industry insider | Jul 12, 2018 |
Alexa Hampton names new furniture partner

Alexa Hampton is set to debut what her partner brand Theodore Alexander calls a “comprehensive furniture collection” at High Point Market next spring. The renowned designer had parted ways with longtime furniture collaborator and manufacturer Hickory Chair back in March of this year. The SKU count isn’t yet complete but the collection will span all casegoods categories, upholstery and accessories.

Alexa Hampton; courtesy Theodore Alexander
Alexa Hampton

“Working with Theodore Alexander is an exciting new step for me to grow and evolve my design business,” says Hampton. “It is also a unique opportunity to feed my endless drive to design and make beautiful furniture. Having their artist’s toolbox at my disposal, with all the specialized resources that Theodore Alexander famously has at its fingertips, makes me giddy for the results of our collaboration.”

Hampton’s relationship with Hickory Chair, which had begun in 1988 with her father, the late designer Mark Hampton, and continued starting in 2005 with Alexa, ended with this year’s Spring High Point Market. At the time, she said in a statement, “Ours has been a meaningful and rewarding relationship over the years; one that I, and my father, have valued deeply. While we end this particular professional era with nothing but goodwill and excitement for our future successes, I will always remain a steadfast, lifelong customer of Hickory Chair, whose furniture has thrilled me almost as much as all of the great friends I have made at the company over the years.”

“We are very excited to be working with the talented Alexa Hampton and welcome her to her new home at Theodore Alexander,” says Neill Robinson, president, Theodore Alexander USA. “Alexa’s love and passion for design is contagious,” adds Gregory Heller, chief creative officer at the brand. “Her design sensibility and timeless style is exactly what consumers are desiring. We look forward to our collaboration with such an amazing talent.”

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