Bob Timberlake Furniture
A professional artist and designer in the American realist style, Bob Timberlake is renowned for lifelike depictions of his rural North Carolina home. His 1990 The World of Bob Timberlake home furnishings line pioneered the eclectic, lifestyle furniture look and remains the world's best-selling furniture brand.
Bob Timberlake furnishings are as contemporary as they are rooted in history, as inviting as they are beautiful. Attention to detail, quality, craftsmanship, and deep, warm finishes underlie the feeling of retreat and relaxation that characterize furnishings from America's best-selling furniture brand. Eighteenth-century and arts and crafts help you create a look of authentic, stylish comfort.
A lifelong North Carolina native, Bob Timberlake began his art career at age 33 when encouraged by fellow artist Andrew Wyeth to devote himself to painting full time. An avid collector, Bob surrounds himself with decoys, enamelware, canoes, birdhouses, quilts, and other icons of rural America, which then become the subject of his sought-after American realist paintings. Bob's warm personality and love of folk art, craftsmanship, and history are an integral part of his everyday world...and of this, his original furniture collection.
SOME INFORMATION ON BOB TIMBERLAKE, THE ARTIST
At the age of 33, Bob was encouraged by Andrew Wyeth to devote himself to painting full-time. His first three solo exhibitions at New York's Hammer Galleries were sold out days before their openings. He has held numerous solo museum exhibitions, including the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Fry Museum in Seattle, and the Isetan Gallery in Tokyo. Bob designed the first Christmas Stamp for the US Postal Service, both the North Carolina and South Carolina statehood stamps, and the commemorative postcard marking the bicentennial of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
THE COLLECTOR AND DESIGNER
An avid collector, Bob surrounds himself with things that evoke images of a simpler time: decoys, enamelware, canoes, birdhouses, quilts, antiques, and other icons of the rural South. Bob has recently partnered with Century furniture to launch a comprehensive furniture line based on his designs. The Bob Timberlake furniture collection captures a traditional rustic charm that is sure to please. Bob has received some of the industry's highest awards for his designs. The Bob Timberlake collection captures the pride, attention to detail, and workmanship of the Southern tradition of craft, translating it into the appealing, highly successful collection of home furnishings it is today.