Thursday, May 21, 2009

2009 Hightower Website Update - 50 New Products!

The Hightower website has been completely updated with over fifty new products.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wishbone & Camoflauge from Frostdesign joins Hightower

Hightower Group is proud to be distributing the Wishbone Coat Rack and the Camoflauge wall accessories in North America.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Skandiform North America - The Hightower Group Price List

Skandiform North America - The Hightower Group Price List

Hightower Group is proud to be the exclusive importer/distributor of Skandiform products within North America. Please contact us at 212.725.3509 for more information.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

NEW!! POP Panels from Finland

POP Panels, an exciting new wall and ceiling element from Finland, now available in North American exclusively from Hightower Group. Available in two sizes and four surface options; light birch, warm cherry, rich walnut and cork. Visit the new website.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Saturday, August 27, 2005

HighTower Group Pricelist Goes Online

To increase the ease of doing business with Hightower Group. The entire collection is now available online at Hightower Price List.

We have also provided a special price list sorted by product category.

Product Categories include:

Bar Stools
Stack Chairs
Swivel Chairs
Lounge Chairs
Guest Chairs
Cafe Tables
Meeting Tables
Coffee Tables
Occassional - Side Tables
Day Beds
Leather Hides

The pricing is stated at LIST. Please contact Hightower Group to confirm your trade discount rate.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Swedish Cool - Kallemo Marino Bench

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New!! Hightower Group is now offering the Marino Bench, designed by Olav Eldoy.

Handcrafted in your choice of Elmo Leather, Marino measures seventy-one (71) inches wide, 20 3/4 deep and a seat height of 17 3/4.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Hightower introduces the new Swedese Fold Collection.

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Hightower Group is proud to introduce the new bentwood "Fold" chairs designed by Marten Claesson. Manufactured in Sweden and available in your choice of birch or walnut.

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Summer New Product Introduction - The OPEN Collection

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NEW!!! OPEN Collection swivel chair, ottoman and matching tables.

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Open Collection designed by Eva & Peter Moritz.

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Friday, June 10, 2005

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Cosmo coffee & occassional/end tables.

Designed in Sweden by Beban Nord and Ann Mossing, these wonderfully detailed tables are available in white gloss lacquer or oak tops. (Coffee Table - White #DD4117, Oak #DD4118. Side Table - White #DD4119, Oak DD4126)

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Monday, June 06, 2005

Hightower & Swedese shout "let it SNOW"

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Swedese SNOW table designed by Nendo. Hightower Group
is proud to be the exclusive wholesale importer and distributor
in the USA.

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Swedese introduces the Wind stool from Nendo

NEW!! Swedese Wind bentwood stools designed by Nendo.

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DUNBAR celebrates the work of Edward J Wormley

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Dunbar's wonderful icon - the Listen-to-Me chaise, designed by Edward J Wormley in 1948. Once again back in production for the discriminating couture furniture client.

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Dunbar Knowland Sofa, designed by Edward Wormley in 1955.

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The Return of DUNBAR Classics!

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Dunbar Furniture. Riemerschmid Chairs and Golightly Table.

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Twister stools are available in clear lacquered birch and black satin finish. Custom colors can be also quoted as standard specials.

Hightower Group stocks inventory of the birch model for immediate shipment. (Right side - birch #S5310, Left side - birch #S5311, Right side - black #S5310B, Left side - black #S5311B)

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Saturday, March 12, 2005

White... White... White

NEW!! Rodrigo Dining/Cafe Tables & Chairs

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Saturday, January 08, 2005

The Amorino swivel chair designed by Bror Boije of Stockholm, Sweden.

The stylish birch wood back contrast nicely with your choice of textile, leather or sheepskin upholstery. The swivel pillar is steel with an aluminum base detail.

Crafted in Sweden by Swedese and distributed in North America by Hightower Group.

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Friday, January 07, 2005

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The award winning Gallery stools designed by Hans Sandgren Jakobsen are now available for immediate shipment from the Hightower Group.

For his design of the Gallery stool, Jakobsen has received the following International design awards; Fornas Prisen (Sweden), Spectrum (England), Idea Award (USA), Bo Bedre's Mobelpris (Denmark) FX International Design Award (England) and the IF Product Design Award (Germany).

The dimensions of the Gallery Stool are W 20.5 D 14.2 SH 16.75 (#F1600)

Hightower Group is stocking inventory of the beech, maple, cherry and walnut models.

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Sunday, December 26, 2004

NON Rubber Chairs & Tables by Kallemo

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NON Rubber Chairs & Table from Kallemo (Sweden) are now available in Forest Green.

The award winning NON Rubber Chairs, designed by Komplot Design of Copenhagen and manufactured by Kallemo in Sweden, have expanded the color options to a rich forest green.

Hightower Group maintains an inventory of all of four available colors; red, black, gray and now - forest green.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has added the NON Chair to their permanant design collection and has also selected the chair to be used extensively within the new museum for visitor seating.

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Friday, December 10, 2004

Superstructure by Bjorn Dahlstrom.

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Superstructure is a true iconic focal point seating choice.

Dimensions : H 34.5 W 42.5 D 42.5

About Bjorn Dahlstrom. In 1957, this multitalented designer was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Over the past two decades, Dahlstrom has earned an international reputation as an acclaimed designer in a variety of mediums. His career has spanned animation, graphic design, corporate identity, and industrial design.

Having founded his own firm in 1982, Dahlstrom has provided graphic design for clients the likes of; Ericsson, Scania, Atlas Copco, and many other leading companies. Today his firm does approximately 40% of there business in graphics and the remaining majority in product indistrial design for leading consumer and industrial manufacturers. Over the years, his primary relationship in the area of furnishings has been with CBI Design. CBI Design has recently joined the David Design Group, a leading Swedish lifestyle marketer/manufacturer, and is represented in North America by Hightower Group.

Bjorn has also found time to mentor others through his teaching at the Beckman's School of Design.

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Bjorn Dahlstrom's Wonderful BD5 Gondola Chair

Available in a wide variety of graded fabrics from Kvadrat and Gabriel, as well as Hightower Group leathers, the Gondola chair offers a modern Scandinavian flair.

Manufactured in Sweden by the David Design Group, Gondola is available in North America to the trade exclusively through Hightower Group.

For specification purposes, the dimensions are W 51 D 39.3 H 43 SH 15.7
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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Borge Mogensen 3171 Bench

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The classic Borge Mogensen 3171 bench, originally designed in 1960, continues to provide an excellent example of the Danish commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

Distributed in North America by Hightower Group and manufactured in Denmark by Fredericia Furniture, the Mogensen bench is available in your choice of oak or cherry wood.

For specification reference, the dimensions of the bench are W 66.9 D 18.9 H 29.9 Sh 16.9.

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DUNBAR Reissues Wormley's Classic Golightly Table

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Hightower Group's sister company, DUNBAR Furniture, has reintroduced the award winning Golightly table.

Golightly was designed by Edward J Wormley in 1949 and continues to be a personal favorite of International designers.

download a Golightly PDF specification cut sheet

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Mats Theselius Elektra Chair

Hightower Group is now offering Elektra (#K1260), designed by Mats Theselius.

Elektra makes a strong design statement with its distinctive high back, anodised aluminum body and luxurious leather upholstery.

Handcrafted by Kallemo in Sweden, Elektra is available with several standard aluminum colors and a cross section of standard leathers from Tarnsjo, one of the most prestigious tanneries in the world.

Hightower also offers the following models from Kallemo; Bruno, El Dorado, National Geographic, Sheriff, NON, Sven, DNA, Ambassad, Herbarium, Cobra, Skyline, Plex, Triptyk, Puma, Pilaster, Asplund, GA-1, GA-2 and Chambert.

Founded by Sven Lundh, Kallemo collaborates with many of the world's leading designers, including: Mats Thesilius, John Linton, Sigurdur Gutafsson, Jonas Bohlin, Mattias Ljunggren, Komplot Design, John Kandell, Anna Kraitz, Olav Eldoy, and Erik Chambert. Kallemo also provides authorized reproductions of the work of noted designers Gunnar Asplund and Bruno Mathsson.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

"What we want is quite simple: to use creative people to produce a product of exceptional quality for the men and women of today and tomorrow. Our modern classics are collector's pieces. This means they are investments which keep their value for generations." Oliver Holy Managing Director ClassiCon

Hightower Group is proud to distribute ClassiCon to the architecture and design trade in North America.

Friday, November 26, 2004

DUNBAR Reissues Wormley's Knowland Classic

DUNBAR Furniture has reintroduced the Edward J Wormley classic Knowland sofa.

Originally designed by Wormley in 1955, the Knowland has become a midcentury modern classic.

After nearly fifty years, today's top interior designers and architects continue to recommend the Knowland as the furnishing of choice for their most discriminating clients.

The three seat sofa model (#5526-3) featured above measures a full 96 inches in width and is available in an extensive range of rich leathers, as well as a broad selection of upholstery fabrics from Knoll Textiles.

In addition to the three seat sofa, DUNBAR offers a wide range of models within the Knowland range.

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Hans Wegner J16 Rocker

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Hans Wegner's Classic J16 Rocking Chair

True quality furniture craftsmanship. Hans Wegner's classic J16 rocker, has the Danish refined influence combined with a distinct Shaker flavor.

Available in a black lacquer frame, as well as the traditional light Danish soaped oak.

Crafted in Denmark and distributed in North America by Hightower Group.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Swedese Tree Wins National Design Acclaim

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Swedese Tree designed by Michael Young and Katrin Peturdottir.

"The tree design was born from a love of architectural models and making these nice little 2d paper models into 3d reality" Michael Young

Crafted in Sweden and distributed by Hightower Group, the Tree sculpture is a wonderful design statement that always creates interest. Available in lacquered white finish, lacquered black or natural birch wood with a clear lacquer. The Tree measure over six feet in height (76.4") and has a heavy weighted base to provide ample stability.

About Michael Young. Among the most successful and exciting designers of his generation, Michael Young was born in 1966 and graduated in 1992 from Kingston University. He worked initially with Tom Dixon at Space Studio in London and then in 1994 launched his first collection of furniture in Paris and Tokyo. Working between Iceland and London for clients including; Swedese, Sawayay & Morino, Cappelini, Magis, Rosenthal, Christopher Farr and Ritzenhoff, amongst others. Young's work has been exhibited in the Design Museum in London, the Musee d'Arts Decoratifs and Center Pompidou in Paris, Neue Sammlung in Munich and the Portugese Museum in Lisbon.

About Katrin Petursdottir. Born in Akureyi, Iceland in 1967. Katrin is an acclaimed designer and artist, who studied industrial design at E.S.D.I. in Paris, which lead to work in Philippe Starck's studio in Paris, and then in Ross Lovegrove's studio in London. She then went on to establish M.Y. Studio Ltd in Iceland with her husband, Michael Young. Katrin is also Director of Design Studies at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik.

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Monday, November 22, 2004

MoMA New York Selects NON Rubber Chairs

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With the reopening of The Museum of Modern Art, the Danish Design Project recognized the potential to partner world class design with the world's most prestigious museum of modern and contemporary art.

As a result of outstanding cooperation between New York City's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Royal Danish Consulate General, the newly expanded and renovated MoMA will prominently feature modern Danish design selected by MoMA and sponsored by the Danish Design Project.

Cooperation began in September 2002 with a Danish offer to sponsor furniture and accessories in all public areas of the museum. Based on the interest expressed by MoMA, the Consulate then approached a number of Danish manufacturers.

As a result, 95 percent of the furnishings in the museum's public areas, selected by museum staff, will come from Danish designers. Design icons such as Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner, and Poul Kjaerholm are represented, as well as the younger generation of Danish designers.

The photo above shows the MoMA exterior installation of the NON rubber chairs designed by Komplot Design of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hightower Group is the exclusive North American wholesale distributor of the Kallemo NON Rubber chair. Available in four colors, the NON is available for immediate shipment.

Hightower Group also partners with Danish manufacturers, Fredericia Furniture and Kvist, offering designs by Borge Mogensen, Nanna Ditzel and Hans J. Wegner.

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Kallemo NON Rubber Chairs installation at MoMA New York.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

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Borge Mogensen's classic winged chair and 2213 sofa series.

As the exclusive Fredericia Furniture wholesale distributor for North American, Hightower Group offers the Mogensen series "to the trade."

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

The HAPPY chair from Sweden is now available from Hightower Group.

A wonderful compliment to the popular Flower Table, HAPPY chairs are available in a variety of models including sled base, swivel chairs and mid and high back.

Graded fabric options are available from Kvadrat and Gabriel, with Hightower providing a variety of high quality Scandinavian leathers.

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Monday, November 15, 2004

The classic Rondino swivel chair designed in 1964 by Swedese founder, Yngve Ekstrom.

An international favorite, Rondino (S2601), offers a generous proportion (W 30.3 D 23.5 H 29.5 SH 17) yet maintains an elegant design statement.

Graded fabrics are available from Kvadrat and Gabriel, with an assortment of leathers and sheepskins available from Hightower.

"My furniture shall be so strong in its expression that it can both be admired as an individual piece or work together with other pieces in any environment" Yngve Ekstrom

About Yngve Ekstrom (1913 - 1988). Born in Hagafors in Smaland, Sweden, which happens to be where the country's oldest furniture industry is based. He studied drawing, sculpture, painting, music and art history. With furniture in his blood from birth, Yngve started Swedese in 1945 and lead the company up until his death. His career coincided with the best part of the postwar modern movement and his contemporaries included noted designers such as; Alvar Aalto, Bruni Mathsson, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm. Yngve Ekstrom was part of this central core of designers that made the concept of "Scandinavian Modern" famous all over the world. Exhibitions dedicated to Ekstrom's designs have been held in Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Munich, Tokyo and Belgrade, to name a few places, and are included in the Victoria & ALbert Museum, London and the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. In 1999, Yngve Ekstrom's most well known design, Lamino, was voted the Swedish furniture design of the 20th century.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

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Can you name the masters of midcentury modern furniture design?

(If you double click on the photo you should be able to see a larger image for viewing or printing.)

Answers (seated left to right): George Nelson with the Nelson serving cart, Edward J Wormley with his award winning "A" chair. Eero Saarinen w/womb chair, Harry Bertoia w/ diamond chair, Charles Eames w/ Eames chair and Jens Risom.

Which designer won over thirty (30) GOOD DESIGN awards from the Museum of Modern Art & the Chicago Merchandise Mart, the Elsie de Wolfe award and the Designer of Distinction award?

Answer: Edward J Wormley

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Monday, November 08, 2004

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Classic Danish design.

Borge Mogensen was among the finest furniture designers of the 20th Century. A close personal friend and contemporary of Hans Wegner, Mogensen was a true perfectionist in the design and manufacturing of fine furnishings.

Hightower Group offers the famous Mogensen dining collection manufactured by Denmark's foremost craftsman - Fredericia Furniture.

(As shown above #F3237 dining chair with leather seat & back, #F3238 arm chair with leather seat and back and #F6286 dining table.)

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Sunday, November 07, 2004

Gemini lounge chair (#S5801) and settee (#S5805) designed by Ola Rune of Stockholm.

"Two distinct elements. One for support, one for comfort. United along the horizon."

Rune has provided a clever new approach to the upholstery of a bent wood chair with the combination soft padded upholstered seat and back contrasting nicely against the clear lacquered birch shell.

The dimensions of the Gemini chair are W 26 D 24.4 H 30.3 SH 17.3 with the settee running W 54.8 D 24.4 H 30.3 SH 17.3.

Graded fabrics are available from Kvadrat and Gabriel.

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Saturday, November 06, 2004

The entire Fredericia Collection and many of the most popular Hightower Group products are now available in AutoCAD file formats.

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

Hightower Group is now offering the Berliner series designed by Marten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune.

Originally designed for the Swedish Embassy in Berlin, the Berliner has received great International commercial success.

Contemporary in styling with the ability to transform via a wide range of sectional configurations, fabric options from Kvadrat and Gabriel, as well as over 40 standard color leather options. Chrome legs are standard.

As shown above, lounge chair W 29.5 D 27.5 H 25.8 SH 17.3 (#S3911) and three seat sofa W 70.8 D 27.6 H 25.8 SH 17.3 (#S3918). Also available in a settee (#S3915) and a variety of sectional segments. Matching tables compliment the offering.

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Berliner Sectional Options
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Hightower Group has added the Hockney Collection designed by Eero Koivisto.

Koivisto, a highly regarded architect based in Stockholm, has designed a wide range of shapes, sizes and configurations all with a sleek modern profile.

Straight forward Scandinavian simplicity at its finest.

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During a career extending over six decades, Nanna Ditzel continues to create wonderful new furnishings for Danish furniture manufacturer Fredericia.

The trio of Temba (#F3270), Sonar (#F3260) and Tuba (#F3280) are available from Hightower in maple, beech, cherry and a variety of color lacquer finishes.

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Cobra bar stools and tables are available in over 20 standard colors and wood finishes.

The Cobra bar stool is stackable seven (7) high. Matching guest/stacking chairs are also available.

Cobra stools are manufactured in Sweden by Kallemo and distributed exclusive to the North American commercial market by Hightower Group.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Hightower Group has added the Gran Turismo lounge and table series designed by Marten Claesson.

Sleek modern styling at a reasonable price.

Available in three sizes; lounge chair w 33 d 34.3 h 31.5 sh 15 (#S6801), settee w 54.4 d 34.3 h 31.5 sh 15 (#S6805) and three seat sofa w 76.4 d 34.3 h 31.5 sh 15 (#S6808).

Matching glass top table (#S6824).

Graded fabrics are available from Kvadrat and Gabriel with Hightower offering a wide colorway of premier leathers.

"Gran Turismo. Travel in comfort. At high speed. In style" Marten Claesson

Gran Turismo is manufactured by Swedese and distributed exclusively in North America by Hightower Group.

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Hightower Group is the exclusive North American wholesale distributor for Fredericia Furniture, based in Fredericia, Denmark the company was founded over 90 years ago and has earned an international reputation for the finest furnishings available.

Fredericia has worked very closely with many of the finest furniture designers in the world including; Borge Mogensen, Nanna Ditzel, Hans Sandgren Jakobsen, Kasper Salto, Per Borre, Niels Jorgen Haugesen, Johnny Sorensen, Rud Thygesen and Soren Holst.

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Nanna Ditzel's Icon chair and table from Fredericia are now available in North America exclusively from the Hightower Group. The Icon chair is also available in a conference seat version with a swivel base.

Chair as shown above (#F2650) and table (#F8700).

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Hightower Group has recently added the Swave bar stool line.

Fun and stylish with a distinctive back arch support and dipped front seat pad, Swave offers a nice range of colors and wood finish options.

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Borge Mogensen's classic high back winged sofa and chair.

As shown; three seat sofa (#F2193), two seat sofa (#F2192), high back wing chair (#F2204) and foot stool/ottoman (#F2202)

Manufactured by Fredericia Furniture in Denmark and distributed exclusively "to the trade" in North America by Hightower Group.

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In 1963, Borge Mogensen and Fredericia Furniture introduced the Mogensen classic sofa and received critical acclaim for the clean well tailored design.

For the past four decades, Mogensen's original design has continued to be a favorite among International design professionals and collectors.

Handcrafted in Denmark, the Mogensen series is finely detailed for the client who demands the very best in quality (#F2213)

Hightower Group serves as the exclusive North American distributor.

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New Hightower CD Available

A new complimentary Hightower Group CD is available for professional architects and interior designers.

The CD provides product information, specification options, pricing, product image files and individual digital product brochures in PDF format.

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The Cortina conference/swivel chair (#R180) offers many unique features; leather wrapped arms, an exposed wood back, auto return function, and detachable cushions for easy maintenance.

Cortina can be specified with a walnut, maple or black lacquered wood back.

The leather arm wrap is standard in black or rust.

Graded fabric options are available from Kvadrat and Gabriel, with a wide selection of leather color options available from Hightower.

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Cortina conference chair wood back detail.

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