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A Style Icon Still Going Strong After 40 Years

For four decades, Holly Hunt has been creating a style lexicon all its own. HH40 celebrates that legacy.

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The Torus Pendant is inspired by a seashell, shaped by the natural flow of water. Crafted from fine porcelain, its translucent, textured surface glows when lit. It is also available as a sconce.

By any standard, 40 years in business is a milestone to celebrate. But it is even more noteworthy when the business is a firm that has made a lasting imprint on design, an influencer in the fullest sense of the word. It was founded in 1983 by designer Holly Hunt, who curated collections of luxury furniture and accessories, and presented them in a gallery-like setting in The Mart, in Chicago. She subsequently sold her eponymous company to Knoll, but has returned to collaborate on the new HH40 collection. “It was a joy to reunite with Holly Hunt for this collection,” the designer says. “When I opened the first showroom 40 years ago, I didn’t have a business plan, but I had a vision. This collection embodies that vision and pushes it further.”

Style Primer

The Tubac Lounge Chair is a modern take on midcentury design. The sculptural, anodized aluminum frame is meticulously crafted to create the illusion of a singular supportive element.

HH40 comprises 18 designs—including a sofa, lounge and dining chairs, tables, bedroom furniture, a chandelier, a pendant and sconces—designed by the Holly Hunt Studio team, led by Executive Creative Director Jo Annah Kornak. “This was an extraordinary collaboration,” says Kornak. “We worked closely with Holly to transform ideas and concepts into pieces that function as a perfectly articulated detail in the story of how our clients live. There is a level of freedom present, encouraging experimentation with contrasting design styles to create an unforgettable and authentic arrangement. From the organically shaped Petro Table to the more refined and architectural Tubac Lounge Chair, each piece is impactful on its own and harmonious when paired together.”

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A testament to modular design, the Eon bedroom series is comprised of three components: a statement bed, a nightstand designed to fit within the wings of the headboard, and a four- or six- drawer cabinet.