Modern Design Realities

The Currey & Company Verona Sideboard and Janelle Viridian Chairs.

The modern realities we are living now have turned life upside down and inside out, even in the design world. We at Currey & Company are adapting just as everyone else is, adjusting to whatever our new normal is on a daily basis. In an effort to stay closer to everyone whom we are not able to see in person now, we’re going to be posting here on the blog each week, showcasing new products, sharing our trend stories, highlighting what inspired our designers to create the products they envisioned, and featuring influencers in our industry who have tapped our products for inclusion in their projects. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing more about what’s on our minds until we can all gather again!

New Takes on Modern

The Currey & Company Solfeggio Large Chandelier from our Fall 2019 releases.

Our Solfeggio Large Chandelier (above), which debuted in Fall 2019, is one of our designs with a mid-century modern flair. Debuting this week are approximately 338 new products that include 145 new lighting offerings, over 125 accessories, and 47 pieces of furniture. The profiles are live on our website so stop by and take a look. The beauty shot up top is an example of some of our loveliest products with modern stylistic notes, several of them new. Anchoring the vignette is our Verona Black Sideboard in a black lacquered linen with champagne stretchers and linen-wrapped champagne metal hardware. Our Janelle Viridian Chairs are colorful additions and our Forest Dawn Chandelier is brilliant overhead—we are introducing the fixture in silver this month. The Chloros Large Jar, one of our Jackfruit Vases, and the Milione Large Vase sitting on the Verona—all new—are flanked by our Lilou Green Table Lamps.

Black and white is a trend for 2020 says Currey & Company.

Last week during three virtual presentations, our Vice President/Creative Director Cecil Adams shared the trend stories he would normally have presented during his High Point Market showroom tours; Aimee Kurzner, our Director of Furniture, took us through the new furniture and accessory introductions; and each of our talented lighting designers gave us his inspiration for his new releases. Throughout the three virtual walk-throughs, themes presented themselves, the first one we’ll mention today being modern manifestations of black and white. 

Black and White

“Whether you are a Minimal Modernist or a Farmhouse Fanatic, the classic combo of black and white works for any style,” Cecil notes. “Always a classic in fashion, the intermingling of hues has become a strong trend in home design in recent years. The clean contrast of the opposite ends of the color spectrum provide clarity in interiors. This combo has evolved from kitchen and bath throughout the rest of the home.” He says for those who prefer some color, add a splash of a clear single color, brass accents, or leather. He is certainly right when he says black and white can up the ante on drama in an interior!

Black and white lamps debuted by Currey & Company in spring 2020.

Illustrating this, you’ll find in the image above our new Kirkos White Table Lamp and the Barbados Bust, which looks vintage but is new. Cecil says we will continue to develop dramatic pieces like it in the future. Beside it is our Marazzi Table Lamp followed by the Zucchero Table Lamp, which was inspired by mid-century modern sculpture; and the Teramo Table Lamp, which has a black ash finish that makes it feel like it is made of volcanic rock. The Teramo’s designer Tom Caldwell explains how the size and positioning of the handles brings the lamp its charm. Each of these is sitting atop our Saranya Black Console and Cocktail Tables, both of which are new. Aimee calls the black and white accessories in the image below fresh takes on modern. The debuting products include [from left to right in each row] our Manhattan Vases; the Ater Vase Set; the Stormy Sky Vase Set; the Cipher Vase Set; and our Minten Vases, which match our Minten Blue Table Lamp.

Modern black and white accessories debuted by Currey & Company in Spring 2020.

Lighter Finishes

Staying in white territory, Aimee says about the new introductions of the Morombe family of case goods in the pale hue: “I’m really happy with the way these pieces turned out. We’ve had many customers asking for lighter finishes so we’ve introduced several of the Morombe pieces in a tone-on-tone cerused white.” She notes that one of the things that make these case goods so special is they are not finished in a flat white, as the cerused finish brings the surfaces more depth. 

The Currey & Company Morombe credenza in white looks markedly more modern than in our Cocoa finish.

The new Morombe introductions in white include a credenza, a cabinet, a chest, and a nightstand. Shown with the credenza above is the new Dyer Denim Oyster Ottoman and Samoa Two-Tiered Chandelier. Sitting atop the Morombe are our Surrey Table Lamps; Fern Vases; and the Kenton Rectangular Whitewash Tea Table under which is tucked one of our Aquila Boxes. One of our Gujarat Pots is paired with one of Brownlee’s beautiful bonsais.  

We’ll leave you today with another of Cecil’s trends—Natural State—that inspired this video our marketing team produced, a style story we’ll be covering in the weeks to come. We hope everyone is staying safe and well. Check back next Wednesday for all things new with Currey & Company!

2 thoughts on “Modern Design Realities

    1. Saxon Henry Post author

      Thanks for stopping by and reading, Margarethe (and for taking the time to comment)! It will be wonderful to see which of these products become the new best sellers!

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