Genuine Style, Iconic Design
Genuine Style, Iconic Design
David Sutherland, Chairman of Perennials and Sutherland, LLC and co-owner of Sutherland Furniture® and Perennials Luxury Performance Fabrics®, is known for bringing a fresh point of view to design while creating refined collections for casual contemporary living both indoors and out.
David Sutherland launched his first showroom in Houston. A short time later, a second showroom was added in Dallas, where the 25,000-square-foot corporate headquarters is located today. The Los Angeles showroom opened in 1999 and underwent expansion in 2004 and again in 2014. Success with Sutherland’s proprietary products in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas led to the opening of two more showrooms in New York’s well-known Design & Decoration building and the Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach, Florida in 2005. This expansion was a natural progression in two major markets for Sutherland to showcase new indoor and outdoor collections to the interior design community.
This year marked the launch of Sutherland® Furniture with an outdoor collection of 35 pieces introduced at the San Francisco Market. A collaboration between David Sutherland and internationally-acclaimed furniture designer John Hutton, this collection created a new niche in the outdoor furniture market. For the first time, innovative design defined exciting outdoor rooms that possessed all the comfort, style and utility of indoor spaces. Sutherland pioneered tailored-cushion “deep-seating” collections for the outdoors and was the first company to introduce fully-upholstered outdoor collections.
Responding to a need by interior designers and architects for high-performance outdoor fabrics with indoor fabric design sensibilities, David Sutherland’s personal and professional partnership with his wife, Ann, led to the formation of a new company: Perennials®. Partnering with John Hutton again, Perennials introduced comfortable colors, great hand and beautiful textures and patterns using 100% Solution Dyed Acrylics. Perennials’ trademark fiber design technology leads the industry with soil, stain and UV resistance while exceeding the demanding abrasion ratings required by the contract market.
Perennials Textiles de Mexico was originally formed to store raw materials and produce sampling materials in a warehouse space in Toluca, Mexico. In 2008 Perennials purchased loom machines and set up a production facility in San Luis, Mexico. The mill was later expanded to include weaving, sampling, and storage under one state-of-the-art 60,000 square feet roof. PTM continues to increase fabric production, satisfying our growing retail partnerships.
Though Perennials sold luxury performance rugs on a one-off basis prior, the brand expanded upon the category in 2013, creating a full collection of customizable made-to-order rugs and voila, Perennials Rugs was born! Over the years Perennials Rugs continues to push the envelope of weaving innovation and custom design, expanding performance into categories like Flat Weave, Tibetan Knot and Chenille drop stitch.
Sutherland Perennials Studio debuted in London’s Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, marking a significant milestone in international growth for both Perennials Fabrics and Rugs and Sutherland Furniture.
Perennials Rugs production received a makeover in the form of a new facility in India—Perennials Textiles India. In addition to renovating the original weaving facility in India, another building is built from the ground up to accommodate increased rug production and complete quality control. These facilities are owned and operated by Perennials.
Perennials and Sutherland, LLC continues to expand into new markets and distribution channels for Sutherland® and Perennials® products, while David Sutherland Showrooms keep redefining trends in the professional showroom and shopping experience. Sutherland continues to collaborate with the world’s design luminaries while expanding their offerings with new materials and innovative methods of manufacturing and craftsmanship. Meanwhile, Perennials product designers stretch the boundaries of possibility using the company’s trademark 100% Solution-dyed Acrylic fiber; innovations in yarns, construction and new product categories to inspire the design community. As leaders in the international design marketplace, Perennials and Sutherland, LLC looks forward to growing a rapidly-expanding retail business while also increasing focus on the hospitality industry.