“The most appealing aspect of working with a company like Bausman is that they have a commitment to quality, the creative design process and loyalty to their brand and retail partners,” says Patrick Madden, owner of Madden-McFarland Furniture and Design Boutique. The boutique exclusively represents Bausman & Company in Kansas City.
“Our companies have worked together for the past twenty plus years,” says Madden. “Recognizing the quality and customization that Bausman has to offer our designers and clients, we have promoted the brand for some time. Being a private company, Bausman has always been ahead of its competition, both in product and branding. They recognized that the retail and trade showrooms are shrinking and product placement is becoming more difficult to find.”
Bausman selected retail partners across the country that understand Bausman’s product. “Not only do they look for us to market the product, but they are also educating our design staff with factory tours, education and training,” says Madden. “By bringing our staff to the 100,000 square-foot facility in Ontario, California, they are educating and inspiring our staff to completely understand why we believe the Bausman product is the finest furniture made in the States.”
The selections at the Boutique are an eclectic mix.
Above: French reproduction chest finished in a beautiful blue with red and white under tones. Madden says, “This finish is layers and layers of hand rubbed finishes that gives it an acquired patina that only Bausman can execute.”
Transitional and contemporary pieces
“We have a fabulous dining table that is in a flawless ebony finish with a smooth mitered top,” Madden says. “It’s matched with a sideboard that shows some of the hand-forged hardware, exotic echowood veneers. And there are some very stylish X back dining chairs in a waxed renaissance leather with the hand-sewn baseball stitch.”
Above: Mandarin red, Asian sideboard with forged hardware, custom bi-fold doors and mitered plank top. $11,100.
Above: Coffee table with smokestack finish and a high-low planked top. $5,800. Madden says, “The table looks as if it has been around for generations. The iron stretcher gives it a strong visual texture.”
Above: Pub table with buffalo leather top paired with some of Bausman’s best-selling bar stools shown in one of their burnished leathers.
Above: Contemporary sideboard. Madden says, “It’s quartered echowood veneer with hand-beaten round, zinc hardware. The hardware on this piece is amazing.”
Bausman has 170 finishes options for their furniture, plus they can do any color or sample match that you can imagine. All Bausman finishes and glazes are made in house. Madden says, “A custom quote can be created with a computer-assisted design layout program and quoted back to you within 48 hours. Every piece is bench-made, by hand, and follows a process that I have seen at no other manufacturer.”
Madden is pleased to work so closely with Bausman as a partner. He says, “Bausman is run like a family business, much like Madden-McFarland, and I think that makes a big difference for me. When I am selling a piece of Bausman, I can truly tell a client that this is ‘your’ piece of fine, bench-made furniture. No two pieces of Bausman will ever be the same. They go to great lengths to ensure the quality of the product is second to none.”