By Sarah Clarke
Considered one of the most dynamic players in the furniture industry, Four Hands Furniture was a natural choice for House Tipster’s first day of interviews at the Las Vegas Market.
For years, Four Hands Furniture, based in Austin, Texas, has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies. That alone is an accomplishment worth mention, considering the highly competitive furniture market.
But the company also has a reputation for spanning the globe for design inspiration. We could expect Four Hands would go out of its way to dazzle show-goers with its new furniture products.
This trend-setting furniture company never misses the opportunity to be at Las Vegas Market, the most comprehensive marketplace for furniture, décor, and gifts. New designs based on backpacking trips through Southeast Asia and other adventures are what makes the Four Hands brand stand out.
Keeping with the market’s mission to introduce trends, Four Hands will be showing off new styles in upholstery, new material in occasional groups, and new dining sets during the Las Vegas Market.
These featured products are some of the company’s best offerings curated especially for the West Coast, which tends to be a younger, more progressive dynamic, said Jerome Kearns, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“We bring trendier styles out here, a little bit less traditional,” Kearns explained.
He told House Tipster the curious way that the company got its name when founded by Brett Hatton and his wife slightly over 20 years ago.
“It’s called Four Hands because when we first started they were buying products they had to inspect with four hands and then resell,” said Kearns.
He said the company – an international wholesale distributor based in North America - has grown in those 20 years to be a dynamic player in the furniture industry.
“We have a couple hundred thousand square feet of distribution center in Austin, and we have thousands of customers nationwide,” he said.
Look for Four Hands Furniture to showcase new styles at the Las Vegas Market for many years to come. Its furniture design also can be seen in showrooms in High Point, N.C.; Atlanta; Las Vegas; and Austin.