The Chaddock Blog

The Chaddock blog is about inspiration and information. We'll share the latest breaking news from our Morganton, North Carolina, factory (where nearly 90% of all Chaddock is made to order). For inspiration, we'll look to the world of fashion, design and decoration. We welcome your participation.


Brooke Schuldt is one of the lucky ones. She found her professional home before she even completed her Interior Design degree, interning with and then joining Selden’s Home Furnishings in Washington. That was 20 years ago! Today, Brooke is a senior designer, accepting new business and also engaged with “clients for life.” Get a pro’s advice on the secrets to design success in today’s blog.

CHADDOCK: When did you first know you wanted to be an interior designer?

BROOKE: I was really very young. I can remember looking at House Beautiful as a child and feeling that spark of inspiration. I didn’t know about careers in design – that came later – but I was drawn to the wonderful environments.

CHADDOCK: Have you had a mentor in your life – past or present?

BROOKE: My mom is very creative. We had our own “house beautiful.” On a professional level, I have to credit my first Selden’s manager, Warren Echternkamp. Warren really guided my professional growth. He’s still in my life. Warren is the Chaddock sales rep in the Pacific Northwest. Small world!

CHADDOCK: You’ve been designing for over twenty years. Have today’s clients changed?

BROOKE: I’m happy to say that I have clients for life. Yes, clients, design, and styles change over time, and I’ve been part of that process with many. Take my client Teresa, for example. We did our first project 20 years ago, and we have been through a number of houses in Seattle, and more recently Arizona. I’ve also helped Teresa’s mom, two sisters and a few best friends! “Clients for life” is about design relationships over time.

CHADDOCK: What do you like best about the Chaddock lineup?

BROOKE: There are many great designs, and I trust Chaddock quality, but I have to say Chaddock’s amazing custom options make the line a go-to for me – the fabrics, and most especially all the finishes. When you change the finish, the whole look of a piece changes. This is so creatively empowering for a designer.

CHADDOCK: Tell us about your favorite room in your own home?

BROOKE: You’ll have to call be back next year! We just bought a house and are getting ready to rip it down. I’m very excited about plans for my great room/kitchen area, however.

CHADDOCK: Is there a piece of Chaddock you’d love to have in your own home?

BROOKE: I love the Catalina upholstery series – and it may make an appearance in my great room. With all the options, it’s never the same sofa twice. I also love what I call Chaddock jewelry pieces. These can be larger statement pieces, or even scaled-down accent pieces. Interesting detail and workmanship set them apart, and elevate a room.

CHADDOCK: As a creative person, can you tell us what’s up and coming Do you see any design, color or fabric trends about to take off?

BROOKE: I’ll be happy to see gray cycle out at some point, but it’s still popular in the Pacific Northwest. Maybe it’s the climate! I do see blues on the rise – all hues – I love the dash of color.

CHADDOCK: You’re a pro. Can you share what advice you might offer to a young designer at the very beginning of his or her career?

BROOKE: I’ll credit this interview with inspiring my answer! I would encourage designers just starting out to find a mentor. It was a happy accident for me – finding someone to show me the ropes and help shape me as a professional. A great mentor can help you learn how to engage with clients and demonstrate your value as a designer. Creativity, training and the guidance of a mentor are the ticket for beginning designers!

DanBy Dan Bradley

Chaddock has undergone a transformation over the course of the last year. Yet, many of the improvements may not be readily apparent to you. Such is the nature of significant enhancements of factory operations.

Right now, however, I’m delighted to share details of a new program that demonstrates what Chaddock 2016 is all about.

Effective immediately, fully upholstered COM and COL orders will be available to ship in five weeks following receipt and approval of the order/fabric. Beautifully styled quality upholstery has always been a Chaddock core competency. Going forward, we will also offer you – and your clients – some of the best lead times in the industry. Early feedback to this new program has been most encouraging. Thank you to Chaddock dealers and designers for your strong positive response…

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Now, there are a few “disclaimers” to this program. I think you’ll agree they are reasonable and understandable.

For the present, Chaddock inline fabrics are excluded. This is simply because Chaddock does not control mill ship dates. Once inline yardage is received, we are confident the order will ship in five weeks.

Nearly 90% of the Chaddock upholstery lineup is included in this offering. Some wood-trim frames are excluded, such as the Demetria Chaise and the French Deco Sofa. Dining room chairs are, of course, not part of the program. You’ll find a list of the most current participating frames on our website. You may also  consult your sales rep or your customer service rep for full detail. I think you’ll be pleased to see most of your favorite silhouettes available for shipment in five weeks.

This new program is part of the Chaddock Promise. We are all familiar with “quick ship programs.” This is something more. It’s a way of doing business. In fact, if your approved order is not available to ship in five weeks, Chaddock will pay for the freight anywhere in the continental U.S.A. You are accountable to your clients. We are accountable to you.

Earlier this year, I forecasted that 2016 would be Chaddock’s breakout year. Today’s news – the Chaddock Promise with five-week shipment on fully upholstered COM/COL orders – is a demonstration of a new Chaddock.

Thank you.


Katie and Chad Groves moved to the Philadelphia area six years ago, and set about renovating an historic farmhouse. Finding the right local furniture/design resource was a problem, so they decided to do it themselves. Studio 882 opened in 2013. Now, just three years later, Studio 882 is expanding. We caught up with Katie for more of the backstory.

CHADDOCK: How are shoppers today different from the past?

KATIE: Customers today want to buy locally, but their imagination is not limited to the local geography. As the Internet and social media have grown, we are all exposed to so much more – more design ideas and more terrific products – creating more desire to personalize a space. We wanted Studio 882 to be the local go-to for more complete creative expression at home.

CHADDOCK: You use the term “heirloom quality.” In other hands that might sound stodgy. What does this mean to you?

KATIE: I’m glad you asked that. The concept of heirloom quality is not a dusty idea. It’s so relevant today. Heirloom quality means three things at Studio 882. First, an heirloom item must be functional and fill a need. Next, it must be well designed. And third, it must be made properly – materials, finishes and craftsmanship – for its intended use. People don’t want to fill up their homes with unnecessary items. What could be more timely?!

CHADDOCK: We know all your customers are unique, but are there characteristics that most Studio 882 customers share?

KATIE: Our customer demographics are incredibly diverse – different ages and stages in life. But overall, Studio 882 customers are not looking for a formulaic approach to design, quite the opposite. They seek pieces that speak to them individually. They’re keenly interested in the product and brand’s back story. Customers want to know what their options are, and how things are made.

CHADDOCK: It sounds like education and communication are critical.

KATIE: Absolutely. And everything is connected. We choose our manufacturing partners with care. We believe in our vendors. This is why we can speak passionately and honestly about the product to our customers.

CHADDOCK: You talk about “timeless forms with unexpected designer twists.” An example, please?

KATIE: Chaddock does this really well. It’s one of the reasons the brand is so popular. The Petite Camille Chest is just one example. The shape is familiar with thoughtful neoclassical references. But Mary McDonald has added faux shagreen drawer fronts. Unexpected details like this enhance the personality of the piece.

CHADDOCK: Another example?

KATIE: The Centre Credenza is a favorite. It’s a lovely functional piece – very important! – but the large inlaid circles and brass hardware add unexpected geometry and surprise. And, like all Chaddock pieces, when you change the finish – which is so easy, all you need is imagination – you can create an entirely different vibe.

CHADDOCK: Your customers praise Studio 882 visual merchandising. What’s your approach?

KATIE: Curated and non-formulaic. We also let the furniture shine. Our backgrounds are subtle: white walls and floors with light accessorization. It’s not what I would call minimalist – that sounds too modern. The Studio 882 atmosphere is more like an art gallery or museum: edited.

CHADDOCK: It seems like this is quite different from the typical furniture store approach.

KATIE: Apparently so. We try to define what’s right for Studio 882 and sometimes that means not following the rules!

CHADDOCK: What do you enjoy most about Furniture Market?

KATIE: Surprisingly, seeing the new intros is probably not #1. I so enjoy speaking with the people who work at the brands – the behind-the-scenes team that supports us daily. They embody the personality of the brand. I bring those insights almost subconsciously back to the store here Pennsylvania, and my conversations with my customers are even richer.

CHADDOCK: Do you have a Market shopping strategy?

KATIE: Caffeine is definitely involved! My mantra is “no impulse purchases.” We are telling a story at Studio 882. I must see all of our major brands before I make buying decisions. Then I develop the showroom narrative. I am analytical and creative!

CHADDOCK: Any crystal-ball insights on emerging trends:

KATIE: I spy two. First, I see rich wood tones on the ascendency, a response to the stripped-down driftwoods, which have been so popular. Warmer wood tones seem permeated with historical references, and feel more curated. Secondly, there’s been a lot of buzz about the “luxury of time” in the last few years. I think we’re going to hear more about the luxury of SPACE. This can mean more space, of course, but better yet, well-used spaced. So rather than a room full of trendy stuff, imagine more focus on editing, true functionality, thoughtful design. Studio 882 is here to help!

Just a sampling of Chaddock styles at Studio 882, including the Ladd Chair, Lombard Sofa, Lombard Chair, Dawson Chairs and Sleepy Hollow Chair.
Just a sampling of Chaddock styles at Studio 882, including the Ladd Chair, Lombard Sofa, Lombard Chair, Dawson Chairs and Sleepy Hollow Chair.


Shelley Selip is showroom manager of John Rosselli & Associates’ New York  showroom at the famed D&D Building. We caught up with Shelley to learn more about a recent showroom remodeling, including the New York introduction of Mary McDonald for Chaddock.

CH: New York is certainly the country’s interior design capital. So tell us, what draws interior designers to the John Rosselli showroom specifically?

SS: John Rosselli & Associates is synonymous with luxury and quality. We have a reputation built over fifty years’ time, with ideas, products and presentations at the forefront of industry trends. Our associates are tenured. We build relationships, and can engage on a project from beginning to end. Our scope can be comprehensive, or as simple as a single incredible piece. We do it all – expertly and beautifully.

CH: Location, location, location! Why is the D&D Building a great fit for you?

SS: The D&D Building offers the top of the line in New York, the U.S. and internationally. It can be difficult to get around New York. If I can walk into a single building with the best resources and talent in the world, I’m a better person for it!

CH: We know you recently undertook a significant showroom remodeling. What did you seek to accomplish?

SS: John Rosselli has been in business for 65 years, and designers think of us as the foremost place to shop. But nothing is static. It’s important to freshen the look, and infuse the showroom with new colors, styles, products and visual presentations.

CH: How does Mary McDonald for Chaddock fit into this master creative plan?

SS: Mary McDonald is a perfect fit for us, and introducing the line from Chaddock has been a big part of our creative refresh strategy. Mary’s pieces are so timeless – suitable for contemporary or more traditional design plans. I will say our team did an outstanding job with the display – at the very front of the showroom. It’s a new element of wow.

CH: Tell us about a favorite Mary McDonald piece. SS: For a large statement piece, it’s the Josephine Cabinet. With a deep black finish, bold mullions and red interior, it’s a showstopper at the entrance to the showroom. It sets a tone of drama. We think it’s a wonderful “welcome” to what is essentially a new showroom. 2016 is going to be a great year.

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Bob Shea believes in the power of relationships. Since day one back in 1996, his people-first philosophy is the guiding principle at his Ohio Design Center Showroom just outside of Cleveland.

CH: Pretend I’m a designer brand new to the area. How would you describe your company? This is your 30 second elevator pitch!

RWS: I’m not much of a speech maker actually. When a new client comes in I really try to listen. I’m interested in understanding their needs, background and perspective. I’d rather “show” than “tell.” I really try to demonstrate from the very first encounter that I’m here to help.

CH: What kind of ambience do you seek to create in the showroom?

RWS: I want my showroom to speak for itself too. My space is 3,000 square feet so it’s important to curate and edit the assortment. By showing various styles, I demonstrate breath of assortment. Designers shop for items and inspiration. I want to satisfy both goals.

CH: YOU are a shopper too. What do you look for in your vendors?

RWS: There are a number of things, but there are two deal breakers. I look for design leadership – including quality – and partnership. I ask my clients to trust me, so I need to trust my vendor partners.

CH: So how to you rate Chaddock?

RWS: Chaddock is a must-have line for me. The line is very versatile. You cover so many style categories, and the custom capabilities are in a league of their own. I did my due diligence before I introduced Chaddock. Of course, the showroom blew me away. I also went to the factory and met the people. I saw the quality and the commitment. Chaddock is a true partner.

CH: Let’s talk about the lineup now. Do you have favorite pieces of Chaddock?

RWS: My favorites are going to be what turns the head of my shoppers. Let’s just say the Dynamo Sofa is very well named, and Larry Laslo‘s French Deco Sofa is another favorite. Mary McDonald’s Josephine Cabinet is an amazing statement piece. Chaddock brings amazing attention to detail without going overboard. That’s why designers love it.

CH: Chaddock really hangs its hat on the ability to customize or personalize selections – over 60 finishes, for example. Why is this important to you and your designers?

RWS: It’s huge, and I’ll say made in America is also important. They go together, right? Chaddock can customize to the nth degree because the product is made domestically. Designers and their upscale clients want a unique look. Chaddock fills that niche.




donna ballMeet Donna Ball, owner of the second-generation Georgia Furniture and Interiors in Savannah, Georgia. Donna and team hosted a “meet and greet” with Chaddock designer, TV star and style arbiter Mary McDonald on December 2, 2015. It was part of Mary’s whirlwind tour of Savannah with the area’s esteemed Telfair Museums.

CH: Georgia Furniture & Interiors has been in business for over forty years, but you’re a new Chaddock retailer. Tell us about your introduction to the line.

DB: Last April, we were wrapping up Market, and decided almost on a whim to pop into Chaddock – our last stop. Our rep, Bill Minchew, is terrific – always extending invitations, dying to get us into the space. I’m so glad he persevered because we were totally wowed with the Chaddock showroom. It’s high on our shopping list now.

CH: That’s our goal! What specifically caught your eye?

DB: Everything. We wanted the whole showroom. The product and presentation were excellent. And we felt so welcomed by everyone. Chaddock was far and away the best thing we saw at Market.

CH: How is Chaddock a good fit for Savannah?

DB: Naturally, I love Savannah, but it’s a challenging area from a design perspective. Overall, Savannah style is traditional to transitional, and clean lined. We’re a southern city after all, but  remember there’s a strong coastal influence. And there’s something else. The arts flourish here. Savannah is classic AND edgy at the same time.

CH: Not everyone can strike that balance?

DB: It’s tricky! Chaddock designs have a sense of provenance and pedigree, but the styles are forward thinking and not stuck in the past. With all the options the company offers – it’s a designer’s dream – it’s easy to personalize the look. And there’s no compromise of quality.

CH: Do you have favorite pieces of Mary McDonald for Chaddock?

DB: Mary’s product is actually fairly new to the floor, but an early favorite is the Maison sofa. Great classic styling with novel attention to detail, like the notched back and sculpted legs, that elevate the look.

CH: You hosted Mary McDonald – together with Savannah’s Telfair Museums – just a few days ago. How did you find Mary in person?

DB: I know she’s a Californian, but she was perfectly at home in Savannah. She’s amazingly creative and generous, sharing ideas and inspiration. Mary McDonald for Chaddock really speaks for itself, but it was a treat to have the design visionary in our market!

Left to right: Blogger Emily McCarthy, Mary McDonald and Donna Ball


From Baby Boomers to Millennials, lively discussions around generations typically focus on furniture shoppers, and rightly so. As manufacturers, designers and retailers, we need to be in touch with the next generation’s needs and wants. Yet, it’s important to remember that emerging generations also represent future leadership. This is why Chaddock is actively recruiting rising talent for its Morganton, NC, Management Trainee program. Successful candidates with train with industry masters (like Dan Bradley and Jay Reardon), and ultimately be assigned a territory in the U.S. For today’s blog, we snagged Clara Osmont, a senior at High Point University. Looking ahead, Clara may join Team Chaddock upon graduation, but for now, we were delighted to have had her support at the October Market. You may remember Clara as our front desk receptionist. Clara offers some insights to tap into the power and potential of GenZ. Let’s go….

CH: Many of our established retailers and designers are interested – like Chaddock! – in attracting young talent, the next generation, so to speak. Any advice?

CO: One thing that I think really attracts people my age (and more broadly Millennials) is not only a good salary but meaningful work. Money is, of course, important – however, feeling like we’re doing something meaningful and with integrity is important. Having a great working environment is also a huge plus. If we can go to work and have fun with our colleagues in a pleasant environment that’s huge. Work is were you spend a majority of your time so it should be someplace where we can enjoy ourselves as well as be productive.

CH: What are you looking for in your first job after college, and next, what are your longer-term career aspirations, the next five years or so?

CO: I’m looking for a job that will help me grow. I want it to be a job where I can either commit to the company or use the experience as a steppingstone into my career and my future. In five years I would like to be in a higher managerial position within the company. I would also like to have a few side creative business projects of my own in the works. I’ve always been an entrepreneur and hopefully I can bring that into my job.

CH: What impresses you about Chaddock? What made you want to hear more, and consider a future here?

CO: What impressed my about Chaddock was the people. I met Missy [Mowery] and Jay [Reardon] at the [High Point University] Career Fair and immediately hit it off with them. Their energy and contagious enthusiasm for the business is what peaked my initial interest. I also loved how the company was an all-around American brand – high-quality furniture made in the U.S. with pride and integrity. Not to mention the beautiful product! When I worked as the Chaddock showroom receptionist during market, I lost count of how many people told me that the Chaddock showroom was by far the best they’d seen.

CH: What was the most interesting part of the Chaddock receptionist assignment for you?

CO: People watching! I also got to meet some awesome people. Chaddock has a great team of sales people. And I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the CEO Dan Bradley.

CH: Do you have a favorite piece of Chaddock?

CO: All the Chaddock pieces were gorgeous but if I had to choose I’d say the featured round  table at the center of the reception room was my favorite, the Meridian table.  It had both feminine and masculine elements. The rustic wooden tabletop and the wrought iron bottom made up of thin wire like legs. I want it!-Z_Meridien_qb4E7n7gufajJqljSGtImgUxSR180X-Kl2I91gS_koZ_Meridian_5y6bNyYOX4jkMEJTZXmgau71NwYyVpZ62BnRNUidKjE



Meet new Sales Rep Loren Reynolds, serving the great state of Texas (and beyond). Shown here in the Pickering Wing Chair at Meredith O’Donnell Fine Furniture in Houston.

CH: Welcome aboard, Loren. First, can you tell us about the interesting path that’s led you to Chaddock.

LR: I was not born into the furniture business like so many of my colleagues. I guess you can say I chose it. Better yet, maybe I was destined for a career in furniture and design sales. I studied architecture in college, became licensed, and then embarked on a professional career in the field. Discovering the world of furniture and design has been the happiest of accidents.

CH: Architecture’s loss. Our gain! Why did you change careers?

LR: I do love architecture, but something was missing. So much of my time was spent at the computer, without a lot of interaction and feedback from people.

CH: Does your background make you a better sales rep?

LR: Absolutely. Architecture, furniture design, and interior design have so much in common. The language and the aesthetic are the same. This has been an easy leap.

CH: What’s been the biggest change?

LR: Well, engaging with PEOPLE has replaced that huge chunk of time I spend face to face with the computer. At Chaddock, I call on what I term “legacy” accounts, dealers who’ve had a long relationship with Guy Chaddock and the overall brand. I love being part of that continuum. I also get to introduce Chaddock products and stories to new emerging designers and retailers. I love the variety of accounts and the people.

CH: What do your favorite accounts have in common?

LR: My favorite accounts ask a lot of questions – and I love it. I think this job is all about communication and problem solving. If I don’t have an answer, be assured I’ll get one. If there’s a problem, I’m all about solutions – and better yet, permanent ones! My dealers are also passionate and smart about their businesses. A genuine admiration for product often sparks initial interest, but they quickly assess the line from a business perspective too – is the style right for the customer base? Is customization available? Are the margins healthy? Can Chaddock support the business? I’m here to demonstrate yes, yes, yes and yes!

CH: What’s do you think about Chaddock so far?

LR: The people and product have amazing integrity. The sky’s the limit with Chaddock. That’s why I’m here. I love the culture and energy here. It’s very motivating to know that I can make a difference.


CH: How many High Point Markets will this be for you, Steve?

SL: Wow, it’s going to be a big number and then multiply it by two. Let’s just say I’ve been coming to High Point for decades.

CH: How has the Market changed over the years?

SL: Everything is ratcheted up – more vendors, more people, and the pace is faster. Today, more than ever, the High Point Market is fashion week for the furniture industry.

CH: And what’s not changed? What is essential to the character of Market?

SL: Krispy Kreme is ever-present! Seriously, Market is always about what’s new, of course, but the show is also about forging relationships. I know Dan Bradley at Chaddock is always just a phone call away, and our rep is generally only a few miles away – if he’s not actually in the store. That said, Market is the natural opportunity to reconnect and build the business together. Market’s about relationships.

CH: What are you shopping for at the fall Market?

SL: How much time do you have? We have three extremely vibrant and healthy stores on Florida’s west coast. We are dedicated to bringing our shoppers the best of the best. Robb & Stucky is also opening two new stores on the east coast later this year and next. We are shopping and buying for both coasts. The Robb & Stucky buying team is disciplined and works from a slot plan, but we will go “off script” to deliver exceptional value and style to our customers. It’s our responsibility to lead the market. We are open to surprises and new finds.

CH: Is Chaddock on your shopping list?

SL: Absolutely. We are big fans of Chaddock. The quality and style are great. Our customers care about made in America – and about options, personalizing the look. We sell Chaddock as-shown on the floor, but it’s easy for Robb & Stucky designers to create something unique for clients. That’s a function of all your options.

CH: Guy Chaddock. What does the name mean to you?

SL: Guy Chaddock is an industry icon. When I was coming up in the business, Guy Chaddock finishes were just revered.

CH: The Guy Chaddock Collection is relaunching this Market. What are your expectations?

SL: Well, I know quite a bit about revitalizing a brand, and I think Chaddock does too. I’m expecting styles and finishes that honor the past, okay, but that are also really relevant for now, for today’s customers.

CH: Do you have a favorite piece of Chaddock furniture on your floor?

SL: I’m a fan of what sells! I’m not going to recite the whole lineup, but I’ll just say that the Regent Table in an exceptional gray finish was a brilliant buy from a few Markets back. That’s the sort of signature piece we expect to find at Chaddock.




Lou Shafran

California native Lou Shafran thought she was headed for a career in law, until design intervened. She established a successful design business in L.A. before heading to the opposite coast to open Pacifica Interior Design.

CHADDOCK: Your work is amazing, but what’s your personal style?

LOU: My own personal style is simple and understated with an artful balance of shape, color – mostly neutrals – and texture. Now of course, I work with clients on a broad style and color spectrum. Every client is unique. Therein lies the challenge and the fun. My goal is for everyone to feel at home and at ease in a space. I think this is “comfort” at the highest level. It’s also the true definition of luxury.

CHADDOCK: You use the term “transformative” design. Intriguing. Can you explain?

LOU: Transformative design feels like it is “meant to be.” It describes interiors that are neither overdone or underdone. We all feel comfortable in such a space, often without knowing exactly why. That’s because it’s not one thing. It’s a full experience. Transformative design evolves over time. New items and ideas can certainly be layered in, but the essential design is timeless.

CHADDOCK: Any advice for clients to help them make good decisions and enjoy the decorating process?

LOU: I am a fan of simplicity. I really encourage clients not overcomplicate design. Today, we are all inundated with decorating ideas from books, magazines and the Internet. But this myriad of ideas don’t all belong in one room or home. Too much color, pattern and fabric can be discordant. That said, I love eclectic style and the combination of different periods. Variety needs to be artfully managed.

CHADDOCK: So tell us what is basic or essential to all great design?

LOU: Proportion. Keeping things in proportion. This means furniture and accessories are scaled properly and in harmony with the space. It’s fundamental to great rooms and one of the reasons I love Chaddock. Chaddock customizes. It’s not one size fits all proposition!

CHADDOCK: A little birdie told us you’re a fan of Larry Laslo. Describe Larry in three adjectives.

LOU: Well, fabulous for one, but that’s so evident. Larry Laslo is brilliant, charming and focused. A powerful trio!

CHADDOCK: Can you tell us what pieces from Larry Laslo for Chaddock you most covet?

LOU: I’m glad you made that plural. Let me give you a few favorites I’ve placed in client homes. The La Baron Platform bed (there’s a great dresser too), the Dawson Chair, the Crestwood Dining Table and the Nordic Dresser. All exceptional.

CHADDOCK: Let’s pretend you’re training a new designer on your team. What would you tell this young talent about Chaddock?

LOU: I’m a Californian. I would want a new designer to know that Chaddock is the legacy of the amazing Guy Chaddock, a renowned California maker who opened his studio in the 1950s. Experience matters. That ability to manage scale, for example – that’s mastered over time.