Chris Annas is a native of Hudson, NC, a small town nestled in the Appalachian foothills of Western North Carolina. This area is known as the home of some of the nation’s largest furniture manufacturers. After working in the furniture industry, Chris studied Industrial Design at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
While attending school in Florida, he was employed by a small millwork and cabinet company, where he gained his intense appreciation for custom furniture and fine woodworking details. It was also here that he was given his first opportunity to design custom furniture pieces for customers. While Chris enjoyed the process of designing, he also realized that he took pride in developing the designs from the beginning to the finished product. He utilizes this same hands-on and problem solving design approach to this day. After graduating from the Art Institute, Chris returned to North Carolina to pursue a career within the furniture industry.
Chris was a part of the HBF Product Development team from 2001 until 2009.