After weeks of teasers and speculation, Baker made a long-awaited announcement at High Point Market last week: The furniture company pulled back the curtain on its first designer-partnered furniture collection, the Kara Mann Collection for Milling Road. The 54-piece collection is the first in a series of designer partnerships Baker is launching with its new Milling Road portfolio. “The inspiration for this collection came from our research into Baker’s archive. We combined that heritage with my own background in design, art and fashion to create a furniture collection that is infused with both modern edge and relaxed glamour,” said interior designer Kara Mann, founder and creative director of Kara Mann Design.
“With this new collection, I want our customers to feel inspired to transform their everyday living spaces into refined and impactful interiors," Kara says. "Together with Baker, we are so excited to officially unveil the new collection today to the design community at High Point Market.”
The Liquid Dining Table
The Straight Up Desk
The Cane Armchair
Pieces include home accessories and furniture, among them the Cane Dining Chair and Arm Chair, Liquid Dining Table and Straight Up Desk. The collection will be available from Baker showrooms and select dealers after High Point, and more widely available in January 2016.
“The definition of luxury is evolving,” said Gregory Heller, vice president of product marketing, development and visual display for Baker. “Luxury is not merely a price point, but encapsulates an authentic experience melding the finer elements of service, attention to detail, craftsmanship and personalization. Baker is embarking on a new path with Milling Road that delivers on this fresh and stylish approach... Collaborating with dynamic designers, like Kara Mann, continues our long-standing history of partnerships with design icons. Her fashion-forward collection brings a relaxed yet refined approach that appeals to buyers looking to create vibrant and sophisticated living spaces.”