Holly Hunt Just Opened a Showroom at the Boston Design Center
The luxury home-furnishings brand is carving out its own space in the city for the first time.
When it opened in the Design Center in 1991, furnishings showroom Webster & Company put Holly Hunt on the map in Boston and continued to carry the brand’s products for nearly 30 years. When the beloved retailer closed its doors in February, though, Holly Hunt needed to find a new home for its collections. Enter the new Holly Hunt showroom at Boston Design Center, featuring indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, rugs, textiles, and leathers. The space, which opened earlier this month, will remain in its location until early 2020, when the company will debut a permanent flagship showroom within the building. “With David Webster’s retirement and the showroom closing, we had an opportunity to build out our own footprint in the location that already attracts our core design trade audience,” says John Trifone, general manager of the showroom. “Having our own space will also allow us to better serve our growing New England client base.”
Like Holly Hunt’s 13 other showrooms across the country and in London, the brand’s Boston Design Center outpost features its own furnishings as well as lines from Rose Tarlow, Jim Thompson, Dedar, Donghia, and more. At the same time, Trifone says that the company aims “to cater each showroom to the local client base to reflect the local voice and culture and address the needs of the local design community.” In Boston that means a brightly lit, modern space with a spotlight on contemporary pieces such as Holly Hunt’s sleekly curved “Edie” sofa and classics-with-a-twist like the brand’s tufted Chesterfield-style “Sheffield” sofa. The shop also showcases its signature “Great Plains” textile collection, first released in 1992, which offers silk, mohair, and royal-alpaca textiles in bold hues and eye-catching textures. Currently under construction, the permanent space will feature the same items, as well as a vaster range of offerings that Trifone says will even “more fully deliver the Holly Hunt experience” to the Boston design community.
Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, Ste. 401, 617-431-1100, hollyhunt.com.