The Acquisition of the Arete Collection

David Gebhart and Frederick Rayner are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Arete Collection.  Originally founded by Bradley Clifford and George Sellers, the Arete Collection is renowned for magnificently carved and hand-crafted home furnishings.
Global Views will introduce over 40 pieces from Arete’s Faux Bois and Facetted collections at the October High Point Market. The debut will showcase Arete’s unique carvings applied to decorative boxes, wall décor, lighting, and furniture in a wide range of finishes and materials. Included in the launch are a series of 8 magnificently articulated bronze caches with coordinating desk and table accessories.

The Faux Bois collection, true to its inspiration, reflects life-like carving; resembling nature. Pieces include table lamp, floor lamp and an accompanying side table. The Facetted collection is a spectacular tribute to contemporary design with modular pieces that can be configured into multiple shapes.

The Facetted console is showcased in a hand waxed white finish with gold leaf interior. The overall collection is a must see!

Studio A Home – A Global Views Company, will unveil several pieces from Arete’s Modernist collection reflecting a modern mood for design including an urn, bowl, and vase. A stylish series of travertine boxes with hand applied maritime bronze cast motifs will also be featured.
Existing customers of Arete Collection may continue to request product information via the website during the transition period as designs move to the Global Views and Studio A Home websites and showrooms for future purchasing. George Sellers, and his apprentice, Ely Sellers, have joined the Global Views team to facilitate this process and are excited for the opportunity to influence the design aesthetic of their new adopted home. “The design team and I are thrilled about this collaboration with George and Ely of Arete Collection. We are working on several new collections and releases that promise to be amazing and highlight their extraordinary talent” said David Gebhart, CEO of Global Views and Studio A Home.  #aretecollection @aretecollection #globalviews @globalviews .
Bradley Clifford’s next endeavor will be offering private label consulting in the home decor manufacturing sector as well as representing a variety of international artists. We are confident his next venture will be as great as his work at Areté Collection, which reflects his 26 year commitment to providing the highest quality design work in the marketplace.
Bradley can be reached directly at

What’s New, What’s Next

Save the date for the ninth annual What’s New, What’s Next event, a showcase of new ideas, design, materials, and products on September 14.
The most anticipated interior design event of the season will boast presentations, book signings, and panel discussions with the industry’s top editors, designers, and manufacturers.
Event schedule coming soon.

The NERLEI Award


the NERLEI Award

Yesterday, while in Portugal, CEO David Gebhart received a prestigious award from the NERLEI Association.


Global Views was nominated for this award by ALL the factories we work with in Portugal, and recognized for having worked with numerous Portuguese factories for over 19 years, contributing to the creativity, economy and working lives of the community.


A celebratory dinner followed with all in attendance overlooking the city of Leiria – on top of a hill – with the original stone-walled fort in the background.


To be recognized by such a prestigious organization is quite an honor.


Cheers to David and Global Views!


News in Brief at Global Views and Studio A Home:

Best Visual Presentation Award, Global Views, Summer 2015

Global Views has had a very exciting summer so far. With two summer markets down, Las Vegas Market is next, from August 2 -6. We are thrilled to open our expanded Vegas showroom and can’t wait to see you at market.

“The Vegas Showroom is going to be stupendous- Imagine how excited we all are to be merchandising right at 18,000 square feet of beautifully renovated and fantastically planned space. All of the samples in the GV showroom are new – as we sold off ALL of the old samples when we closed the showroom for renovation – so it will sparkle like a diamond!” -CEO David Gebhart

The Dallas Showroom won the Best Visual Presentation Award at the Dallas summer market and the Atlanta Showroom won Best Of Floor, For Outstanding Visual Display at Atlanta market. Hi five to our talented team! We can hardly wait for you to see the Vegas Showroom.

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