We’re looking a bit different in High Point this year as Market gets underway—we’re masked and prepared for our loyal customers who we have missed seeing during the past seven months. We are open until the 21st of October with more than 500 new items debuting. Appointments are strongly preferred to ensure safety and excellent service so please contact us if you want to stop by. If you aren’t traveling to High Point, you can see all of our new fall products on our website.
For those who are not attending, we thought we’d share a bit of our showroom magic and a few more of our new introductions that we didn’t feature last week. Our dedicated space to Sasha Bikoff’s Collection is one of our most colorful moments in the showroom this fall.
Filled with her Hibiscus, Miami Beach, and Lapidus pieces, and the other products in our line to which she added a neon liveliness, the room illustrates why our Vice President/Creative Director Cecil Adams included her designs in his Tropicale style story that expresses tropical flora and fauna, an 80’s Miami influence, bright large-scale prints and clear colors, and nods to the Memphis movement.
Joining other rope-wrapped lamps in our collection, the Higel (third from left) and the Harbor (second from left), is our Shipshape Table Lamp (far left) with a ceramic surface that is painstakingly covered with natural rope. The rope table lamp is an example of the skill our artisans have when they wind the material by hand so evenly it reads as a seamless textural surface. The rope covering the middle ball has been painted black, and we’ve topped the lamp with a black shantung shade that brings cohesion to the overall design. The finial is also wrapped in painted rope.
Illustrating the attention to detail that designer Barry Goralnick brings to his collection of products is the inlay on the Artemis Entry/Dining Table shown above; and the stringing of gold leaf along the edge of the new Artemis Cocktail Table below. The designer continues his exploration of the geometry and scale of the Greek Key figure in these new products. The weathered walnut top of the entry/dining table is inlaid with an exaggerated Greek Key border rendered in a caviar black finish. Whether used as a hall or dining table, it is a perfect backdrop for a place setting or accessories. The sensuous four-pronged base, in caviar black, and tapering stem accentuate the grace of this light wood foyer table.
The Artemis Cocktail Table illustrates how Barry continues to play with the scale and application of the Greek Key motif in this graphic, show-stopping piece. The simplicity of a waterfall table is married with a single over-scaled Greek Key, which is asymmetrically set. The result is a fresh, graphic shape with a gorgeous hand-applied caviar black finish. The evocative form is highlighted with hand-applied stringing of gold leaf.
This image taken in our High Point Market showroom illustrates how our new multi-drop system features shades using the diverse materials familiar to our brand. The beauty of this system is that we created seven canopies to fit the needs of interior designers in a number of ways. On those seven canopies, we can hang a variety of shade designs. We will continue to design and develop more shades in the future, which will add diverse designs to this category of lighting.
Among the designs debuting this market are the Crystal Bud Multi-Drop Pendants that dangle flowers made of delicate faceted crystals. The silver pendant is luminous in its mix of painted silver and contemporary silver leaf finishes.
Also new is our Pozzolana Table Lamp with its implied stacked base that is made of concrete in a charcoal finish that brings it the feel of age. It was named for the hydraulic cement that is made by grinding pozzolana, a type of slag, which was discovered by the Romans and still used in some countries today. We’ve topped this vintage-looking gray lamp with a natural linen shade.
This detail shot of our new Mereworth Chandelier with its oblong wrought iron frame around which natural abaca rope has been wrapped illustrates the skill of our craftspeople who painstakingly apply the rope by hand. The chandelier emits a warm glow thanks to the color of the abaca. The material also lends the chandelier a nautical feel that makes it perfect for seaside retreats and oceanfront homes. Cecil included this fixture in his Natural State style story.
When a soft glow is desired, milk glass is one of the best materials to diffuse illumination. Our Daze Large Pendant is made of articulated panels of white milk glass that are joined together by ribs of metal in an antique brass finish. This white pendant, which joins a number of fixtures in the Daze family designed by Clarence Mallari, will turn luminous when it is switched on.
This detail of the Daze Large Pendant illustrates the craftsmanship that makes our products stand out. This fixture and the Peace Lily chandelier, shown in detail below, were included in Cecil’s 20’s Contemporary style story.
Made of wrought iron in a gesso white finish on the exterior and a silver leaf finish on the interior of its shades, the Peace Lily Chandelier is one of our designs that proves how a brute material can be made to appear delicate. The white chandelier with its floral motif is a versatile design about which its creator Tom Caldwell said, “I chose a gesso finish with silver leaf accents to fit it into the genre of 1920s Paris styling I had in mind.” We also offer the Peace Lily as a wall sconce.
Cecil included both the Riddle Pendant and the Giro Multi-Drop pendants in his Mineral Water style story, which includes watery blues, platinum, teal, and accents of lavender and charcoal. Crystals, silver leaf and minerals are also markers of this trend. He deems these products dramatic but not too cold, like the earth from above as we move into this new space age with trips to the far reaches of the galaxy on finely designed rockets.
We are also bringing back our one-of-a-kind pieces this market. Sprinkled throughout the showroom, these decorative accessories are soulful and will bring character to a space. We couldn’t help but show this one exhibiting the signs of the times!
And though food and drink look a bit different this market, we’re still offering sustenance to those of you who attend are making the rounds. You can tell from this shot that our sense of humor is still intact!
Whether you are attending market or not, we hope all of you are staying safe and we hope to see each and every one of you at some point in the not-so-distant future.
We’d like to thank Beth Tilley Green for the wonderful showroom images.