Our travels took us to beautiful Southern California last week. It was our pleasure to visit with owners Penny Haptor and her son Greg. A long time trade showroom in Los Angeles, Haptor Barrett is currently located in the California Market Center in Building C on the 9th floor suite C-999. Penny will tell you this is a temporary location as she has big plans for the future to open a beautiful new showroom. In their current location they have a beautiful settings in a series of spaces adjacent to their office where they showcase a diverse selection of the premier brands they represent. These displays are a mere glimpse of the furnishings, textiles, accessories and services they represent.
Penny, Greg and other members of their talented team are graduates of our Hickory University program. Hickory University is a program for Pearson trade showrooms and the designers that they serve. In late June 2014 Pearson moved from High Point to Hickory to a larger facility known for its ability to make customized one-of-a-kind upholstery and wood products in just a few weeks from order. The 600+ team of artisans and craftsmen are also known for its lean manufacturing prowess. During Hickory University the participants tour the upholstery workroom, the 5,000 square foot showroom, design center and the wood furniture workroom. The participants come from across the country and tell us that they enjoy meeting designers and retail sales associates from across the country. For members of ASID, IIDA and IDS, they also leave with 6 CEU credit hours as well! If you are an interior designer in the Los Angeles area and are interested in coming to see how Pearson's extensive upholstery collection is made, please contact Haptor Barrett for more information.
It is this expertise of Penny and her team that designers that make Haptor Barrett a trusted trade showroom for over 30 years. Pearson is proud to be represented by this talented team. We hope working with Haptor Barrett our craftsmen can make special pieces for your clients.