For more than 75 years, Robert Allen has been serving the residential and hospitality design community by offering premium fabrics, luxurious furnishings and ground-breaking design services that are relevant and timeless.
The story begins in 1938, when Benjamin and Esther Weissman founded the company in Boston, later naming it for their two sons, Robert and Allen. Through the years they pioneered the broad distribution of fabric books and were the first to organize fabrics by color with the Robert Allen Color Library. The design philosophy of Robert Allen fabrics and furniture centers on color, drawing inspiration from working with mills in far-flung places around the globe that align with their principles. The designs are influenced by the worlds of fashion, design, architecture and pop culture.