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Design & Craftsmanship

We’ve leveraged the world’s best talent to give you access to unprecedented style and value.

Designed in the USA

For four generations, the Bergelin family has been designing and manufacturing furniture for American homes. In 1910 John Bergelin began by creating Hoosier cabinets at the Falcon Furniture Company. His son Robert attended the Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, widely regarded as the finest furniture design school in America. “Bob” went on to form The Pine Shops in 1946. In 1962, he started The Robert Bergelin Company to teach his boys John & Chris the manufacturing business.

Like his father, Chris attended the Kendall School. While working for the Robert Bergelin Company, Chris designed pieces for a who’s who of high end clients. In 1992, Chris’ son Thad started his furniture career studying all aspects of furniture manufacturing. He joined his father in the design business and helped create time honored collections for the firm’s many premium customers.

Today Chris & Thad manage a design & engineering team of nine people and design a total range of home furnishings for clients across the luxury market. They travel the world extensively to find fresh inspiration. Their pieces are designed to function for today’s customer in homes with today’s technology.

Manufactured in the most state of the art woodworking facility in the world

In 2014, our Chairman had a vision for creating the plant of the future. After years of research and millions of dollars invested, our new facility opened in Tianjin, China. “Plant 10” features a fully robotic front end and case assembly cell. Each piece produced in this manner is assured to be constructed with laser accurate precision. The time-honored cabinet making details passed down by the Bergelin team inform every stage of the manufacturing process. Our finishing line is staffed with veteran hand finishers to ensure elegant colors and aging techniques are applied to every individual design. By leveraging new technologies, Artiste has the ability to create custom furniture for everyone.

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