Friday, May 20, 2011



"Texan sisters and design experts, Susan and Katharine Hable, founded the NYC-based textiles company Hable Construction in 1999 - named after their great grandfather’s twentieth century road construction business. Paving roads of a different sort, the new generation of the family business merged their skills and talents with an updated sensibility, aiming to create artfully distinctive and utilitarian products for everyday living. "



If you are not familiar with HABLE, they create amazing textiles with bright vivid colors and patterns.

Here are a few photos of the items we love by HABLE!



  Well, now they have created sophisticated subtle patterns for one of our FAVORITE LINES
"The sisters quickly became known for their retro sensibility and vibrant color schemes. They began by selling a line of playful accessories, including throw pillows, wall hangings, and storage bins. So it may have seemed like a leap—albeit an inspired one—when they approached Hickory Chair, a traditional furniture company in North Carolina, about a potential collaboration. “It was exciting, because we were looking for a way to incorporate a more contemporary voice,” says Hickory creative director Ron Fiore. The two teams set out to develop Hickory’s first fabric collection. “We were excited to be doing something completely new,” says Susan. "

The sisters adapted their patterns to Hickory’s existing palette of champagne, gray, teal, and other understated hues. The result is a union of surprising motifs and classic silhouettes. Because the Hables’ designs are entirely hand painted—not digitally manipulated to create a clean repeat—they initially posed a challenge in the translation to upholstery. “Our lines aren’t straight, and there’s no perfect match-up,” Susan explains. “But the loosened-up look and the imperfections make it more artful. I like that you can still see my hand.”

“Hickory is like the navy-blue blazer of the furniture world,” says Fiore. “You can accessorize it with anything and it will work. That’s what the Hables have done for us. The pieces are fun and cool, and they’re like nothing you see anywhere else.”

Here are some photos from their new collaboration:

Walnut Endpapers, a fabric designed by the Hables for Hickory Chair.

From top: Horizon Mustaches, Graphite Facets, and Mojave Lollipop.

Balfour chair covered in Hematite Geranium.

Tuscany chair upholstered in Pepper Pom Pom.

Way to go girls!

xoxo, Brooke and Meg

Have an amazing weekend!

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