Read the full article from Norman Living's  A Family Affair: Celebrating a Half Century of Excellence

Read the full article from Norman Living's A Family Affair: Celebrating a Half Century of Excellence

The story of Mister Robert Fine Furniture and Design began October 1, 1958, with a single storefront at 109 East Main Street in downtown Norman, Oklahoma. It has since become a landmark, expanding over half a city block, of furniture stores for over five decades, bringing quality furnishings, design and workmanship in furniture to much of central Oklahoma.

The business continues to grow and thrive and Mister Robert has acquired its reputation for quality design and merchandise. Today, three generations work full time at Mister Robert, including founders Robert "Bob" and Sara Jean Calonkey. They were joined by their son Steve in 1975, and their daughter Keven Calonkey Carl, ASID in 1980. The third generation is represented by Katelynn Calonkey, daughter of Steve, who joined the family business in 2011. 

Mister Robert strives for the very best in each piece we select and the total complete look of an entire room or home. 

In its original location since 1958 and still going strong, the three-generation business represents a family tradition characterized by an appreciation for craftsmanship and exemplary quality, a history of exacting attention to detail, elevated design talent and time-less style. Mister Robert strives to bring customers the very best in each select piece, utilizing top lines like Henredon, Maitland-Smith, Theodore Alexander and E.J. Victor as well as one-of-a-kind and distinctive items, accessories and works of art chosen for their “wow” factor. For the ideal combination of comfort and elegance, choose detailed statement pieces from the showroom or take advantage of complimentary design services from an expert team of designers.

Mister Robert is a barometer of fashion with a keen eye to social trends and the newest palettes, fabrics and styles. While the fashion pendulum can swing from traditional to contemporary, Mister Robert dabbles in the edgy, but stays true to customer desires for transitional, timeless pieces that blend and flow with both traditional and modern, nuanced silhouettes. With a wide spectrum of styles, Mister Robert nods to modern classics for a distinctive feeling of luxurious and livable comfort, design and quality that will endure through the ages.

Its permanent location, filling six well-stocked historic buildings in downtown Norman, is a vast and captivating collection of original oil paintings, vibrantly colorful rugs, polished and intricately carved wooden tables, dressers and armoires, inviting chairs of every style and upholstery, large high-end leather pieces (Mister Robert is a premier purveyor of fine leather upholstery for a lifetime) and much, much more.