Henry Link Trading Company reflects the passion of an industry icon, and his pursuit of classic furnishings, exotic materials and innovative designs from around the globe.
Henry T. Link was one of four founders of the Dixie Furniture Company in the town of Lexington, NC. The business dates back to 1901. After visiting Henry Ford's automobile assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan in 1940, Mr. Link revolutionized the industry by introducing automatic conveyors and mass production techniques to move furniture from one stage of assembly to the next.
In 1964, the Henry Link Corporation was organized and became the first company to popularize casual wicker furnishings. Nationally, the product was marketed as Wicker by Henry Link. Over the years, the product line grew to include an expanded assortment of unique styles. Henry Link loved to travel, and frequently returned from trips abroad with treasures for his home along with inspiration for his furniture designs. As a result, the brand and logo evolved to Henry Link Trading Company, reflecting a destination-oriented theme, and the innovative designs for which the brand has become known.
In 1987, the Henry Link Corporation, along with Link-Taylor, Dixie Furniture and Young-Hinkle were merged to form a single entity known as Lexington Furniture Industries, doing business today as Lexington Home Brands. Henry Link Trading Company is one of the company's portfolio brands.
Henry Link was inducted into the prestigious Furniture Hall of Fame in 1998, recognizing his 50 year legacy of industry leadership. Henry Link Trading Companyremains a reflection of Mr. Link's pursuit of timeless design - blending exotic materials and cultural elements to create a sophisticated, unique, and enduring look.
The latest chapter in the storied tradition of the Henry Link Trading Company will be unveiled at the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, NC on April 2, 2011.
The spirit of discovery and the legend of a classic brand continue..