Century Furniture is one of the world’s largest privately-owned manufacturers of upper-end residential furniture. Its broad line of wood and upholstered furniture consists of bedroom, dining and occasional collections in traditional, transitional and contemporary styling. Century is recognized in the industry as a design leader, ranked in the forefront for its expertise in finishing and the many details of fine craftsmanship.
Century has an extensive casegoods facility with state-of-the-art woodworking capabilities and a sophisticated finishing operation, as well as three upholstery factories – all located in Hickory, North Carolina. With more than 60 years of stable growth, an experienced and aggressive management team and considerable investment in new technology, Century is meeting the challenges of the 21st century.
In July of 2013 Alex Shuford, II, and his children, Nancy Shuford Bledsoe, Alex Shuford, III, Comer Shuford Wear, and Eliza Shuford Hucks, formed RHF Investments, Inc. and acquired Century Furniture from the parent company CVI making them the sole owners of Century Furniture and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. At this time Alex Shuford, III, was named President of Century Furniture, marking the succession of the third family generation to lead Century.
Also in July, Century Furniture was awarded the ICON 2013 AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor. The honor marks and celebrates Century Furniture’s long-standing role as a leading force in the American home furnishings design pantheon – maintaining levels of workmanship, craft, and quality.
Past recipients have included the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, Historic Williamsburg,
Century partners with the most innovative and talented designers in the furniture fashion industry. Each designer adds their own unique elegance to each piece of furniture they create. Styles run the gamut, from contemporary wood and upholstery pieces to cutting edge outdoor designs. Century designers include Carrier and Company, Bunny Williams, Bob Timberlake, Windsor Smith, Candice Olson. Thomas O’ Brien, Charlotte Moss, Richard Friener and Patrick Aubriot.