Like attracts like as I've heard it said, and it has never been more true than the story of Allan Knight meets Shelley Starr from Moura Starr.
|Moura Starr, New York |
I looked for flaws or overlooked details.
There were none.
|Antibes Dining Chair|
name on the door was Moura Starr and as I looked at the moniker, I noticed it was 10 minutes until 5:00PM. The date was the 23rd pf December, and the building was about to be closed for the holiday weekend. I turned on my heals with David Combs, our textile manager and went to retrieve Allan. I broke into his meeting and said, "You have to see this showroom. You have to come now"!
He did and very thankfully so. They had just opened that doorway and Allan was immediately struck with the specialness of the entire line and the people working there.
Moura Starr is a company built on the will and determination of Shelley Starr. The brilliant realization of her complicated designs hinges upon her uncompromising opinion that her pieces have to be, well... perfect.
Her lacquers are applied by waterfall method and that is just the beginning of the details which make this line so spectacularly different from any other.
|Rohan Dining Table|
In the early Summer, we were contacted by the national sales manager. It seems that they had begun their search for Dallas representation. Richard did not know of our automatic affinity towards the line but we all admitted once the story was told to him that the kismet that brought us together made our decisions very clear. Moura Starr has never been shown in any showrooms other than their own. We are the first showroom they have allowed to carry the line.
Shelley describes her product as "classic designs with a modern flair", but she insists that her line is not contemporary.
"You can see the traditional aspects in each piece. There is something familiar and comfortable in each and every item in the catalog". -Shelley Starr
We agree, so much so that we have cleared out, remodeled and created a 100% Moura Starr "environment" in the front corner of the Dallas showroom. We get the first pieces next Monday. "I can't wait for that shipment to come in", says Allan. Anyone who knows him knows that his favorite time is when new pieces fly in the door.
And another Starr lands at Allan Knight.
Pun definitely intended.
|Moura Starr, Los Angeles Pacific Design Center|