Tomlinson and Bograd’s have a storied relationship in the history of the furniture business. We started doing business together back in the 30’s when Tomlinson made fine chairs that sold for $35.00. Through the years, we have dealt with members of the Tomlinson Family and then with the Lambeths who assumed total control in 1987 with the merger of Tomlinson and Erwin Lambeth, two of the great names in fine furniture.
We have watched the line grow and develop over the years with legendary collections like Sophisticate and Pavane in addition to the upholstered furniture for which they were always justly famous. Throughout this time, Tomlinson has become well known for producing work created by some of the industry’s finest designers. Today, their production represents items designed by Barry Dixon, Larry Laslo, Diane Granda, Rob Jones and more, all well respected names in the furniture design community.
Design, however, is only part of the Tomlinson story. Good design requires fine quality construction. In this regard, Tomlinson is at the head of the pack. Rod Lambeth is someone we consider to be the most knowledgeable about making comfortable, well constructed upholstered furniture in the industry today. In addition to design and quality, Tomlinson offers a high degree of customization.
Tomlinson’s history goes back to 1900. Its factory was the largest in High Point. From the beginning, Tomlinson employees were treated with respect and encouraged to make the finest furniture they could. The Tomlinson family was also known for quotable remarks, so we end our Tomlinson story with three of them.
“Build to a standard, not a price.”
“Focus on what we can do for our customers rather than what we can sell them.”
“Take the best craftsmen, the best material, the best engineering and the best design and create the best furniture for the best customers in the world.”Visit Site