In 1997, life partners Carol Gregg and Gary Thompson recognized that her keen eye for design and his experience trading in Asia might provide the elements for a business, something that would allow them to travel and work together. They took the plunge later that year and began to import Chinese antiques. The couple soon discovered that competition in this niche was fierce, and in a bid to distinguish themselves, segued into Chinese reproductions which they finished in rich and unexpected colors, like sunflower yellow and cerulean blue.
red egg was reorganized in 1999 and is now solely owned by Carol Gregg. The company distributes nationwide and operates out of its office in High Point, North Carolina where red egg continues as an accent furniture company. While we still source and manufacture our cane product in the Philippines, our focus for our wood product is to manufacture all of it here in the USA. Our entire Double Happiness and Shanghai Loft collections are being manufactured in the USA. We are working on new introductions for these collections while developing new collections that will be made here as well. Our Cane, rattan and wicker product from the Philippines is also now being finished in lacquer colors here in the USA.
red egg currently exhibits at the High Point International Home Furnishings Market. Interior Designers, Architects and Boutique Lifestyle Retailers have been our main customer focus throughout our 17 years in business. Our product can be purchased through the trade and on select websites.
Carol, herself, perhaps best explains red egg: “We use sophisticated but fun colors to re create classic furniture so that it becomes something new and trend-forward. Our customers have come to depend on us to deliver well made products that are also fresh and interesting. That’s what we try always to do.”