Classic Elegance, LLC
John and I are both engineers by education and longtime residents of Wilmington, Delaware who have always been interested as much in form as function. John grew up in a creative home with a father who, as a graphic designer, owned his own advertising company. John has also designed and built our last two homes. We founded Classic Elegance, LLC to create classic yet artistically unique high-quality leather seating, furniture and leather goods.
As a furniture design team, we patiently source vintage / antique hand-carved seating frames of high quality hardwoods (Rosewood, Mahogany, Walnut, etc) and creatively reimagine them, then restore them to their original splendor with old world craftsmanship using Top Grain leather, pure wool batting, and occasionally, 23.5 carat gold leaf accents. We may choose ‘as new’ production or indulge fanciful whim, depending on how each piece speaks to us. We hope the results demonstrate that we are good listeners! We also indulge our fancy with original creations, cooperatively bringing ideas to life by hand in our Wilmington shop using hardwoods taken from our own Wilmington property; all cut, milled and dried by us on site. From tables to ottomans, ‘Steampunk’ to ‘Live Edge’, we limit ourselves only in the scope of our imagination. Our instinct is to excel in our craft and imbue each creation with uniquely imaginative artistry.