A one-time furniture empire that has since gone the way of the Romans, Kroehler Mfg. Co. did—lucky for us— leave behind a most spectacular collection of artifacts.
In the 1940s, Kroehler Mfg. Co. had the lofty distinction of being the second biggest furniture company in America, beating out even notable contemporaries like Drexel Heritage. With headquarters situated in Naperville, Illinois, the company was founded in 1902 and shuttered in 1981. In accordance with the years they operated, Kroehler Mfg. Co. pieces are simply formed, embracing of both Art Deco and Modernist style principles. Yet despite period-specific details like tufting and channel backs, they remain miraculously timeless-feeling.