For over 60 years, David Edward has been a recognized design leader with a reputation for high-end designs, exceptional craftsmanship, and integrity of product. But what most may not know is that David Edward started as a small company that few had ever heard of. It was the dream of Edward Pitts, an entrepreneurial spirit with a bright mind and unwavering work ethic who wanted to make his best contribution to society and provide for both his customers and his employees. A vision similar to that of Kimball International founder, Arnold Habig.
In 1950, Arnold Habig purchased a struggling manufacturing company. In 1963, Edward Pitts purchased the assets of a bankrupted furniture manufacturing company. On foundations of hard work and family values, both continued to grow their successful businesses for decades.
Journeying through pianos, electronics, home and office furniture, Kimball maintained a high standard for craftsmanship and expertly executed manufacturing and distribution processes. David Edward—possessing the same high standards for craftsmanship—refined their focus to creating high-end, statement pieces designed to appeal to architects and designers.
Their paths crossed when Kimball International acquired David Edward in 2018. Through this partnership, Kimball and David Edward have been able to leverage unique strengths from both businesses to create a united path for the future. Leaning on Kimball’s decades of refining and perfecting manufacturing processes, the David Edward portfolio is able to fixate on what David Edward has always done best: delivering interior designers and architects with original, quality pieces designed to inspire sensational interactions in unexpected places. Craftsmanship still reigns supreme, with the best of the founders’ ideologies guiding the brand to the next exciting era.
Iconic style meets sensible craftsmanship in this culmination of 125 years of quality and experience. It’s time to expect a new unexpected.
Bold talent, creative energy, and master craftsmanship.
The look and feel of luxury, with the comfort and quality
that only comes with experience.
We consider every object in the David Edward portfolio to be a signature piece. Therefore, we have assembled a group of renowned designers from various fields of focus, geographies, and industry backgrounds to assure that we are collaborating for art and innovation. Our mission is to capture this mix of bold talent, creative energy, and master craftsmanship in order to present the best-in-class of modern crafted furnishings.
David Edward has a complete line of furniture solutions for all places and office landscapes, where anything can be accomplished productively. These innovative chairs and desks were crafted stunningly by modern-day designers with a vision of serving the broader community. The ability to come up with amazing products is not just talent but a commitment to the greater good.
“We consider every object in the David Edward portfolio to be a signature piece. Therefore, we have assembled a group of renowned designers from various fields of focus, geographies, and industry backgrounds to assure that we are collaborating for art and innovation. Our mission is to capture this mix of bold talent, creative energy, and master craftsmanship in order to present the best-in-class of boutique furnishings.”
MICHELLE BOOLTON, VICE PRESIDENT A&D