BY PAMELA KEECH
Some of that furniture you may have been admiring in shelter magazines is now available in Bloomington, at or below wholesale prices. Textillery Weavers, the maker of luxury throws in Bloomington, is now selling leftovers from the big furniture markets like High Point in North Carolina, factory samples, and various short runs from manufacturers like Arhaus, Swaim, Bernhardt, Somerset Bay, and Modern History.
There are no frills at the Textillery showroom, just sofas, tables, chairs, cabinets, beds, lamps, and desks piled cheek by jowl into a couple of huge rooms in the Textillery factory basement located off State Road 45/46 Bypass behind the Quality Inn. Much of the furniture is large scale. There are leather sofas and chairs and those large ottomans that double as coffee tables. Also glass-topped side tables, bars, and entertainment units. Prices range from $300-3,000.
“It’s a real eclectic mix,” says A John Rose, owner of Textillery with his wife Judith. “Some of it definitely was settings that went together in a showroom, some of it is just the miscellaneous pieces. Then you have those six dining chairs over there but somebody bought the table.
“It’s the same philosophy as our Textillery outlet for throws. The furniture is not seconds or damaged. It’s first-run merchandise; at worst it’s something that has been at a trade show, like a floor sample.”
The Roses are well known in the design trade. They have been producing their hand-woven chenille throws for 33 years and are leaders in the textile accessory market.
“Because of the years we’ve been in the furniture business, we have the opportunity and the relationships to get the stock,” says A John. “The furniture appeals to the same people who like our throws. And our factory is 37,000 square feet. We did this because we had the space.”
You can ring the bell out front anytime from 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays or 2 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays to view both the furniture and the Textillery factory outlet showroom. The address is 2361 W. Rappel Dr., off the Bypass just west of North Kinser Pike. Follow the road past the motels to the end.