High Point Furniture Show - October 2014
"Market" as it's called in the industry, refers to The International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, NC which takes place every April & October. Like Brigadoon, every spring and fall this quaint southern hamlet bursts into life with vendors and buyers descending on it from all over the world to do business. Permanent and temporary showrooms bustle all around the city and are festooned with the latest trends, collections, and achievements displayed by vendors in every category of home furnishings. Every hour of our schedule is penciled in with meetings at one showroom or another for the several days that we are here - and there are plenty of hugs and smiles to go around during these busy days as over the years many of our colleagues here have become dear friends. Pictured here is the Pallisades Chair from Thibaut Design, one of our favorite showrooms in HP, and on the walls "Zane" a small scale trendy geometric from the Seraphina Collection by Anne French.
Here are a few of the highlights from this trip:
With Suzanne Kasler in her stunning new space featuring her fall collection at the Hickory Chair showroom in High Point. I love Suzanne's aesthetic sensibility. Her pieces adapt so easily to a designer's own spin and always stay clean and timeless. She's hit another Market Collection out of the park!
We're falling in love with Stanley Furniture's handsome reinterpretation of their Crestaire line. Stanley originally launched the line in 1964 which epitomized the Danish Modern trend of the time. We call it Mid Century Modern today, and if you haven't noticed, it's resurged with gusto as Americans have almost across the board, embraced a more streamlined approach to home furnishings. We think these bold silhouettes are great mixed with simple traditional pieces for a collected and smart feel. Think Mad Men only better!
Here is part of The Bungalow Collection at Vanguard Furniture's showroom in High Point this Fall Market. We love the idea of a game table - where family and friends can gather, and this 36" table with upholstered chairs serves perfectly with its smart styling and ease of use. The table can be done in any finish a designer can dream up and the chairs, with builtin handles, can be done in any fabric and roll with ease to anywhere an extra seat is needed. I love the look and the functionality, add in the adaptability and this little scenario is a true gem!
Finally, a peek into the new Kelly Wearstler Collection at Visual Comfort & Co.Lighting showroom at High Point's Fall Market. Visual Comfort is thee hot ticket this Market with lines out the door and nobody getting in without an appointment. We began carrying and specifying Visual Comfort 15 years ago, and since then they have gone on to produce spectacular lighting designed by Thomas O'Brien, Barbara Barry, Suzanne Kasler, Aerin Lauder, Alexa Hampton, Ralph Lauren and more. They are a superb example of genius craftsmanship and cutting edge design. And one of the industry partners we rely on to help us create the looks we are known for. Love you Visual Comfort... Congrats on another Market triumph. We can say we "knew you when... "
A great trip with more great finds !