I wrote a post about Rapson in January of 2011. His grandson Ian R. Rapson happened upon it and left a comment in June of that year thanking me for the post and letting me know that he had linked back to my blog on the Ralph Rapson Facebook page. A month later, he contacted me to let me know that his family had begun selling furniture designed by Rapson. For the past year, my SIL has communicated periodically with family-owned Rapson-Inc. and finally reached the decision to become a dealer. The order has been placed, and I will post an update when the pieces are actually in the store.
The minute I saw the line, I was immediately enamored of the Greenbelt rockers and hoped to own one someday. (I even included it on my Pinterest board entitled "Things to buy before I die.") I'm pleased to say, that is looking more and more like a reality now. Not only am I a huge fan of Rapson's furniture designs, but I also have tremendous respect for him as an architect, so it's an honor for our family to be working with his family.
The chairs will come in maple or walnut with either natural, red or black cotton webbing or black leather straps. We hope to expand our selection to include the entire line in the store eventually. Here are the models we will have on the floor to start:
|Highback Rapson Greenbelt rocker|
|Rapson Greenbelt rocker|
|Rapson Greenbelt lounge|