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“With a maximalist aesthetic and love of color, Sasha Bikoff is one of the most exciting interior designers working today. It’s no surprise, then, that her latest collection, released through furniture brand Abner Henry, is inspired by the Memphis Milano movement.”

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“Abner Henry’s latest collaboration with renowned interior designer, Sasha Bikoff, brings forth a collection unlike any other. Dive into a world where every piece tells a story, where design history meets contemporary craftsmanship, and where functionality intertwines with artistic expression. “

“What else would you expect from Sasha Bikoff’s first furniture collection if not bold exuberance? The punchy 10-piece collection for Abner Henry features shapes and colors that might be daring to some, but are de rigueur for the New York designer…”

“It’s easy to get lost in High Point Market’s abundant offerings, but a good map can help you find your way. We’ve highlighted every showroom featured in BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market…”

“Anyone looking for ways to remain relevant with younger consumers should take a page from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s playbook.”

“Join designer Sasha Bikoff and the Abner Henry team for a champagne toast, and be among the first to preview the unexpected blend of Amish tradition with New York City chic in the brand’s latest collaboration. “

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“Launching at their High Point brick-and-mortar showroom, Abner Henry is pleased to present their latest collections and a teaser of what’s to come for 2024!”

“When the Metropolitan Museum of Art reached out to Ernest Hershberger with an opportunity to collaborate, the Amish furniture maker was stunned…”
“Furniture can be considered fine art as much as a painted canvas stretched across a wooden frame or a rough charcoal sketch on vellum…”
“Abner Henry’s newest furniture collectio is a group of seven pieces inspired by paintings in the Metropolitan Museum…”
“The architecture of New York’s Empire State Building was the inspiration from the Ferro Cabinet from Abner Henry…”
“Artisans have long drawn from the annals of history for inspiration. Whether its culled from a famous painting, ancient artifact, or an icon…”
“Made in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, Abner Henry produces quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Their new Fall/Winter collection…”
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“The Met took over this High Point Market, unveiling debut collections with Eicholtz and Scalamandre, along with expanding its collaborations with key home…”

“The Met’s strategy is worth paying attention to because of the number and scope of the partnerships being rolled out, with a particular focus on ‘premium positioning’ and reaching younger audiences worldwide.”

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“It is the perfect blend of art and design, engineering and technique, old and new, tradition and innovation.”

“Calling all treasure hunters! Navigating High Point has never been easier. We’ve highlighted every showroom featured in BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market—plus other key buildings and notable debuts…”

“Insanely cool Amish furniture brand Abner Henry unveiled its collaboration with The Met. The series comprises seven limited-edition solid wood furniture designs inspired be some of…”

“Bucolic Fredericksburg, Ohio, and New Yor’s storied Upper East Side have little in common, yet the two disparate locations beautifully collide in Abner Henry’s seven-piece range for the…”

“It’s a story of form meets function, one that bridges the divide between Amish country in Ohio and the bright lights of New York City. It’s also a tale of two businesses, one a revered cultural…”

“A fiery hot assortment of new collections has arrived just in time for high summer. From painterly wallpapers to space-age sofas, here are 10 standouts from the latest round of releases.”

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“Collectors and avid museumgoers now have a chance to celebrate their favorite artists in a new, unexpected way: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has teamed up with furniture manufacturer Abner Henry…”

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“Abner Henry’s seven limited-edition designs for the Met were inspired by some of the museum’s most recognizable artworks, including The Dance Class by Edgar Degas”

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“I had to call a friend and ask, ‘Who’s the Met?’ Amish Furniture maker Ernest Hershberger recalls, describing his reaction when the New York museum approached him to collaborate on a series inspired by its permanent collection.”

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“The new limited-edition Abner Henry x The Met furniture collection combines traditional techniques with designs inspired by the art of The Met, including works by Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt and Georges Seurat…”
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“Now, the disparate worlds of an Amish community, an iconic art museum, and collectible design converge with the Abner Henry x The Met collection, all made by Amish craftspeople…”
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“Abner Henry’s newest furniture collection is a group of seven pieces inspired by paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. The luxury furniture brand harnessed a breathtaking variety of techniques…”

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“Abner Henry’s newest furniture collection is a group of seven pieces inspired by paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. The luxury furniture brand harnessed a breathtaking variety of techniques…”

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“Ernest Hershberger has never felt spiritually connected to a piece of furniture. A devout member of the Amish church and chief executive officer of high-end furnishings maker Abner Henry, Hershberger saw the pieces he designed and handcrafted as merely the end product of his hard work.”

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“It’s a story of form meets function, one that bridges the divide between Amish country in Ohio and the bright lights of New York City. It’s also a tale of two businesses, one a revered cultural institution and the other, a 100-plus-year-old furniture manufacturer in a small town with a rich craft heritage.”

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“A collaboration rooted in a shared appreciation of traditional craftsmanship, Abner Henry has released a furniture collection that combines old-world techniques with designs inspired by the magic and art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

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“Blending old and new, tradition and innovation, and art and design, contemporary Amish furniture brand Abner Henry’s AH x The Met collection is one to note.”

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“The Abner Henry x The Met furniture collection combines old-world techniques with designs inspired by the magic and art of The Met. This collaboration exemplifies the very spirit of the Abner Henry brand: being rooted in the past, while pioneering the future.”

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“Don’t let his traditional upbringing fool you—LaVern Hershberger has an eye for modern design. Though he’s been crafting heirloom-quality furnishings for his family’s furniture brands, Homestead Furniture and Abner Henry, since teenhood, his present-day pieces for the latter—a contemporary offshoot of the former—are brimming with contemporary appeal.”

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“LaVern Hershberger is the president of Abner Henry, an American luxury furniture brand specializing in Amish craftsmanship with a modern appeal. He has been in the furniture industry his entire life, starting at age 14 helping out part-time at the family’s on-site manufacturing facility.”

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“President of Abner Henry, Hershberger is committed to taking the luxury furniture brand to new heights through innovative product development strategies, all against a backdrop of longstanding traditions found in the surrounding Amish communities.”

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“The traditional craft of the Ohio countryside is making its way to the big apple! The newly launched The Met x Abner Henry furniture collection by the over century-old furniture company features seven unique pieces drawing from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s extensive collection of 17th- through 19th-century paintings.”
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“President of Abner Henry, Hershberger is committed to taking the luxury furniture brand to new heights through innovative product development strategies, all against a backdrop of longstanding traditions found in the surrounding Amish communities.”

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“Abner Henry’s Lyndon Console is an upscale-casual design featured in a brand-new color. The soft beige contrasts beautifully with the dark gray hand painted detail on the stunning door fronts.”

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“On Tuesday, April 4, art, furniture and faith came together in a most unusual way at Behalt in Berlin, and the result was a stunning glimpse into the future of furniture coupled with a rich, honest faith-based connection to the past.”

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“The Met Abner Henry Collection Pirouette Console Table is a favorite of Ernie Hershberger, who said the faith concept behind the piece was capturing the daily ebbs and flows of routine life and how people should embrace life and try their best in everything they do.”

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“The newly created “The Met Collection” by Abner Henry had traveled to many places in introducing the series to collectors worldwide.”