Hidden amoung the name brands and the major department stores and the mail order catalogs are gems that everyone ought to know about, but alas, they remain a private secret known only to a few. Have you found a gem of a manufacturer that you think we should know about?
Oley Valley Reproductions - Situated in the middle of an Amish corn field in Pennsylvania is this small showroom next to a barn. Get there during planting season and the smell of manure will knock you out. But fortunately you can visit them online. I first heard about them when a saw a kitchen table and chairs in a house in Atlanta made by Oley Furniture and purchased sight unseen from their website. It's beautiful, well made and classic 18th century American reproduction furniture. My pick! Dwight Ball
Who do you think should end up as a Furniture Magazine Top 10 Hidden Gem? Contact me and let me know. Tell me the category you're voting on. Why you think you've got a winner. If you're a decorator, designer or store salesperson and want your name and contact information published (free business!) let me know that too.