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Horse Hair Furniture

Joe Calagna ~ Anthony Lawrence Belfair

“Horse hair furniture is a bit of a misnomer, since the high-end upholstery industry has almost uniformly replaced the actual horse hair used to pad furniture with a nylon synthetic ‘hair’ that outlasts its namesake” explains Joe Calagna, the 3rd generation upholstery master who with his sister Lana own Anthony Lawrence-Belfair in NYC’s tony Flatiron district.  I spent an hour and a half with him yesterday to be educated on why his furniture is the very best available.  Here’s what I observed and learned. Continue reading