It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. Today, My Design Agenda is going to show you the best of this amazing design event. Take a look:
Sasha Bikoff Partners with Currey & Company
Some of the biggest news at this season’s High Point was undoubtedly Sasha Bikoff’s latest collaboration. The interior designer teamed up with Currey & Company for a new range of products. While the line itself won’t be available until April 2020, Bikoff’s Renaissance-inflected installation was already the pink, gold, and popping talk of the town. Bikoff was on hand to give visitors a tour of her space each and every day of High Point. As for her own inaugural trip to the fair, the designer noted that she was enjoying catching snippets of conversation and shopping for antiques.
Brown Jordan Goes All In on History
Brown Jordan spent this season’s High Point in a special way—by celebrating its 75th anniversary. As such, the brand reissued pieces from its Walter Lamb Bronze collection in a new line titled Walter Lamb Aluminum. Who exactly should care? Midcentury-modernism enthusiasts, considering that the pieces were first created in 1947, during the early days of the design movement.
Chairish Sells Chairs for a Good Cause
Online platform Chairish staged an IRL auction for a good cause at this season’s High Point. The company sold nine chairs in order to raise funds for the Green Chair Project, a North Carolina charity that aims to provide used furniture for those in need. Staged at 214 Modern Vintage, the sale saw a riot of colorful designs go to high bidders.
Ethnicraft, Arteriors, Stickley, Century, and Many More Are Standouts
Upon entering the fair, High Point visitors were first greeted by Ethnicraft, whose earth-tone and sustainable pillows were clear highlights. Arteriors displayed a noticeable environmental focus as well, thanks in large part to a striking chandelier made out of waste fibers. Mrs. Audi, the legendary owner of Stickley, a 120-year-old company, was on hand to meet and greet guests at her brand’s showroom—where she pointed out her favorite new Stickley piece: a wooden console table. Elsewhere, Century’s vice president of marketing at Comer Wear noted how when it comes to licensing, “both designers and manufacturers must be flexible,” while Baker and McGuire debuted new offerings. And across the board, lighting options abounded, thanks to Martyn Lawrence Bullard’sCorbett Lighting launch and Ralph Lauren Home‘s Visual Comfort designs, which turned tropical wallpaper into pretty perfect lamps—pun intended.
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