Currey & Company recently announced the opening of their new showroom in Atlanta, Georgia. The company, founded in 1988 by Robert and Suzy Currey, is now led by their son, Brownlee. The new 10,000+ square foot showroom was scheduled to open in January 2021 but was delayed due to Covid-19. Brownlee shares: “Our industry is about people and products, our new flagship showroom was built with this in mind.”
The new space took 15 months to complete, from architectural drawings to the actual finished showroom. The buildout took much longer than planned due to Covid-19 and the resulting challenge to secure materials which required the company to be flexible in order to accommodate the timeline and the design of the showroom. Visual elements in the space are new to the company’s showroom aesthetic with gleaming white floors and walls as well as high ceilings also in white. This creates a much lighter and brighter experience for customers and offers an open approach to product displays. Walls and counters are movable and will allow for more flexible displays and for design events, both large and small.
The most dramatic element in the newly designed space is an oval structure called the Ellipse made of high-grade plywood and covered in a white canvas that appears to float in the center of the showroom. The Ellipse will provide an intimate gallery space to host exhibitions and events such as a pop-up shops, antiques and one-of-a-kind galleries or new designer collections. The possibilities are endless and must be seen to truly appreciate.
New Additions to the Bunny Williams Collection
Currey & Company will also be adding to their Bunny Williams Collection. First debuted in 2017, the company is adding more lighting to the mix with six new designs. The new additions be featured in the company’s new showroom during summer market, July 13-19.
Bunny shares, “I’m excited for this new, beautiful collection of lighting. A mix of fanciful and elegantly restrained forms suitable for a range of lighting purposes. I’m particularly fond of the chandeliers which easily add glamour to a room.” The new additions consist of three wall sconces, two chandeliers and a pendant – all classically-designed, which is a hallmark of Ms. Williams’ aesthetic. On her collaboration over the years with Currey & Company, she states: “I long to have meetings with the Currey design team! They are not only stimulating—you learn so much about production; they are true southern ladies and gentlemen. The best, not to mention they serve the best drinks, host the best parties, and most of all have the greatest humor and warmth. What a team and I am so fortunate to be a tiny part of the Currey family.”
One of the most distinctive designs of the new additions is the Bailey Chandelier. It is a large chandelier with a two-tone finish: contemporary gold leaf on the interior and French black on the exterior. Ambient light radiates between the ribbons of wrought iron in a warm glow due to the gold interior. The black chandelier has nine lights so illumination is abundant. The subtle brush strokes on the exterior show the touch of the human hand.
The showroom is open year-round, Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Location: AmericasMart, Building 1, Lobby 3, on the main level where an AmericasMart entry pass is not required.
About Currey & Company
Currey & Company is a manufacturer of distinctive home furnishings headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded by Robert and Suzanne Currey in 1988, the company is best known for its vibrant collection of lighting products. Currey products are sold by sales representatives throughout the United States and internationally, with permanent showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, New York and High Point, N.C. A company-owned factory in the Philippines and offices in Hong Kong and New Delhi facilitate production of home furnishings inspired by natural materials, a keen interest in historic influences, fashion, and product integrity. The 30-year legacy of Currey & Company continues with a commitment to people – customers, employees and owners.
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