As you can imagine there is a lot to take in when visiting the 11.5 million square feet of showroom space at High Point Market. There are many new products and trends introduced each season. Upon returning home, I looked back through my collection of photos and found 3 collections in particular that caught my attention the most.
1. Thomas O’Brien for Century Furniture – His collection consisted of over 100 new pieces! While all of the pieces had unique characteristics, in essence it encompassed a refined look that can appeal to both men and women.
- Clean lines and simple, tailored forms
- Attention to detail, elevated finishes, metal accents
- Rich textures and color palette
- A vintage modern feel that is translated in a way that is livable in today’s world
2. Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort Lighting – She never ceases to amaze us with her innovative designs and always seems one step ahead of everyone else, a true visionary and leader on design trends. Most of all, she seems to have fun and take chances.
- Effortless glamour with an edge
- Abstract & geometric forms
- Glazed, artistic finishes
- Raw crystal rock & quartz elements
- Rich hand rubbed brass finishes
- Inventive combination of shapes and materials
- That “wow factor”
3. Gilded Art Panels – These hand-painted panels are century old designs that have originated from the Middle East, Europe and North Africa. They are framed with clear acrylic boxes and incorporate nail head detail on the outside edges for a unique touch. This company creates iconic/cultural designs that are motivated through their travels. I am inspired by the textural quality and custom color capabilities.
While the above are my top 3 highlights, a market recap wouldn’t be complete with out also sharing these finds below. If you have never been to High Point, you must add it to your bucket list, but take a design professional with you, as it is to the trade only and difficult to navigate! It never ceases to amaze me each time how much creativity and inspiration there is to be found.
Jenny Ladutko – Designer at J Banks Design, also author of the Design Dish blog.