The Ives chair is one of our beautiful upholstered chairs that embraces the body when seated. We have created it to cradle the body because we know, whether the piece is for a residential project or a resort, we all long to be able to relax at the end of the day. The Ives chair is one of our pieces that expresses our mantra “home as resort and resort as home.”
The J. Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture was designed by Joni Vanderslice. Inspired by travel for projects and by personal excursions, Joni brings globally-influenced design notes to comfortable, functional and timeless pieces. Meant to be utilized in both contemporary and traditional settings, as well as residential and hospitality venues, Vanderslice plays with scale and proportion, and her pieces always incorporate unexpected details.
Family-owned in North Carolina since 1992, Stanford Furniture manufactures sumptuously comfortable, exquisitely tailored custom upholstery. J. Banks Design was inspired to collaborate with this brand because they build in comfort at every step in the manufacturing process. Each hardwood frame is designed to have the perfect pitch.
All seat cushions are made with spring down or feather soft construction; and back cushions with blend down. Almost every piece is built with eight-way hand-tied coil springs. All of their upholstery is bench made with precise tailoring methods perfected over decades. Their cutters cut every fabric individually to ensure a full pattern match on the front, sides, and back of the piece. And of course, each piece is carefully inspected before they send it to you to ensure perfection.
Since J. Banks Design was founded in 1986, the firm has been celebrated for infusing projects with elements that promote a casually elegant lifestyle, such as the pieces in the collection for Stanford. J. Banks Design’s interiors are best known to reflect the personal preferences and style of each of their clients in an elevated manner. Luxury without pretense, unique scale and proportion, and a blending of old and new are signature elements that are found within the firm’s interiors.