Product placement: Have a Seat

By Rosalind Fournier

When William White IV founded Gabby, a division of the Birmingham-based, luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer Summer Classics, he had two clear goals. He wanted the new company to feature indoor pieces that match the level of quality and style that Summer Classics—headed by William’s father, president and CEO Bew White IIl—has maintained in outdoor furnishings since 1978.

But he also wanted Gabby to have its own, distinct personality—specifically the personality of its namesake, Gabriella Comer White. She was William’s grandmother and a great inspiration: an adventurer, world traveler, and a woman of conviction. Like Gabby herself, the line is defined by high standards and eclectic character, and the designers search far and wide for fresh ideas and novel combinations. Gabby can be found in furniture stores and interior design firms throughout the country and as far as Quebec.