CIRCA WHO: Henry Link
CIRCA WHAT: Bali Hai Collection

Henry Talmadge Link (b.1889 d.1983) had been a banker in Lexington, N.C., and New York before he organized Dixie Furniture Company in 1936 with 90 employees.

Dixie Company The company, now Lexington, still owns the Link brand and last marketed it several years ago. The Henry Link Corp. dates back to 1964 and was considered the first company to produce casual wicker home furnishings.

“We have had many fine men in the industrial life of Lexington, N.C., but we have not produced any greater than Henry T. Link. His business achievements, moral influence, philanthropy, and community leadership make his life a hallmark of success.” (L.A. Martin, News Historian) He was inducted into the American Furniture Hall of Fame in 1998.

Bali Hai: British West Indies styling blends with eclectic Polynesian influences, showcasing elements like woven raffia, rattan, crushed bamboo, penn shell inlays and leather-wrapped bamboo.

Now Bali Hai, still under Lexington, was taken over by Tommy Bahama and have gave it new life.


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