way for the Modernist style that would ultimately become the brand’s signature. In 1943 T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings was famously hired on—his designs streamlined, a bit indebted to Campaign—and even later, George Nakashima would be contracted to create John Widdicomb pieces. The result was the Origins collection—Fluid, and featuring a harmony of line, they simply captivate.