Fine Upholstered Furniture, Dallas Made, A Family TraditionMay 14, 2012
One of our favorite, go-to, furniture manufacturers just happens to be a local, Dallas based, family owned company. Which makes our relationship that much more enjoyable and practical. Massoud Furniture, established in 1963, is used by interior designers and decorators when value as well as fine furnishings quality is a requirement for their upholstery needs.
When separating fine furnishings from all the other, it is very important with something you “sit” on, to not only look good…it needs to be comfortable and it needs to last. Chuck Massoud says, “When we start designing a frame, we consider how it will look with a variety of fabrics and leathers. How many personalities can it take on? We want versatility – for example, the wing chair is extremely versatile. It can work in any style of décor.”
“We put pitch in our wing chairs – that is, we lean them back a little bit. A classic wing chair has a straight back, which isn’t so comfortable.”
Speaking of wing chairs, check out this incredible leather one in a traditional style.
Or, for something a little more transitional, this one is pretty awesome. The white leather, silver nailheads, and progressive yet sensible fabric is a timeless combination. Perfect for a downtown loft, or a chic Prestonhollow hideaway.
Looking and feeling good/comfortable, as we all know, is best determined by what’s underneath the cover. In fine furniture that’s where the difference lies. Massoud uses kiln dried hardwood for their frames, combined with the best springs and cushioning to make chairs & sofas that you just want to sit in forever. Take a look at this “naked” chair to see how quality is made.
Even with the best frames and construction, there is still one very important, absolutely necessary component….the fabric or leather. Massoud has taken a proactive approach, making sure that timeless patterns and materials are continuously updated so that we, as designers, can confidently offer our clients the best product for their home.
Here are just a few more of our favorite Massoud creations.