Market's got more on deck than ever. Spring has officially sprung and Mother Nature isn’t the only one breathing new life into downtown High Point. Designers and manufacturers are collaborating like never before—to our mind, the roster of A-list designers debuting new product and collections has never seemed to sparkle as brightly as it does this season. We won’t spoil the surprises here you’ll find our full collaborations roundup. Also in this issue: In the spirit of springtime renewal, Justina Blakeney, founder of The Jungalow, advises on designing for the outdoors; this season’s top product trend is revealed;and EAL’s editors sort the best-of happenings.
Don’t call it a comeback: Industry icon Bunny Williams
is returning to High Point for the first time in five years and bringing with her the latest from Bunny Williams Home
. Some 18 new pieces will make their mark at Williams’s new booth at IHFC, among them a Knole-style sofa inspired by an antique sofa that the designer had in her own home as well as a new Greek key canopy bed. In another transformation, Drexel Heritage
is being reborn as, simply, Drexel, launching a core lineup of product spanning upholstery and wood furnishings. The brand will launch a collection with British luxury brand designer Jo Sampson
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Red-carpet fashion titan Badgley Mischka
is launching its own home collection spanning dining, living and bedroom, as well as accent furniture, case goods, upholstered items, decorative accessories and candles. The goods hew to a theme for which the fashion house has long been celebrated: old Hollywood glamour.
The first and only showroom to boast not one but two exterior infinity pools, Christopher Guy
’s 20,000-square-foot oasis of decor was designed by the man behind the brand, Christopher Guy Harrison
. The space, located on South Hamilton Street between the Violino
and New Classic Home Furnishings
showrooms, is the first High Point–purchased property in more than a decade to be constructed from the ground up.
This article originally appeared in the Designers Guide Spring 2017, High Point Market
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