This is part two of my High Point market trends report. If you missed part one, my color trend report, you can read that HERE.
I am the type of person who often needs time to process what I have seen after attending a trade show. It is so overwhelming when going show room to showroom that I need to spend time looking over all my images once I return home. I saw many of the same trends this Fall as I had last Spring but even more of the same. Fall market felt like Spring trends on steroids. Today and next Sunday I will share lots of photos of what I observed as the top five High Point Market trends. In this first report I want to focus on two trends that were impossible not to notice; Curved lines and statement case good pieces.
Next week I will share three other trends. One is actually a life style trend and here to stay and the others are of the moment and more trendy.
Shapely feminine lines: The pendulum seems to have swung to the other side of the straight line trend. Maybe the consumer is all played out with the hugely popular mid century modern cleans lines. Curved shapes in furniture, lighting and accessories was very prevalent and if I had to call out a single trend at this Fall market it would be curvy shapes.
This curved sectional from Bernhardt is a good example. This sofa accommodates a lot of seating without a bulky looking chaise pocking into the room.
Also from Bernhardt is this new introduction circle disc bed.
Curved backs on sofas are perfect for open concept living where you see the back of the furniture.
Kelly Wearstler has designed a collection of curvy furniture line for E.J. Victor. Both her upholstery pieces and case goods are wavy and curvy.
Below is another grouping of Kelly Wearstler pieces. Rounded shapes and curves everywhere.
This teal colored piece is new for Kravet furniture.
At Thibaut I spotted a rounded curved detail on this chair arm on otherwise traditional straight line chair.
Stickley Furniture is known for creating beautiful curved solid wood pieces that are timeless yet currently trending.
Lots of curves and rounded shapes in lighting this Fall as well, like these two pendants from Hudson Valley.
Round bulbous glass pendants are a trend within a trend and spotted all over market this Fall. These hand blown ones at Cisco Brothers Furniture were a favorite.
Even accessories have taken on a rounded curvy shape.
2. Statement case goods
It seems like case goods are pushing the boundary between function and form. Beautiful 3D tactile pieces were new introductions in many of the showrooms.
Heavily sculpted pieces with applied decorative elements were also spotted.
This art deco inspired console was one of my favorite pieces at Bernhardt Furniture.It is carved wood wrapped with German silver.
Now this silver chest is what I call a statement piece! Wouldn’t it be fabulous in a modern high rise entrance foyer?
artisan crafted marquetry
This turquoise console from designer Beth Ann Gray, for E.J. Victor, was inspired by Islamic architecture. Each piece is meticulously hand applied with a metal overlay.
This marquetry chest of drawers below was another one of my favorite pieces from Bernhardt.
It’s hard to imagine the patience and time it takes to create a piece with such detail as this table from Stickley Furniture.
North American native woods like walnut, cherry, maple, oak, also had a strong showing this Fall. No heavy lacquers were applied like in years past, but simple natural wood, expertly crafted. This dining table from Universal Furniture had exposed grain that was beautifully finished.
This teak wood coffee table below is from the new Ralph Lauren outdoor furniture collection for E.J. Victor.
Modern History is known for their beautiful collection of classic wood pieces and each piece is destined to become an heirloom.
Look at the the beautiful book end matched pieces of wood on the two cabinet doors.
This combination bench, coat rack from Four Hands is only 15″ deep and is a contender for our narrow condo entrance way.
Be sure to check back next Sunday as i will share three final trends that you will soon see in a store near you.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. How do you feel about curvy lines? What do you think of the statement pieces? Do you think you would use one or are they too much of a statement?