LARGO, Fla.- Wendover Art Group has acquired Friedman Brothers, a 120-year-old decorative mirror and furniture accessories company based in Miami, Fla., for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition expands the company’s wall décor offerings.
Friedman Brothers was established in 1903 by two brothers who emigrated from England, bringing with them a talent for Old World elegant design and the skilled crafts of wood carving and finishing, with a particular focus on gold leafing. Friedman Brothers products are in museums and The Vatican, according to Wendover, and hotels like The Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria and Peninsula Beverly Hills.
This marks Wendover’s second acquisition in the past three months; in June it acquired Kevin O’Brien Studio, an upscale textile maker. It also purchased a 12,000 square-foot building in the Dallas Design District last month to house all of its brands and show them off to interior designers.
“We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Friedman Brothers, which aligns with our vision of catering to our luxury customers,” said CEO Richard Forsyth. “By joining forces with Lowcountry Originals and Kevin O’Brien Studio, Friedman Brothers brings superior quality and hand-crafted works of art made domestically. This partnership will elevate and expand our wall décor offerings. With its unique blend of heritage, craftsmanship, and attention to detail, we see great potential for updating old-world designs and creating awareness in both residential and commercial markets.”
“We are excited to announce that Wendover Art Group’s investment in the Friedman Brothers brand will continue the legacy of producing the finest hand-crafted mirrors while incorporating modern technology and creating new and innovative designs. This shared vision ensures a healthy future for Friedman Brothers and secures its legacy for decades to come,” said Clifford Poole, COO of Friedman Brothers.