Voltage has been a mainstay in Cincinnati for more than 30 years. Jeff Hinkel, an architect by trade, combined his architectural experience with his passion for design and created Voltage Inc., which first opened as a lighting shop on Hyde Park Square in 1989. “After studying in Europe during architecture school, I realized this caliber of design was missing in the Cincinnati market and Voltage was born,” says Hinkel. Voltage quickly expanded from lighting to furniture as the demand for contemporary design became more prevalent.
“From lighting, furniture was the next natural step in creating complete, cohesive interiors,” Hinkel explains. He moved just off the Square into a larger space which would showcase Italian furniture in addition to lighting. It’s something he was inspired to try after meeting a couple in Philadelphia who ran a beautiful shop. Hinkel has found that classic pieces of furniture like B&B Italia Charles sofas, Cassina Cab chairs, and Minotti Andersen sofas are tried and true items customers adore.
Voltage now resides in the heart of Oakley, in a 12,000-square-foot, two-story showroom. The furniture and lighting lines represent the highest level of Italian design, craftsmanship and innovation, and the showroom offers clients the experience of a full-service design destination. The staff can assist in nearly every aspect of your project, large or small, from just a simple lighting selection to space planning, furniture and material selection, and kitchen and closet design. Long-time fan Fritz Harding is a residential interior designer based in Columbus, who says he wouldn’t work with anyone but Voltage for high-end contemporary projects.
“The Voltage team is very knowledgeable about a range of fine European lines and always recommends the best application for my clients,” says Harding. “The follow through and attention to detail is wonderful.”
Voltage remains Cincinnati’s destination for high-end, contemporary, European designs.
“While contemporary furniture is more sought after today,” says Hinkel, “we set ourselves apart by showing clients what’s available at the highest level of design.”
Voltage Furniture is located at 3209 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209. For more information, call 513.871.5483 or visit www.vintagefurniture.com.