A long roster of new recruits and a packed playbook will have designers ready to play ball—and have a ball.
If a World Series of design stars existed, this fall’s lineup of keynote speakers would be a shoo-in for the championship. Ashley and India Hicks, children of legendary designer David Hicks, take the stage for the first time together to tell their tales of coming of age within the industry. Also on the docket, Paula Wallace, founder and president of Savannah College of Art and Design, shares how community preservation can build a powerful foundation for design, as part of the Design Viewpoints Series. And for game point, TV personalities and sibling entrepreneurs Drew and Jonathan Scott of The Property Brothers talk prioritizing the small stuff, even as your brand grows.
Products Hitting Home
AD100 architecture firm Marmol Radziner and McGuire have teamed up on the Canyon Collection, designed with solid oak and natural rawhide to “suit a canyon home and a relaxed California lifestyle.” In conjunction with its newest product offerings, Bernhardt Interiors is partnering with Galerie to present Original Works, a display of 20-some original pieces sourced from Charlotte, North Carolina–based SOCO Gallery. “Our newest collections for Market are inspired by that artistic passion, so what better way to honor art and design than with a display of original art in our showroom?” asks Alex Bernhardt Jr., CEO of Bernhardt Furniture.
Other designers are covering floor to ceilings, with Nashville’s Jamie Beckwith, the wood-surfacing designer, debuting a new lighting collection with Currey and Company, and floor covering manufacturer Momeni partnering up with designer, blogger and author Erin Gates on a collection of area rugs. Jamie Drake nails the intersection of understated elegance with his debuting Blossom Dining Series, designed with tasteful brass inlays, for Theodore Alexander, while Thomas O’Brien has joined with Century to launch his first-ever outdoor furniture collection this Market.
Showrooms on Deck
Several new exhibitors have reserved their spots at Salon, a juried selection within the Suites at Market Square. Among them are wire furniture maker Bend Goods, sculptural mastermind Kenneth Cobonpue and, efficiency-first, modern furniture maker Flitch. In the InterHall show space, new additions include Miami-based Adriana Hoyos Furnishings, handcrafted textile manufacturer Company C., contemporary furniture company Percy Gray, globally inspired Serge de Troyer Collection and the recently merged Robert Allen Duralee Group. Returning fan faves include Bunny Williams Home, Sunbrella, Rachel Ashwell, Imagine Home, Nathan Anthony Furniture, Badgley Mischka Home and Eichholtz.