I had a chance to chat with Bobby who is by the way, so cool and such an inspiration to me. He's an entrepreneur, guest personality on HGTV and now the designer of his own furniture line. And, he's only 31. AH-mazing.
I definitely felt a sense of nostalgia as he spoke about his inspirations. He gives credit to his parents and grandmother, who have heavily influenced his aesthetic. It was so interesting to hear about his thoughts behind each piece and how they reminded him of his childhood. In fact, all pieces in his line are named after shows and characters from the 70’s. Awesome, right?
This sofa here is one of his most popular pieces, The Charlie. And if you don't know which 70's sitcom had a Charlie in it, then I am sorry we cannot be friends.
I love the sleek lines of each piece and the bright colours are so fresh and cheerful. A great focal point for the living room! Each piece is also scaled smaller to accommodate for small space living. I'm down with that. My condo is tiny and we're actually thinking of replacing our sofa. Hrmmm.....
I also learned that each piece of furniture is handmade and that one person touches it from start to finish. And after taking an in-depth upholstery course, I have more appreciation for furniture that is handcrafted and also a better sense of what kind of work goes into making a piece of furniture last. The quality is just on another level and I like the fact that BBH is focusing on that. “I want to compete with China and bring the manufacturing back to America. I want to make good quality American furniture”
And here is my favourite piece from the collection. These gorgeous and comfortable Mork and Mindy cubes! Aren't they fun? As some people say, animal print is a neutral and I couldn't agree more. These are delicious.
Overall, I had a great time at the event. It was awesome meeting Bobby as well as the lovely ladies over at Urban Mode who were so welcoming and just great to talk to. I even got introduced to some new blogger friends that night. Love all around.
And speaking of love, this pendant stole my heart right away:
Me likey. If you guys want to check out more of Bobby's furniture or drool over other pieces currently available at Urban Mode, you can visit their site here.