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There are still many people who do not realize that the incredible mid-century modern styles of 1940s and 1950s Heywood-Wakefield furniture did not disappear forever when the original company went into bankruptcy in 1979. In 1992 the name and trademark were rescued by and reassigned to the South Beach Furniture Company, Inc., a Miami companyContinue Reading
Did you know that our furniture is 100% made in the United States, in Massachusetts and North Carolina? Nothing is imported! There are nearly 100 local jobs connected to these two small factories – plus the business we give to our local suppliers (cartons, hardware, specialized wood shops, etc). In addition, all our lumber comes from environmentally-responsible, well-managed tree farms in New Hampshire and other New England states. Please see our FAQ section for more details.
Our company, founded in 1985, carries on the Heywood-Wakefield Modern tradition with solid wood furniture in the Mid-Century style. With antecedents in Moderne and Art Deco, roots in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s but with a decidedly contemporary look and feel, Heywood-Wakefield furniture works well with many design concepts due to its strong, solid birch wood construction, simple aerodynamic lines and light blond color. Although Heywood-Wakefield’s streamline styles exhibit a strong retro look, it is perfectly suited for today’s design requirements, and never looks dated or “antique”.
Heywood-Wakefield Refinishing Don’ts There are a lot of opinions on refinishing techniques for furniture in general and Heywood-Wakefield furniture in particular. No one has all the answers, certainly not us, but we would like to venture an opinion here as it pertains to Heywood-Wakefield furniture. First, we would like to re-state the advice noted in other partsContinue Reading
Modern Heywood-Wakefield Finish Like so many things in the world today, there are huge differences between what’s available now and what was available 50 or 60 years ago. The finish on Heywood-Wakefield furniture is a good example. There’s no denying the beauty and relative durability of the original Heywood-Wakefield Wheat and Champagne finishes. Many ofContinue Reading