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Highpoint Furniture Market Fall Roundup via Nest by Tamara

Highpoint Furniture Market is a design extravaganza swirling with buying sprees, cocktail parties, new product launches, designers, and frenetic energy on a massive scale. Highpoint is a well-run, efficient program of twice yearly launches of products where designers and buyers visit showrooms for an inundation of what is new design. I spent my three day trip literally running from event to event, showroom to interview some of the newest product launches. I saw lots of materials being used with many finishes, and found some consistent themes:

Three tables clockwise: a fold up bar table re-launched from the Madmen era by Baker Furniture; McGuire’s rattan offered in three finishes; Hickory Chair’s cocktail table by Mariette Himes Gomez

Three tables clockwise: a fold up bar table re-launched from the Madmen era by Baker Furniture; McGuire’s rattan offered in three finishes; Hickory Chair’s cocktail table by Mariette Himes Gomez

A flood of small cocktail tables and moveable furniture meant to be grouped together and layered in a space, with attention to detail using luxurious materials and unusual finishes.


Light fixtures from Ro Sham Beaux(meaning “rock, paper, scissors”) using recycled glass, raffia, shells and unusual materials

Light fixtures from Ro Sham Beaux(meaning “rock, paper, scissors”) using recycled glass, raffia, shells and unusual materials

 Modern, almost bohemian lighting fixtures, utilizing natural materials.

Sectional sofa in many custom size options at Hickory Chair showroom

Sectional sofa in many custom size options at Hickory Chair showroom

A return of the sectional sofa, but not the 1980s version which was lacking in style; this is a refined, more hip cousin offering mix and match options to tailor make a space. Thomas Pheasant’s version offered at the Baker Showroom showed an ottoman nestled between two sofa ends and next to a piece resembling a chaise lounge.

Detailing on upholstery such as nail head and tufting but not in an overdone manner, rather, pared down as can seen here in the Thibeaut collection

A plush cut velvet upholstered benches at Pearson Furniture

A plush cut velvet upholstered benches at Pearson Furniture

That’s my take of important trends and design aesthetics coming out of Highpoint Market October 2012

If you would like to know about my Highpoint finds or about my work as interior designer please visit my blog

http://nestnestnest.blogspot.com/

 

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