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Sofa Love, Part 2: Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams

January 26, 2010

Oh my!  I just discovered the fabulous array of sofas made by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams.  How did I not realize how awesome they were ’til now?

In my search for the perfect mid-century inspired sofa for my living room, I almost settled on one from Crate and Barrel.  But I didn’t love the company, and I was torn between the retro style of the Petrie sofa:and the clean, sleek lines of the Camden model:

I’m glad I didn’t spring for either of them yet.

Because, I now know that my one true sofa love is out there:  the Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams Dexter Sofa.   It’s the perfect blend of clean, sleek lines with funky mid-century style.This beauty doesn’t come cheap. It costs more than I’ve ever spent furnishing an entire room, let alone buying one piece of furniture.

But it’s an investment, right?  And when you invest in a good piece of furniture for your grown-up life, that piece should be one that you love.  One that comes from a highly reputable company.  Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams‘ company sure fits the bill:

  • Environmental stewardship. These guys are serious about taking care of the environment, and minimizing their company’s impact on it.
  • Quality products. It’s a well-known fact that they make good stuff.  ‘Nuff said.
  • Made in the USA. No thanks, China, I don’t need your crappy and often poisonous products.
  • Social responsibility. The company runs a non-profit daycare for employees at their North Carolina headquarters.  They also have an educational scholarship program.

What else can you ask for in a furniture company?

Do you have any furniture companies that you think are equally as awesome?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2010 11:31 AM

    Hahahaha Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams rocks! Pricey, but AMAZING design!

  2. January 27, 2010 11:41 AM

    Thank you so much for that beautifully written post. We work hard to communicate what we feel is so important in this world (in addition to the comfort and style of sofas!), and it’s wonderful to read that someone truly gets us. Good furniture is an investment, of course…tho the MG+BW winter clearance sale through January 31 is a good time to save (see http://www.mgbwhome.com). We also have a new book out, The Comfortable Home: How to Invest in Your Nest and Live Well for Less, that you might enjoy. Let me know if you’d like a copy to review. Thanks again–Mindy Drucker, director of communications (and Mitchell’s sister in law :-) )

  3. January 27, 2010 4:27 PM

    I think you already know that I’m a Mitchell Gold fan. They loyalty they show to their family members (canine and human) makes me extremely loyal to them.

    The only other company that has impressed me is Baker. Their furniture is completely out of my reach, but the staff at the Georgetown store is happy to chat with design nerds with modest budgets like us. About two years ago, I went in the store for the first time and told a woman who works there that I loved Thomas Pheasant, Barbara Barry, etc. She took me down into the basement where they put all the floor samples after they are done with them. You can buy them and they are happy to make a deal. I was so impressed that they didn’t brush me off after finding out I wasn’t able to afford anything in their store.

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