I love a good eccentric . . . Rose Cumming, about as much as I love a man who will move his growing business back to the small town he grew up in for a better quality of life ! The Rose Cumming label is carried by Dessin Fournir who's founder and CEO Chuck Comeau is that man and I love what he has created. . . a small business life on the streets of rural Plainville, Kansas. The revitalization created jobs and restored downtown buildings to thriving shops and cafes. Comeau believes it's all about being true to what matters and for that I salute him. In 1996 Comeau started moving his successful luxury furniture and lighting company from L.A to Plainville. Having acquired the prestigious contemporary line of Gerard, as well as Palmer Hargrave, Kerry Joyce, Classic Cloth and Rose Cumming, he wanted to share his love of design and quality of life with the community and the seed of C.S. Post arrived. (C as in Charles, S as in his wife, Shirley). Two old buildings were renovated to create the shop. In 1999 Comeau created a development company called Liberty Group to save and renovate old forgotten downtown buildings. In 2000, along with the DHDC (Downtown Hays Development Corporation), Liberty purchased 19 properties to preserve and revitalize the core of downtown.
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well with Chuck Comeau and it's inspiring !
Dessin Fournir is not a specific look, but a unique resource for the design community that still longs for authentic beauty and quality. In a poll conducted by House & Garden magazine, they were voted as one of the top 3 design and manufacturing firms of furniture to the trade.
Classic Cloth carried the most beautiful plaids and wool stripes . . love the colors !
With furniture their philosophy is the preservation of old world legacy of craftsmanship elsewhere forgotten. Take a look at the detail in some of the pieces I love . . .
Love the back story and all for small town revival !