Friday, September 8, 2017

Our New Details Custom Chest Collection

It's all in the details, and Century's newest collection by the same name, is about exactly that. You get to choose the details that go into making your furniture. We have created this configurable casegoods collection to give you options when creating your furniture.  All built in our factory in North Carolina, Details promises personalization made with Century's uncompromising construction standards and quality, and made quickly. Just for you.



You choose your case size and style (drawers or doors), decide how you want the drawer/door front to look, select from a range of base/leg styles, add your choice of hardware and decide its finish and placement, and then select your stain or paint finish. Designed by you, Made by Century. The possibilities are endless!

Here is an example of one chest and how differently you can style it!
 


 


Learn more about our Details collection by going on our website (in fact, you can virtually build your own piece on our new Details visualizer) or by going to an authorized Century Dealer near you.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Behind the Scenes of our Deauville Outdoor Photo Shoot

This past week, we had our Deauville outdoor furniture collection photo shoot. And no, not even the rain can stop us from taking shots of our furniture. I think mother nature was trying to test our outdoor furniture and see how it can handle the rain.

The photo shoot was at an off-site location in Winston Salem. The house and of course the terrace and backyard were absolutely breathtaking. The concrete walls were covered with ivy, giving us the most picture perfect backdrop.

Once we found the place we liked for the we were going to take the shot, our photographer set up his equipment, his team moved the furniture to the location, and then our Showroom Design Manager, Ben, accessorized the scene by adding anything from planters to pitchers of sweet tea with freshly cut lemons. Once the scene was perfected, our photographer and his team adjusted the lighting to be sure it is a high quality image. This process was repeated with each shot we took all the while dodging rain showers. 

Here are some pictures from the shoot!
 


As you can see, the furniture and accessories get moved around until the shot looks just right!
 
 
We moved the table from the previous shot to the background of this image!
 
Adding the cushions!
Fully accessorized! Our photography team was blocking the light to make the shot.

We had to put trash bags on the lights to protect them from the rain!

 
 
Our team did a wonderful job getting beautiful shots of our Deauville outdoor furniture collection. Rain or shine, Century gets the job done!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Design ADAC with Thomas O'Brien & Veranda Magazine

On Wednesday, April 26th, Thomas O'Brien and a few members of our team left High Point furniture market a day early to travel down to Atlanta for Thomas' keynote presentation for Design ADAC.  Presented by Veranda Magazine, who is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, Design ADAC is an incredible event for interior designers in the Southeast, and we were thrilled to be a part of the festivities. 

Thomas presentation was a visual tour of his ideology on creating a home calling it "that certain feeling: practical and beautiful".  Over 175 guests attended the presentation, which was followed by a book signing and scrumptious lunch in our Century showroom. 

Here are some of our favorite photos from the event!



 





Thank you to all who attended, Veranda Magazine and ADAC for such an amazing event!  A special thanks to our amazing Atlanta team for hosting us all!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Makeover Story- The American Ballet Theatre

The historic American Ballet Theatre in Manhattan recently underwent a beautiful transformation. The prestigious and renowned group has over 75 years of history and includes America's most revered ballet dancers; however, their home space was lacking the beauty and passion the company instills in its dancers.

The space contained old futons, outdated carpets and walls, and lacked the comfort the dancers needed to rest, relax, and mentally prepare themselves before practices and performances. Architectural Digest's Amy Astley took it upon herself to bring the community together in efforts to make this space a place the dancers truly deserve.

"Before"

Designer, Dan Fink, donated his time to design the space for the dancers. Century donated all the furniture to fill the space from our Thomas O'Brien for Century Collection. Sunbrella donated fabrics to ensure the new furniture was safe from spills, Hunter Douglas donated window shades, and Circa Lighting provided lamps and pendants to bring light to the space. Farrow & Ball donated the paint and Crosby Street Studios provided the custom carpeting. LG Signature also gave a TV for the dancers to review their performance videos. All of this along with an anonymous donor who generously contributed to the overall construction for the space.

"After"

Now this great American institution and the talented dancers who call it home have a space worthy of them and their beautiful art.  From floors to ceiling, the room radiates.  It is absolutely breathtaking.  We hope that it serves as a beloved and sacred space, fostering creativity and connection for years to come. No doubt for us, seeing the dancer's faces upon seeing the lounge for the first time was priceless!


Windsor Smith Collection Launch Party

This April at the bi-annual High Point International Furniture Market, we launched our collaboration with Windsor Smith. Over three years in the making, this thoughtful collection included over seventy pieces infused with Windsor's style and discerning approach to modern living.  What better way to celebrate the culmination of all the hard work than to throw a party!

Guests were greeted with Windsor's signature alchemy cocktail and champagne, delectable hors d'oeuvres, and delicious gold colored desserts. It was a night to remember!





























 
Thank you to everyone who attended. It was so special to celebrate this collection with all our friends and family!