Inside design: Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams
Stark black walls contrasted with a white shag rug and hits of shimmery gold make for a stunning contemporary statement. SAH: What was your most popular colour at the beginning? BW: Beige. We sold a lot of beige. We still sell a lot of beige. SAH: Looking back at the past 26 years, what makes you most proud? MG: Being a positive influence in the community. BW: When you start a business, you don’t think of the ripple effect it will have.
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This directoire Tibetan fur armchair may take after the classic director’s seat, but with its shaggy wool upholstery and polished brass frame, it belongs on the big screen. SAH: Is there a standout piece of furniture from your childhood that influenced you? BW: There are two pieces. My mom had a big sofa upholstered in what felt like steel wool. When you sat on it, you didn’t dare move – it was so itchy and scratchy. But she also had this corduroy chair that was so soft. The two pieces were at such different ends of the spectrum in terms of how they felt. That’s why all our furniture is good to the touch. It’s what people notice first about a piece.
The traditional chesterfield sofa, combined with classic white wainscotting and a shiny coffee table, pays homage to the silver screen. SAH: What are some of your more memorable furniture cameos? MG: Our Andre chair is in the film The Rock with Nicolas Cage. BW: And in As Good as It Gets, the only chair Jack Nicholson has in his apartment is our chair! SAH: Plus, of course, your furniture is all over The Good Wife! MG: Yeah, set decorator Beth Kushnick had used our furniture on a few sets, and people would always ask about the pieces on social media. So we thought, Why not do a collection to make it all more accessible?