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Plain People in the News: April 2023

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

How an Amish Craftsman Turned Masterpieces From The Met Into Gallery-worthy Furniture. Abner Henry has unveiled a furniture collection based upon art masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. April 28, 2023, 1:45am Ernest Hershberger has never felt spiritually connected to a piece of furniture. A devout member of the Amish church and chief executive officer of high-end furnishings maker Abner Henry, Hershberger saw the pieces he designed and handcrafted as merely the end product of his hard work. But that changed three years ago when he got a call from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Met wanted to expand its home goods licenses into furniture — the museum has partnerships with other brands such as luxury bedding maker Ann Gish — and it needed a collaborator that could deliver the level of quality befitting the prestige of the venerable institution. The full story can be found at: https://wwd.com/business-news/business-features/how-an-amish-craftsman-turned-masterpieces-from-met-into-gallery-worthy-furniture-1235632253/

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