Chris and Walter Chapin




Colorful Co-Creators Their signature is bright, bold patterns and colors. Whether it’s an area rug, bedspread or throw pillow, you can spot the ones from Company C at 50 yards. Company creators Chris and Walter Chapin started small 10 years ago, selling handmade rugs to the design trade from their home in Concord. Then they, both lovers of color and design, started creating their own. Today they have 40 employees and 900 dealers worldwide. The Chapins say they found a niche in a marketplace that offered products that were mostly dull and traditional. “We offered something a little more exciting,” says Chris. And they do it all according to socially responsible business practices.

New Hampshire Magazine knows where "It" is at. Each November, we identify the state's most happening people and publish their names and profiles in our annual "It List."

So what defines an "It" Person?

How about buzz, panache, je ne sais quoi, currency,  a person whose time has come, a person of tomorrow, a timeless person, noteworthy, below the radar, in the news, in the know, hot, cool, high impact, slippery, a mover and shaker, a humble saint, a behind-the-scenes operator, a scenery chewer, an unsung hero, a hero who knows how to sing. 

It's a quality that's hard to define, but you know it when you see it.

Above is one member of the 2006 It List. 


To make a nomination for the 2007 list (now under development) drop a line to editor@nhmagazine.com.

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