The Hopkins Collection was initially inspired by archival photographs of woven twine furniture made in Cote d’Azur during the 1940s. Local French craftspeople had responded to the material shortages of war, using hemp twine to create a limited number of chairs. Few pieces of the twine seating from that period exist today, yet the furniture was a unique expression of the French Riviera. This collection creates an entirely new and expanded line of furniture in the spirit of those originals. This Collection won awards at NeoCon and has been published in books and design magazines.