Inspired by original mid-century designs, the Nemschoff Classics Collection brings sophistication and comfort to community spaces. Designed and scaled to recreate the comforts of home, architectural lines manifest mid-century nuances while contemporary materials speak to today’s style. High performing and comfortable, each design is highly compatible with other furnishings made specifically for today’s public places.


  • Beauty from Every Angle

    The varied geometries and styles of the collection are intentional; each is designed to work together as a group or complement furnishings within existing settings. Seamless design offers appeal from the front, back and sides. The Classics Collection is skillfully upholstered and carefully detailed to contribute to any environment.
  • Maintaining the Original Design Intent

    Peabody was an ideal designer for Nemschoff, as he shared a common interest in creating lasting designs. Like Nemschoff, Peabody understood the importance of using outstanding craftsmanship to achieve unforgettable aesthetics. In updating the furniture for the Classics Collection, Nemschoff went great lengths to keep the design, the spirit, and the essence of Peabody’s work. Every contour, every detail is influenced by Peabody’s original design intent.
  • New Wood Species for Added Appeal

    The Classics Collection is available in solid Maple, White Oak, and Walnut. A low-sheen finish delivers transparency to articulate each unique grain pattern. The three wood species relish the era in which the originals were made, and offer the same durability expected of today’s Nemschoff products.

“You will quickly recognize it for what it is—entirely practical furniture that boldly expresses the best in American taste.”

– Lawrence Peabody, the Nemschoff Peabody Collection Catalog, 1959

Products in this Collection


Awards & Recognition

  • Best of Year Honoree, Interior Design, 2016

About the designer

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Lawrence Peabody went on to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. As a result, there’s a distinctive Scandinavian influence in the designs he created. Peabody achieved recognized success within the design community and furniture industry as an architect, interior designer, and furniture designer until his death in 2002. His pragmatic, direct, and humble nature made him a fine cultural fit for Nemschoff.

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