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Holly Hunt Seating

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.

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Creator: HOLLY HUNT
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 Seating

Materials

Velvet

Triumph Chairs by Christopher Pillet for Holly Hunt
By HOLLY HUNT, Christophe Pillet
Located in Chicago, IL
Triumph chairs by Christopher Pillet for Holly Hunt. High back barrel chairs in mohair with walnut bases.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

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 Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Walnut

Holly Hunt Dining Chairs Chrome and Leather
By Christophe Pillet, Milo Baughman, Cy Mann, HOLLY HUNT
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Gorgeous set of 6 Holly Hunt Aileron dining arm chairs with orange leather seats on chromed frame by French designer Christophe Pillet -1990's.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Chrome

Custom Holly Hunt Jockey Club Chair in Black Lucca Onyx Leather
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in North Miami, FL
Custom Holly Hunt Jockey Club chair in Black Lucca Onyx leather. The brand is very unique and offers a curated experience featuring their designs as well as represented collections f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Onyx

Christophe Pillet for Holly Hunt Elegant Modern Mohair Barrel Back Lounge Chairs
By HOLLY HUNT, Christophe Pillet
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding pair of monumental modern barrel back "Triumph" lounge chairs or club chairs By Christophe Pillet for Holly Hunt USA, Circa late 20th century Rich chocolate b...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

HOLLY HUNT Percheron Chair with Walnut Legs and Brown Upholstery
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt Percheron chair with walnut legs and brown upholstery Additional Information: Materials: Walnut, upholstery with nail head Frame finish: Walnut espresso COL: Sevilla / Co...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Walnut

Holly Hunt Curved Modular Sectional, 1990
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt curved modular 6 piece sectional, 1990. Original.
Category

1990s Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Upholstery

Holly Hunt 'XY' Cast Dark Bronze Bench with Faux Shagreen Fabric
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Southampton, NY
Holly Hunt 'XY' cast dark bronze bench with faux shagreen fabric, top stitched. Monument Dark Cast Bronze Base in XY design. Excellent quality. Good overall condition. Light wear to...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Bronze

Christian Liaigre "Augustin" Sofa by Holly Hunt
By Christian Liaigre, HOLLY HUNT
Located in Highland, IN
Large, lush, and lovely, this stunning sofa by Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt is deep, comfortable, and stylish. Upholstered in a vivid red-orange felted wool fabric, possibly Davi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Wool

HOLLY HUNT Garbo Daybed in Patina Finish
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
HOLLY HUNT Garbo daybed in patina finish. The slender Garbo Daybed exudes modern appeal with its clean silhouette and sharply elegant lines. The bench seat has a topstitched seam det...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Custom Holly Hunt Archipelago Ottoman in Taupe Color
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in North Miami, FL
Custom Holly Hunt Archipelago ottoman in taupe color. It is designed with linear stitching pattern and walnut base. The brand is very unique and offers a curated experience featuring...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Sofa Designed by Holly Hunt
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in North Miami, FL
Contemporary sofa designed by Holly Hunt. Its clean-lined silhouette and modern design make it very stylish. It has been upholstered in a Holly Hunt gray mohair fabric and high-durab...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Bronze

HOLLY HUNT Mivalo Stool in Carmin Red Cotton Cord by Christian Astuguevieille
By HOLLY HUNT, Christian Astuguevieille
Located in Chicago, IL
HOLLY HUNT Mivalo stool in Carmin red cotton cord by Christian Astuguevieille Additional Information: Materials: Carmin red painted cotton cord Dimensions: 15.75 W x 11.75 D x 1...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Cotton

Holly Hunt Dragonfly Bench in Polished Stainless Steel and Limestone Upholstery
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt Dragonfly bench in polished stainless steel and limestone upholstery. A graceful polished stainless base supports a perfectly upholstered HOLLY HUNT Leather seat with prec...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

HOLLY HUNT Dragonfly Bench in Stainless Steel with Chilled Grey Upholstered Seat
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
HOLLY HUNT Dragonfly bench in stainless steel with chilled grey upholstered seat. A graceful polished stainless base supports a perfectly upholstered HOLLY HUNT hair-on-hide seat, at...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

HOLLY HUNT Keel Counter Stool in Pearl Powder Coated Metal Leg & Woven Fiber
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt Keel counter stool in pearl powder coated metal legs & woven fiber Additional Information: Material: Metal, woven fiber Frame: Metal Frame finish: Pearl powder coat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Metal

HOLLY HUNT Vrille Ottoman in Leather with Rolling Casters
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
HOLLY HUNT Vrille ottoman in leather with rolling casters. A wonderful geometric ottoman highlighting precise stitching details that will add interest, or additional seating, to any ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Leather

Holly Hunt Dragonfly Bench in Polished Stainless Steel and Tahiti Upholstery
By HOLLY HUNT
Located in Chicago, IL
Holly Hunt Dragonfly bench in polished stainless steel and tahiti upholstery. A graceful polished stainless base supports a perfectly upholstered HOLLY HUNT Leather seat with precise...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Holly Hunt Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

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Floating Back Sofa by Vladimir Kagan w/ COA
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By HOLLY HUNT, Christian Liaigre
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HOLLY HUNT seating for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Seats are available for sale on HOLLY HUNT. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of HOLLY HUNT seating, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock we have 4 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 40 modern editions to choose from. Many of the original seating by HOLLY HUNT were created in the Modern style in United States during the 21st Century and Contemporary. Many customers also consider seating by Kelly Wearstler, The Tailored Home and Jhon Ortiz if you want additional options. The prices for HOLLY HUNT seating can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $600 and tops out at $16,710, while pieces like these can sell for $4,400 on average.

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