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Custom Furniture: Designer Series

To celebrate our new furniture program, we’ve partnered with 30 designers to prove just how easy designing custom furniture is at Robert Allen. Choosing from a wide array of fabrics, finishes and embellishments, each designer was tasked with customizing a specific chair or sofa to their liking. The end result is 30 unique pieces designed with superior craftsmanship, easy customization and a simple ordering process.

To learn more about our robust furniture program or to view select pieces below, we invite you to visit a showroom near you. Each item will also be available through a nationwide online auction beginning November 2 with all proceeds benefiting Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to designing inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.

Atlanta     Boston     Chicago     Dallas     Houston     Los Angeles     New York    Troy    Washington DC    Woodbury

Atlanta -The Clare Sofa

Bill Bill

Bill Musso

"In designing my version of the Robert Allen sofa, I chose to embrace a classic Hollywood inspired color palette…grey, silver with touches of indigo. The sumptuous use of mohair, velvet and wool reinforce the luxe aspects. I envision a modern day Carole Lombard or Cary Grant casually draped over one arm."

Read More         mussodesigngroup.com
Gordon-Dunning Gordon-Dunning

Gordon Dunning

"Drawing from our personal design style, we utilized classic design elements and injected them with color. We chose luxurious mohair in a rich color choice and complimented it with surprising, colorful details like bold teal alpaca and dainty baubles."

Read More         gordondunning.com
kerry howard kerry howard

KMH Interiors

"I have always used neutral colors in my design palette, and when I saw this Robert Allen fabric I viewed it as an earthy neutral, an irrefutable cool and calm tone that will anchor every palette with a really strong ocean-like look and fall ready!"

Read More         kmhinteriors.net

Boston -The Karlie Chair

Peter Zucco Peter Zucco

Peter Zucco for Design Complements Inc.

"I wanted to modernize this transitional chair, I am drawn to cleaner lines so I chose a fully upholstered base in order to achieve a more modern look. I chose textured fabrics and bold colors in order to add dimension."

Read More         designcomplementsinc.com
Rachel Reider Interiors Rachel Reider Interiors

Rachel Reider Interiors

"I was instantly inspired by the beautiful jewel tones in this fabric. I selected a contrasting piping and cushion fabric to highlight the elegant lines of this chair creating a piece that is both bold and refined."

Read More         rachelreider.com
Kate McCusker for Theodore & Company Kate McCusker for Theodore & Company

Kate McCusker for Theodore & Company

"My chair design was inspired by an iconic and exceptional couture handbag. I upholstered the Karlie chair in Beacon Hill’s luxurious black and white stripe boucle fabric and accented it with rich black leather piping and crisp white leather trim to ensure that it’s design would be a timeless and chic classic that could be found in any sophisticated setting."

Read More         theodoreandcompany.com

Chicago -The Marino Sofa

 Hunter Kaiser  Hunter Kaiser

Hunter Kaiser

"The collection of warm and cool textures were layered to create an inviting elegance to the piece. The textiles selections were inspired by our recent work in Aspen where luxury lifestyle is at once polished and pulled together as it is simple and comfortable."

Read More         hunterkaiser.com
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Jeannie Balsam

"When asked to design a sofa for the Fall, immediately we were drawn to fabrics that incorporate a context to fashion.
Of course, nothing feels move fitting for this season than, leather, wool flannel, and mohair boucle!"

Read More         www.jeanniebalsam.com
Nicholas-Moriarty Nicholas-Moriarty

Nicholas Moriarty Interiors

"Our selections for the Marino Sofa were driven by our love for masculine, highly textural textiles – the kinds of fabrics you never want to stop petting! Plush Mohair and Hudson Boucle, mixed with the very chic and artistically inspired Provocation accent textile, meld seamlessly together to create a fashion-forward variation of the traditional “tuxedo-style” sofa; together these aesthetics effortlessly represent the progressive design direction at Robert Allen."

Read More         nm-interiors.com

Dallas -The Tate Chair

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Tracy Martin Taylor for Eleven11 Design

"We’ve recently completed some projects with marble and limestone as the focus of each space. In a floor to ceiling application, the natural beauty of the marble is stunning. When I discovered the Medici Marble Ink print I fell in love. It has that gorgeous movement you see in the veins of marble and the waves of the ocean. Organic, chic and glamorous. This piece can be the center of the room."

Read More         www.eleven11design.com
Jan-Showers Jan-Showers

Jan Showers

"I love this simple pattern on this stylish wing chair. It would work in any interior and make such a chic statement!"

Read More         janshowers.com
Sherry-Hayslip Sherry-Hayslip

Sherry Hayslip Interiors

"When designing this Tate Chair, we used a variety of fabrics, tones and design aesthetics to evoke both a luxurious and current piece. The use of faded, yet shimmery, lavender combined with the shades of grey and flannel bring together a feminine and masculine tone."

Read More         hayslipdesign.com

Houston -The Renee Chair

Ben-Johnston Ben-Johnston

Benjamin Johnston For Avondale Design

"The gorgeous jacquard pattern of Beacon Hill’s Silk Ocean inspired Ben Johnston to take the Renee Chair on a nautical trip to the Far East. His layered, fanciful use of wool and silk textiles and trim takes full advantage of Robert Allen’s custom capabilities to create a true signature piece that is powerful enough to anchor an entire room."

Read More         avondaledesignstudio.com
Julie-Dodson Julie-Dodson

Julie Dodson for Dodson Interiors

"When I first saw the Renee chair I was to customize for Robert Allen and dwell With dignity, I was immediately drawn to its masculine, clean lines, and felt a strong desire to soften its appearance and infuse my own design style. Blending the chair's masculine frame with a luxurious blush-colored fabric, I was able to create a classic, timeless look with a touch of glamour that beckons you to sit, relax and stay awhile. Diffusing the line between masculine and feminine, it is a chair that could easily go from bedroom to living room and everywhere in between."

Read More         dodsoninteriors.com
Marjorie-Slovack Marjorie-Slovack

Marjorie Slovack for Slovack-Bass

"The chairs multilayered fabrics and elements are a testament to the power and presence of our color CREAM! The inspiration from the flower petals and multihued woven plus the details of the leather micro welt and even a little “fur” are meant to evoke a sense of whimsy and modern elegance as an invitation to sit & linger."

Read More         slovack-bass.com

Los Angeles -The Amanda Chair

Alicia-Lamar Alicia-Lamar

Alicia Lamar Home

"My vision was "Simple Elegance" I wanted to create a version of Robert Allen's Amanda Chair that captured the essence Hollywood Glamour in the Twenty First century."

Read More         alicialamar.com


"We were inspired by the texture and life of the Ankasa appliqué and wanted to use it to create a grand effect *a statement* so we elected to piece the upholstery to create the chair's outer envelope. The result is romantic and special. Using the Luxe Alpaca on the interior allows the chair's already elegant lines to shine. This piece could go anywhere, either as the star or as a supporting player."

Read More         formlosangeles.com
Melinda-Ritz Melinda-Ritz

Melinda Ritz Interiors

"Organic elements influenced by world travels that provide a background for relaxed elegant lifestyles. I designed my chair to reflect the harmony of nature and design. My unique point of view is to successfully design and create layers that tell the story of the people who live there."

Read More         melindaritz.com

New York -The Lambert Chair

Bennett-Leiffer Bennett-Leiffer

Bennett Leifer Interiors

"The Lambert Chair is elegant in its form, combining the silhouette of a traditional wingback with contemporary elements and clean lines. To honor the transitional nature of the chair I chose to upholster it in a classic grey cashmere blend with a contemporary metallic detail, creating an understated mix of textures."

Read More         bennettleifer.com
 Robert Passal  Robert Passal

Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design

"I associate blue and white rooms with relaxation, holiday getaways and, homes based in tradition. I’ve taken a fresh approach to this color scheme layering this chair with multiple fabrics, playing with scale and in the use of multiple tones of blue and white."

Read More         robertpassal.com
Robin-Baron Robin-Baron

Robin Baron Design

"I spiced up this classic chair by combining a black and white graphic pattern with a deep grey texture and accented it with glass beads and a black patent leather cord. It's the perfect blend of modern glam with a touch of whimsy."

Read More         robinbarondesign.com

Troy -The Naomi Chair

Kathleen-McGovern Kathleen-McGovern

Kathleen McGovern for Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design

"The Sedona Ikat’s rich multi-cultural design woven on natural linen and rayon is reminiscent of ancient textiles. The organic nature of all of the fabrics coupled with the saturated color is a beautiful compliment to the graceful lines of the Naomi Chair."

Oliver-Max Oliver-Max

Ian Hartwell for Oliver Max

"The chair has clean lines and my inspiration was Jean-Michel Frank. Clean , Simple and Luxurious was the goal here. The silk velvet in fire is just peaking out for a little levity and luxury."

Read More         olivermaxinc.wix.com
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Lauren Hood McKay for Schaerer Architects

"Coming from the world of fashion, we execute an intriguing mix of materials. The Cut Kiwi flourishes from flat into flowerets, floating over the iridescent of zinc and platinum."

Read More         schaererarchinteriors.com

Washington DC -The Oliver Chair

Mary-Douglas-Drysdale Mary-Douglas-Drysdale

Mary Douglas Drysdale for Drysdale Design Associates

"When I think of putting together the elements of a design scheme, I am seeking to achieve coherence and impact. I love the Robert Allen animal print inspired pattern, paired with the rich, warm brown of the standard leg stain. This is a great chair; a terrific silhouette paired with great comfort. And looks wonderful in the various fabrics and color schemes selected by each of he designers."

Read More         marydouglasdrysdale.com
Lauren-Liess Lauren-Liess

Lauren Liess Interiors

"I wanted my chair to feel fresh, personal, and nature-inspired so I had it upholstered in Dora Flora, which is a crisp cheerful block print with a leaf motif. I kept it simple by forgoing nailheads and selecting a classic brown-black finish for the legs."

Read More         laurenliess.com
Sroka Sroka

Skip Sroka for Sroka Design

"This was exciting to be given a chair and endow it with great personality, as my work usually has to fit together as a whole and not be a standalone object. The Rue Royale Coral fabric provided an opportunity to showcase a incredible color with the simple light texture of the Pearl Outdoor Boucle which plays into the look of the embroidery on the fabric. This over scale pattern was able to be fitted on this chair in a way that looks very custom and still play up both the pattern of the fabric as well as its relationship to the proportions of the chair."

Read More         srokadesign.com

Woodbury -The Liz Sofa

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Keith Baltimore for Baltimore Design Center

"Always visually exciting, black boldly outlined in white is Keith Baltimore’s interpretation of the chiaroscuro effect, where strong contrast of light and dark emphasize volume, shape, and design."

Read More         baltimoredesigncenter.com
Kim-E-Courtney Kim-E-Courtney

Kim Hendrickson-Radovich for Kim E. Courtney

"Inspired by my last visit to Paris where the black and white story (my all-time favorite palette) was everywhere. The Liz sofa with her sleek modern lines is dramatic and sophisticated; wearing Beacon Hill Inner Weave in black and white with Black wool Sateen contrast welt. She screamed for some Beacon Hill Cheetah Velvet pillows with a reverse surprise of Robert Allen Exquisite Limoncello pillows for a dramatic surprise."

Read More         kimecourtneyinteriors.com
Marlaina-Teich Marlaina-Teich

Marlaina Teich Designs

"The Liz sofa has great lines and great legs. It’s sophisticated – with narrow arms and a modern bench seat cushion – and the loose pillow back cushions invite lounging. Inspired by the Runway, I wanted the sofa to be fashionable, flirty and fun. I clothed the sofa in Robert Allen’s Exquisite in Rare Orchid and added accent pillows in Beacon Hill’s Blossom Frame Chartreuse. By accessorizing the pillows in Jeweled Cord Zest and accentuating the frame with a Leather Cord welt in gold, I further stylized the Liz. Completing my “look” are legs in a painted white finish."

Read More         mtdny.com

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