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Holly Hunt

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, lighting 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, seating 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 1stDibs, the name Holly Hunt represents a sense of timelessness and sophistication.

Average Sold Price
$5,561
Styles
Materials
Holly Hunt 'Pyrite' Side Table in Patinated Steel by Stefan Gulassa
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Glasgow, GB
Anthracite patinated steel side table designed by Stefan Gulassa for Holly Hunt. Inspired by naturally forming Pyrite crystals, this unique piece looks wonderful at all angles.  
Category

2010s American Modern Holly Hunt

Materials

Steel

HOLLY HUNT Fjord Hanging Small LED Light in Aged Nickel
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt Fjord hanging small LED light in aged nickel Additional Information: Materials: Nickel Frame finish: Aged nickel Diffuser: Acrylic Illumination: Integrated LED, 120, 2700...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt

Materials

Nickel

Pair of Holly Hunt "Emma" Small Wingback Chairs in Hunt Off-White Velvet
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Holly Hunt "Emma" small wingback chairs upholstered in Holly Hunt - Great Plains Dolce VITA off-white velvet, bronze tacks on ebonized legs with castors. Overall nice gently ...
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Holly Hunt

Materials

Velvet

Double Bronze Sconce by Solis Betancourt for Holly Hunt
By HOLLY HUNT, José Solís Betancourt 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Aureole double sconce designed by Solis Betancourt for Holly Hunt. The pieces are trully beautiful well designed and executed, very minimalistic style and yet bold and b...
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Holly Hunt

Materials

Bronze

Holly Hunt Ebonized Walnut Slab Peregrine Dining Table
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Miami, FL
Holly Hunt Ebonized Walnut Slab Peregrine Dining Table Offered for sale is a large Holly Hunt ebonized walnut slab "Peregrine" dining table which is raised on brushed brass hardwa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Holly Hunt

Materials

Brass

HOLLY HUNT H Cocktail Table in Nickel Frame with Stone Top
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
HOLLY HUNT H cocktail table in nickel frame with stone top. An elegant transitional piece featuring an expertly polished base and a Frosty Carrina Caesarstone. A perfect addition to ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt

Materials

Stone, Nickel

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. needs 4 Edison base bulbs
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Revival Holly Hunt

Materials

Giltwood

  • Pair of Italian, Gold Leafed, Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Italian, Gold Leafed, Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Italian, Gold Leafed, Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Italian, Gold Leafed, Wall Sconces
H 21.50 in. W 14.50 in. D 9 in.
Contemporary Slipper Bench Designed by Ralph Rucci for Holly Hunt
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in North Miami, FL
Contemporary Slipper Bench designed by Ralph Rucci for holly Hunt. The base and legs are made of walnut and bronze. The bench is unupholstered in a Holly Hunt acrylic fabric in Eleph...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Holly Hunt

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Walnut

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HOLLY HUNT furniture for sale on 1stDibs

HOLLY HUNT furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of HOLLY HUNT furniture, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 13 vintage editions of these items, while there are 46 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by HOLLY HUNT were created in the Modern style in United States during the 21st Century and Contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Kelly Wearstler, Konstantin Grcic and Stephen Kenn. Prices for HOLLY HUNT furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $600 and tops out at $29,850, while pieces like these can sell for $3,740 on average.

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