Share with us your history into the fabric and textile world.
I grew up in the warehouses of the company watching the previous generation run the business. Later, I attended UCLA and in 1978, graduated with a degree in economics. After college, I worked for various retail customers, held sales territories, and worked in our LA offices for a bit of time until moving back to Tulsa in 1981 to begin hard training for the business.
What do you think will be the lasting effects on your creative work and/or the textile industry from the pandemic?
Home has been accentuated since we’ve been forced to stay within those walls. In the coming years, I think this could very likely be considered the decade of the home.
What is design’s impact on the world?
Design creates interior spaces that are attractive and comfortable.
Give us a peek into your daily routine—what does a day in the life of David Finer look like?
I wake up at 5:45am and exercise for a half hour. I’m at the office by 8:30am and head home around 6pm and exercise again—have to get my cardio in. Then it’s time for dinner, relaxation, sleep, repeat.
Let's talk history—how important is honoring a brand's legacy? It’s vital. Many brands have lost their legacies, but I’m proud that Fabricut’s legacy is very much alive and remains important to the company’s existence.
Let's dive into S. Harris. How do you describe the brand's style and our textile voice?
For me, S. Harris has a very distinct style and voice. It’s edgy, eclectic, daring, non-traditional, and adventurous.
What's been your biggest professional accomplishment?
To be the link between the founders of Fabricut and the future generations and perpetuating a very healthy, flourishing company within our industry.
What’s your favorite S.Harris fabric?
Brushstroke Velvet. I love the way it looks and it’s alive with artistry!