Sisters Susan Hable Smith and Katharine Hable Sweeney founded the NYC-based textiles company Hable Construction in 1999. Named after their Texan great-grandfather’s 20th century road construction business, this new generation merged their expertise and talent to create distinctive and functional products for everyday living. Paving roads of a different sort, the Hable sisters have entered the 21st century as leaders in textile design while expanding their studio to create floor coverings, fine art, and custom work.
Katharine is the born sales professional and Susan is the artist. Together they combine practicality, sophistication, and timelessness into all of their work. Operating on the belief that the layering of color, texture, and form inspires, Hable Construction creates bold and graphic designs dubbed with colorful, hand-drawn patterns that have become the hallmark of their aesthetic. All Hable products are created by skilled artists and artisans, employing traditional screen-printing procedures for their fabrics in an old New England factory.