VALENTINES TO THE BEST OF HIGH POINT
The High Point Market is Fashion Week for furniture makers and designers. This past weekend, my team and I experienced full High Point emersion. We start early - a full 3 days before the show formally opens - to get first access to one-of-a-kind finds and preview top-brand new intros before Market traffic ramps up. To be honest, Market is exhilarating and exhausting, but it's after Market when the real creative work begins. That's the process of reviewing and winnowing through all the things we loved.
Wondering what we saw and swooned over? The photos above are compilation of favorite finds. Of course, neutrals and tactile fabrics and finishes literally call to me from across a crowded showroom.This Market, I've been struck by how beautifully neutrals play out with some vibrant colors - in just the right dose, of course.
I love visiting my favorite showrooms at Market, and also making new friends. I discovered Mary McDonald at Chaddock - almost! I missed seeing her personally, but love her designs for Chaddock, including a wonderful sculptural ottoman called Patmos that is now keeping me up at night.
Other new discoveries throughout High Point include urns, lanterns, fab Shibori/kilim weaves, and a next generation of ombré rugs. Oly looked great. Red Egg rattan rules. And there's a Bernhardt bed (and more) that will be appearing in an LSI room sometime soon.
It was a great Market to take a seat. Those envelope-pressing creatives at Mr Brown London dressed the undulating Granta chair in faux alpaca. Audacious. A few blocks away John Black's klismos chair for Vanguard is as much art as furniture. And, as for Verellen, I'm packing a bag and moving into Tom and Sabine's showroom permanently. Everything is divine.
Market ripples. What I saw and touched during furniture's fashion week will inspire in the days and weeks ahead ... and quite likely in your project.