On October 1st 1990, exactly 22 years ago today, John Boone and Chris Lockwood opened John Boone Inc. in New York City. A lot has changed since their early days as showroom owners and collection curators, but their sense of style and personal taste remains the same. This morning also marks the launch of their new website – to coincide with their anniversary. It’s a virtual catalog of their classic home furnishings, and a welcome addition to luxury interior design shopping on the web.
Here are the basics about the website. If you’ve got an account with JB, all is well. The email address and password you’ve used in the past to login to John Boone remains valid. If you don’t have account access set up, it’s as easy as filling out the online registration form. Once you’ve navigated into the ‘to-the-trade’ interface, the site is conveniently broken into categories to make your shopping experience easy. The wide range of upholstered pieces in the Lockwood/Boone line, the contemporary pieces in the Paul M. Jones collection, the Laque de Chine collection and Jerome Sutter lighting are all represented.
You can reference pieces by specific collections or search the catalog for specific pieces if perhaps you’re shopping for, let’s say, dining chairs. Once you’ve found a piece your interested in, you can click through to a downloadable PDF – perfect for emailing to a client. The website is clean, easy to use, and puts the entirety of John Boone’s offerings at your fingertips.
I stopped in the showroom several months ago, to see my friend and showroom manager Joyce Stansell-Wong. At the time I wrote about my favorite piece in the JB collection, the St.Thomas Sofa. She told me that a major website re-vamp was in the works, so I went back last week to see it first hand before it went live. That’s when I learned the firm had hired Meldi Diokno (one of New York interior designs most celebrated bon vivants) to join the staff. Classic home furnishing, a crisp new website to make shopping easy, and some amazing folks on staff representing the brand. I guess all that’s left to say is Happy Anniversary!