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Holly Hunt Furniture

Holly Hunt (USA, b. 1945)

The success of Holly Hunt—both the designer and her eponymous empire of textile and furnishings showrooms—is based on instinct. The Chicago-based Hunt trusts her own tastes, reflected in her signature lines of elegant, low-key furniture and fabrics. She also trusts her judgment about the wants of the buying public, and this savvy sensibility has allowed her to cultivate and market the work of a range of contemporary talents, from minimalists like Christian Liaigre to eccentrics like Christian Astuguevieille. Hunt is a design world impresario — a prominent arbiter for stylish modern interiors and known foremost for fabrics, furniture designs and light fixtures. Modern sophistication, attention to detail, and a desire to cultivate talented contemporary designers are at the crux of the company’s success.


     Born in central Texas to schoolteacher parents, Hunt was a creative girl who made her own clothes and bickered with her mother about decor. After graduating from Texas Tech, Hunt worked as department-store buyer and costume jewelry designer before marrying and helping her husband build a multimillion dollar transport company. Her hobby was decorating their homes. After the two divorced, Hunt purchased a showroom in the Chicago Merchandise Mart in 1983. Within 10 years, she was winning applause for her understated designs, her lavish showroom parties and her eye for rising design stars. Liaigre was her first discovery. Correctly surmising that his pared down furniture in dark wood would play well in the United States in the aftermath of the go-go ’80s, Hunt began marketing the French designer’s work in 1994.


     Over the subsequent years Hunt has added a half-dozen showrooms and, following her own style barometer, has taken on other fresh talents, including glassmaker Alison Berger, French designer Christophe Pillet and couturier Ralph Rucci, making a foray into home design.


     One constant over that time have been the aesthetics of Hunt’s own designs. Her fabrics — the first choice of many dealers when re-upholstering vintage seating — are understated, mixing muted colors and updates of classic patterns. Her furniture is simple and refined. As you will see on these pages, the name Holly Hunt represents a sense of timelessness and sophistication.

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Holly Hunt for Formations Small Cubic Lantern
By Holly Hunt
Located in Atlanta, GA
Illuminate your ensemble while also catching the eye with this lovely lantern pendant. Crafted from metal, its clean-lined shade is finished in a metallic tone for versatility.
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21st Century and Contemporary Holly Hunt Furniture

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Metal

Holly Hunt X-Base Folding Iron and Leather Bench
By Holly Hunt
Located in New York, NY
A Holly Hunt folding bench / stool in dark steel finish its Cognac grain leather seat, USA, circa 2010.
Category

2010s American Minimalist Holly Hunt Furniture

Materials

Metal, Steel

Holly Hunt Modern Concave Walnut and Rosewood Dresser or Credenza, Restored
By Holly Hunt
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning modern "Crescent" concave triple dresser or credenza By Holly Hunt USA, 2000s Dark walnut, with bleached rosewood drawer fronts. Measures: 84"W x 22"D x 30.88"...
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Early 2000s American Modern Holly Hunt Furniture

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Rosewood, Walnut

Set of Four Holly Hunt Designed by Christophe Pillet 'Aileron' Armchairs
By Christophe Pillet, Holly Hunt
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Set of 4 armchairs by Holly Hunt and designed by Christophe Pillet. Style: Aileron. Black matte finish with upholstery in very good condition. Labeled on bottom.
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21st Century and Contemporary Holly Hunt Furniture

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Metal

Holy Hunt Transitional Carved Solid Oak Cocktail Table
By Holly Hunt
Located in New York, NY
A rectangular carved solid oak cocktail table by Holly Hunt beautiful. Model #17686. Features elaborate carved apron with swags, fluted and rosette carved decoration on square tapere...
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2010s Unknown Holly Hunt Furniture

Materials

Wood, Oak

Holly Hunt Borneo Credenza/Sideboard in Oak
By Holly Hunt
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful credenza or sideboard by Holly Hunt. The Borneo credenza exhibits the finest quality in craftsmanship. Light gold finish. Two enter drawers and one adjustable shelf on each...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Holly Hunt Furniture

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Metal

Holly Hunt New Classics Beau Modern C-Leg Extendable Dining Table
By Holly Hunt
Located in Geneva, IL
Holly Hunt, renowned for her timeless designs and unflinching commitment to quality, has showrooms coast to coast, and her own line of home furnishings known for its groundbreaking s...
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2010s American Holly Hunt Furniture

Materials

Pearwood

Holly Hunt African Mahogany Upholstered Storage Stool
By Holly Hunt
Located in Darien, CT
Contemporary modern upholstered top side table or bench with black ash and African Kyaya mahogany veneers. Upholstery is horse hair woven by John Boyd Textiles.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt Furniture

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Mahogany

Danny Alessandro Fire Screen with Chrome Hinges 1980s
By Danny Alessandro, Holly Hunt
Located in New York, NY
Fire screen model #1982-C in glass with chrome hinges and feet by Danny Allessandro and sold through Holly Hunt, American, 1980s.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Holly Hunt Furniture

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Chrome

Holly Hunt Pedestal Dining Table
By Holly Hunt
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Holly Hunt 60" pedestal dining table.
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Mid-20th Century Holly Hunt Furniture

Materials

Wood

Holly Hunt Four Light Chandelier Diameter of Base Overall
By Holly Hunt
Located in Buchanan, MI
A Holly Hunt four-light chandelier. Measures: Diameter of base 19 inches overall.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Holly Hunt Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Holly Hunt Design Faux Shark Skin Sofa
By Holly Hunt
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Holly Hunt design faux shark skin sofa, mahogany frame with removable tall side panels attached with brass hinges at the back., raised on four block feet across front and back, uphol...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Holly Hunt Furniture

Pair of Italian, Gold Leafed, Wall Sconces
By Holly Hunt
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pair of giltwood wall sconces are hand-carved and were recently acquired from a Palm Beach estate.  
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Revival Holly Hunt Furniture

Materials

Giltwood

Pair of Holly Hunt Slipper Chairs in Amazing New Upholstery
By Holly Hunt
Located in Norwalk, CT
Holly Hunt wood frame slipper chairs with new very high end upholstery. Zebra style striping.
Category

1990s American Modern Holly Hunt Furniture

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Upholstery

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