The Wellington Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the William Wright Collection, located at 419 N. Dixie Highway in Lake Worth. The William Wright Collection features a showroom with fine furniture and accent pieces that are unique and eye-catching.
William Wright was born and raised in Shelbyville, Ky., and came from humble beginnings. A teacher noticed that he might like to earn a few extra dollars, so she invited him to clean her house. While at her home, he was introduced to finer home furnishings. He learned how to care for and clean valuable antique items, expensive rugs and gold items — all of which he did not have in his own home. Because he did well at his work, other jobs followed.
Wright noted that one teacher offering him his first job and taking him under her wing opened his eyes to the possibilities of things that he could have one day.
Wright later attended Western Kentucky University, earning a bachelor’s degree in performing arts. After graduating, he worked various jobs as a set designer. This was his focus and passion, but it didn’t pay well. He then went into merchandising and sales for furniture stores, and soon became a buyer. Years later, the store he was working for was being sold, so he took the advice of a friend and moved to Florida in 1996. He quickly became a buyer for an interior design company in Jupiter. Over time, he started managing designers, so he went back to school to get a degree in management.
The next step was to open his own store, which Wright did in December 2012.
With 18 years of experience in furniture design Wright said that his store is a niche for interior designers to buy popular items in scale and in a precise color for rooms they are creating. His showroom also allows him to make his items available to the public. He noted that his furniture and accessories are high quality with middle to low prices. Wright added that because of his design experience, there is “uniqueness and flash factor” to every piece.
For more information about the William Wright Collection, call (561) 379-9070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about businesses in Wellington area, call (561) 792-6525 or visit the Wellington Chamber of Commerce web site at www.wellingtonchamber.com.
Above: New member William Wright (with scissors) takes part in a Wellington Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony.