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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Herbert TenHave

Unk - 2000

Herbert TenHave designed for the associated Sligh furniture companies, Charles R. Sligh, Sligh Lowry Furniture Co., and the Grand Rapids Chair Co. In his 20 years association with the Sligh concerns he created fine traditional desks, streamlined modern pieces, and French provincial occasional pieces, transitional designs that are adaptable to a variety of settings.

Notable among his many designs is the Sligh Cross Country group for living room, bedroom, and dining room, the Sligh Jubilee Collection, created to commemorate Grand Rapids’ Diamond Jubilee of the furniture industry, and the popular Sligh Keynote Group.

He won his diploma from the Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn in one year, a feat normally requiring three years. After World War II he taught classes in his field in the veteran’s training courses in Grand Rapids and Holland and was a lecturer in summer sessions of the furniture course that was instituted by the University of Michigan. He also served as president of the Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association in 1953.


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First NameHerbert
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Excerpted from Furniture Age, December 1953.

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