In 1955 Peabody started the design firm Lawrence Peabody and Associates in Boston. Clients included Sears, Roebuck & Co., Kohler, Regal Rugs, Boyd Lighting, Chapman Lamps and Richardson Brothers.
Peabody also helped design numerous hotels in the United States and Caribbean, including the Carriage House in Kohler, Wisconsin, Malliouhana Hotel in Anguilla, British West Indies and Fager Island in Ocean City, Maryland.
Peabody owned a home in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, and along with friend DeWitt Peters, the founder of Haiti's Le Centre d'Art, he helped promote interest in primitive Haitian art.
According to his daughter, his mission in life was to beautify everything, and many of his designs were in response to what he felt was kitsch and ugliness in furniture design.
From joshuahudelson.com and lawrencepeabody.tumblr.com
|Prototype fiberglass chair|
|Walnut bench/coffee table|
|'His and Hers' lounge chairs for Selig|
|Calico ash credenza|
|Rocker for Richardson Nemschoff|
etsy.com - 20cModern
|Dining set for Richardson Nemschoff|
flickr.com - Kenny K
|Outwitted fabric for Sears|
|Tempest fabric for Sears|