Thanksgiving Day 1945 was a day filled with a fervent sense of thankfulness. The war was over, servicemen began to come home and back to their families. As the fog of World War II lifted traditions that had been held so dear could begin again around dining room tables across America. As America was rebuilding in 1945, four Drexel Heritage executives founded Henredon. They dreamed of creating custom, heirloom quality furniture to be enjoyed by families for generations. Henredon embraced the long-standing tradition of fine furniture craftsmanship and built a reputation for timeless elegance.
Freedom from Want, Norman Rockwell
As style and design have evolved over the past 70 years, Henredon continues to be the vanguard of the industry. Some of the industry’s most iconic designers and creative talents have created collections for Henredon from Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Lauren, Laura Ashley to Celerie Kemble, Barbara Barry and Patrick Aubriot. In 2016, we are excited to introduce new licensed furniture collections with some of today’s design leaders.
We live in a very different world than 70 years ago, but the important things stay the same – the tradition of friends and family gathered around the table at Thanksgiving, and our enduring thankfulness. As Henredon embarks on its 71st year in business, we embrace the heritage of our past and look to the future as we continue the tradition of timeless elegance and quality for new generations.