From blues and corals to brass and embellishments, new products and trends as well as fresh ideas can be observed in next High Point Market. And to get you all excited, I thought I’d share with you a sneak peek of High Point Market October 2014 products.
Exemplifying this season’s take on texture, Natural Curiosities’ Daedalus boasts 3,000 hand-painted feathers gathered into a unified form, creating dramatic visual impact. The shape alludes to a shield, channeling the intrinsic magic and awe of nature. For additional styles that you just must touch, see also the Gunnison Chair from Jaxon by Victoria Richter, and Massoud’s wingback chair covered in Tibetan sheepskin.
Caracole emphasizes shape in the What’s New Pussycat wing chair. Also making a nod to mid-century modern form are the Lazy Chair by Calligaris, and the Player’s Chair from B. Pila Design.
The Naomi Lamp from Arteriors expresses the Brutalist style, which is often characterized by abstracted organic forms, rough textures, and a palette of dark earth tones. M.A. Trading explored traditional techniques and styles in bold colors with a collection of hand woven poufs.
The Brocatta, from Framburg, is an Italian lace glass shaded pendant, made in the USA, that no doubt will cast beautiful shadows as well as light. From Dimond Lighting, the Gold Leaf Barrel Frame Floor Lamp shows a sleek, minimalist, and modern look with a hint of glam. Wildwood Lamps takes Hollywood Regency on a turn to the rococo in the Cosette Lamp, and Regina Andrew Design does amazing things in shiny brass with its Sea Fan Chandelier.
Complexity and Simplicity in Unity
The complex and the simple seem to be in a complementary mood this season. From Classic Home, The Desmond Coffee Table is a bold and unique construction with Mango wood and a matte-finish nickel base that wraps and embeds the entire table. Emporium Home gave an artistic edge to the traditional console in the faux shagreen finish, brass accents, feminine curves, and unexpected use of materials of their Traverse Console.
Neutral Tones Highlight Form and Detail
The Giza Dresser from Noir Trading may be finished in a neutral weathered white, but the three dimensional sculptural form of the drawer front presents plenty of personality. Expressing beautiful form by shaping space, the Gold Cloud Bookcase from Lazy Susan pays homage to the delicate details of Rococo architecture in its airy undulations.
All of those neutrals might make you think things will be boring this fall. Don’t be misled. These neutrals have more interest than ever before, and there is still a color story. The hero of that story is Indigo, perhaps shown best in the Westbury Dressing Chest from Kindel Furniture. Taken from a 1939 design by Dorothy Draper for the Arrowhead Springs Hotel, its color is not only fabulous but sexy to boot!
Never have we been more excited to attend Market than after previewing these sneak-peeks from High Point exhibitors. The product designers have surely upped their game and we are very appreciative of their high level of attention to the small details!
Article by Hugo Magalhães