Here’s to the misfits.
To the men and women who honor their roots, but refuse to settle.
There’s a certain pride that comes from knowing your history.
Remembering where you came from.
Being part of a legacy.
But that pride leads to complacency.
To boring. To a rut.
There’s power in your history.
Don’t waste it.
Wander off the map.
Be reckless in your pursuit of the undiscovered.
There’s no better way to find out where you’re going than to get lost.
So get lost.
Find a new way home.
Cheers to you,
Abner first settled in Ohio in 1918 in a time when furniture was an investment, with its emphasis placed on pure function. He pioneered the idea that the spirit in which furniture is made, the beauty of the design itself, and the story it behind it are far more important than the simple function it performs. We remain rooted in the past, honoring the strength of this tradition, while our other foot nudges forward, toeing the line of what could be.
Today, the furniture we design is an ode to the legacy left by our forefathers. Men and women who had an uncommon vision, who broke the rules of convention, who were truly before their time. May that spirit live on forever, as we carry their torch to pioneer the future.