Peruse the new products you can expect to see at the Fall market, Oct. 19-23.
IHFC – International Home Furnishings Center
C&D – Commerce & Design
SHOW – Showplace
IH – Interhall
SAMS – Suites At Market Square
The Oliver Gal Artist Co.
This contemporary art piece, called Vanitas Icons, is printed with fade-resistant, ultra-premium ink on museum-quality canvas and wrapped onto a sustainable wood frame. It’s available in several sizes. IHFC D-237
Jamie Young Co.
Made of natural agate, the Trinity wall sconce features one-of-a-kind pieces of lavender stone accented with Antique Brass metal. It measures 17″ high x 6.5″ wide x 4″ diameter and is approved for damp locations. IHFC D-223
Currey & Co.
The Gaborone chandelier combines rattan with a gold-leafed wrought iron frame for a modern, natural statement. It measures 40″ high x 40″ diameter. IHFC M-110
A Lighting Showroom’s Guide to High Point
What you need to know about the fall edition of market.
By Nicole Davis
As a lighting retailer, heading to North Carolina for the High Point Market each spring and fall may not be a must. But with myriad décor options – as well as plenty of lighting to see – and design inspiration at every turn, showrooms should reconsider a regular trip to the Triad.
As more lighting retailers differentiate their product offerings to give consumers additional options, shopping High Point Market can provide new and exciting resources. From accessories to accent furniture, complementary product ranges that are easy to display and tack on to orders can make all the difference.
Southern Lights in Burnsville, Minn., knows just this, and attends High Point Market to provide their customers with these other important categories.
“Homes also need task lighting, ambient lighting, a beautiful art glass vase or bowl on a shelf for a pop of color, or a sculpture for the mantel in the living room — all sorts of things that make a home a feel-good place,” says Cassandra Jaworski, Sales Consultant at Southern Lights. “Visiting a showroom in High Point allows us to see and feel product so we know what the quality from a vendor is like, and what the new trends and colors will be.”
In addition to portables, Southern Lights buys wall art, occasional furniture, mirrors, bar stools, pillows, and even dining tables at High Point from suppliers like Mercana, Harp & Finial, Jamie Young, DV Kapp and Howard Elliott.
And there are plenty more resources where that came from. Read on for product lines to check out, design trends to look out for, and seminars to learn from.
The Paillette chandelier is composed of delicate hammered metal discs draped to allow light to filter through. Its White Gesso finish brings a Transitional, even Coastal, appeal to any space. SAMS G-1001
J Alexander Lighting
This Contemporary table features an eye-catching ribbed column body, which is complemented by a unique iridescent finish, Brushed Nickel metal accents, and topped with a White linen shade. IHFC D-411
Perfectly placed at the head of a dining table or welcoming guests in the foyer, the stylishly classic Maxwell chair features hand-carved fluted legs with a medium Driftwood washed finish and is upholstered in Urban Bark fabric. A unique cane back sets the whole look off. SHOW 2300
Spotlight On: Frankie Davidson
Three new lines debut, invigorating the category.
By Nicole Davis
Debuting at High Point this fall, lighting and accessories company Frankie Davidson is one to watch. Helmed by one-woman-show Frankie Galbraith, the Modern Traditional line will offer retailers and designers plenty of options.
The name Galbraith might sound familiar – Frankie’s father, Alan, is President of lighting and home furnishings company John-Richard – but Frankie is making a name for herself with the launch of Frankie Davidson. Galbraith worked under her father at John-Richard for 13 years, working her way up by doing “a little bit of everything.” She’s now taking that experience to forge out on her own.
“I was so lucky to be able to work for, and learn from, my father,” Galbraith says. “Now, I just feel it’s time for me to step out of his shadow and see what I can do.”
In its permanent space in Market Square, Frankie Davidson will offer buyers about 90 pieces in its debut, including portable lamps and accents like wall panels, vases, candleholders, and boxes.
Galbraith designed all of the product on her own, working with a close friend and a factory in India. And although design work was new to her, it was not the most challenging aspect of getting the company – which was just created in November 2018 – up and running. “Handling all of the legal stuff was the hardest part,” she says.
She’s excited for her debut at the fall market, and Galbraith already has her eyes set on April, working on product for the spring show at the time of this interview. Get a look at Frankie Davidson Lighting and Accents in person at Market Square 288.
Actually made of chamcha wood with a Grey Stone finish, the Inverted Pyramid side table begs for a closer look. A Black metal frame cradles the interesting tabletop, and the whole piece measures 24 inches high. IHFC C-202
Part of the Modern Branch Collection, Blossom showcases the beauty of artisan-blown glass. Its linear design with integrated LED illuminates the glass without distraction. SAMS G-7020
The Casey floor lamp and its mix of Black, White, and Antique Brass metals creates a stylish look, plus an adjustable shade and arm allow for maximum efficiency and convenience. The power cord is wrapped with black-and-white fabric, turning a technical detail into a design enhancement. IHFC H-404
Spotlight On: Hilary Farr for Grandview Gallery
By Nicole Davis
Interior designer and star of HGTV’s Love It or List It, Hilary Farr is a well-known name in the consumer design space. This market, she’ll be debuting a whole arsenal of collections with manufacturer partners, including rugs with Kaleen; furniture with Braxton Culler; upholstery fabric with Covington Fabric & Design; and lighting with Grandview Gallery.
I sat down for a quick Q&A with Angela Cook, CEO of Grandview Gallery, to find out what we can expect from this partnership.
How did this partnership with Hilary come to be, and why is it a great fit?
All American Licensing, the licensing specialists, approached us a few years ago about branding opportunities and we expressed interest if the right brand for Grandview became available. A couple of years later, they mentioned the new opportunity with Hilary Farr Designs. I said the Hilary Farr name is a perfect fit! She has to design within her client’s budget, and we create high-quality, trendsetting lamps at a great value.
How many pieces will debut in Hilary’s collection? Is it a mix of portables and fixtures?
We will have a soft launch in October of approximately 25 pieces with many more to come next spring. It’s mostly portable lighting with a small mix of fixtures.
What’s the average price point?
How would you describe the collection stylistically?
Modern, classic, clean, and sophisticated.
What was the best part of working with Hilary on this collection?
Hilary is energetic, fast-paced, and knows what she wants so no time is wasted.
Pacific Coast Lighting
The Adelis table lamp wears an eye-catching Black with Gray Wash finish, which works in Modern, Transitional, or even Coastal rooms. It stands 31 inches high. IHFC H-203
From the Frederick Cooper Collection, the Jermyn Street Shade fixture gives an update to a traditional silhouette. It has a Polished Nickel frame with an Off-White silkette shade and measures 40″ high x 36″ diameter. 200 N. Hamilton
The Attend table lamp features four acrylic cylinders of varying heights. It’s accented with a Brushed Nickel-plated base and a White drum-shaped shade. IHFC H-710
CuratedKravet – an edited collection of Kravet product for designers across home categories – is launching an array of new decorative accessories and furnishings featuring many custom capabilities.
The custom lighting program offers designers the opportunity to mix and match elements of a table lamp to create a personalized piece.
The program features 10 fresh and interesting lamp body shapes, as well as 11 glaze colors that fit almost any design style, and a selection of base, finial, and lampshade options offering 3,000 different combinations — all ready to ship in 10 days. See the options in person at Suites at Market Square, G-1002, or Market Square 217.
The Stanley G two-arm sconce, which wears a gold leaf finish, is topped with two White linen shades. Measuring 18.5 inches high, the sconce’s modern — yet simple — styling makes it very versatile. IHFC IH-500/600
The Soleil table lamp is bursting with style. Featuring a Lucille Gold finish with Aged Mirror accents, the motif brightens up a room. 114-116 Martin Luther King Dr.
The Barleto clear glass box with Polished Brass trim brings looks and function to a tabletop. Measuring 5.5″ high x 5.5″ wide, this small accessory is versatile and glamorous. IHFC IH-610
Expansions in product and space provide additional resources.
Dutch brand Eichholtz – which showed in IHFC’s Interhall for many markets – will debut its flagship permanent U.S. showroom in the former Christopher Guy building at 129 S. Hamilton St., right near IHFC and Showplace.
The company will display about 80 percent of its entire collection – which includes luxury furniture, lighting, and home accessories – in the 20,000-sq.-ft. building.
New Category: Loloi Debuts Wall Art
Rug and pillow manufactuer Loloi announced ahead of market that it has added wall art to its product offerings. The art is textile-driven and will offer an original approach to this established category, featuring a variety of construction techniques including stitched fabrics, embroidery, fabrics on pins, woven yarns, textile collages, felted wool, woven mud cloths, and more. More than 100 programmed pieces and a large selection of one-of-a-kinds are available. See it in person at IHFC D-320.
Collaboration: Reagan Hayes x Sonder Living
Sonder Living, formerly Resource Decor, has partnered with well-known Los Angeles designer Reagan Hayes on a five-room collection that includes accents and décor. Hayes is known for her edgy compilation of materials and cool, modern lens. See the range at 330 North Hamilton Street.
Elena Wall Mirror-Abstract, new from Hayes’ collection, is 40.5” wide x 39” high.
A timeless hanging lamp, the Balon demijohn glass pendant is made from vintage glass found in Central and Western Europe. The hanging light is fitted with a 6-foot chain to make installation easy. Light bulb sold separately. IHFC IH-402
Doug Frates Glass
Doug Frates Glass creates American art glass that pushes visual and technical boundaries with vibrant colors, custom designs, and innovative techniques. The one-of-a-kind Feather Touch vases are a true artistic interpretation of the natural world around us. SAMS G-7053
Visionary wall art is a hand-embellished giclée on canvas of an original painting by artist Nava Lundy. It measures 60″ x 48″ framed. IHFC H-223
The Perennial chandelier is hand-lathed from solid wood and distressed for a rustic chic effect. The Natural finish and added faux drip wax details on the candle sleeves add to the charm and relaxed Coastal style. It measures 29.25″ high x 22.5″ wide. IHFC IH-006
Bring a rustic feel to any room with this 40″-round Tidewater wood mirror. Made with reclaimed wood and a beveled glass mirror, it’s sure to make a statement in any space. IHFC H-341
The Othello mirror features intricate detailing of radiating wires fashioned from iron into a sunburst design. The Graphite finish blends to create this unique, Industrial look. Keyhole slots are manufactured into the back of the mirror so the piece is ready to hang right out of the box. IHFC H-224
Beyond product and design trends, High Point’s educational seminars can provide with valuable context and information to take back to your business. The keynotes – happening Saturday, Sunday, and Monday afternoon – are a great place to start. They all take place at the High Point Theatre, attached to IHFC.
“A Conversation With Diane Keaton”
Saturday, October 19 at 3 p.m.
Whether in film, fashion, or interiors, actress Diane Keaton is known for her iconic point of view. Her mastery of black and white and a penchant for creating industrial chic interiors brings a sophisticated edginess to the rooms she creates. Join Keaton in a casual conversation about her passion for design, her latest projects, and her sources of inspiration, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. This session is sponsored by Aidan Gray with a book-signing to follow in the theatre.
“Socialnomics – Winning Customers via Social Media and Mobile”
Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m.
#1 best-selling author, motivational speaker, and Forbes Top 100 Digital Influencer Erik Qualman will dive into the powerful concept of Socialnomics. As the description reads, “Organizations must learn the new rules of social, mobile and beyond, or they will miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to earn customers’ loyalty and drive long-term success. Socialnomics is the key to winning customers’ hearts, minds, and wallets.” This session is presented in partnership with the Home Furnishings Association (HFA) and sponsored by Synchrony. A book-signing will follow.
“Harnessing the Brand-Building Power of TV”
Monday, October 21 at 3 p.m.
With the potential to reach millions of people in mere minutes and position a professional as an expert in their field, TV is a powerful medium. This session on the brand-building power of TV will be moderated by Evette Rios, a trained designer with an impressive resume of national television exposure. The panel will feature celebrity designers Hilary Farr, Libby Langdon, and Mikel Welch. They’ll delve deep into why TV exposure matters and how designers can use that exposure to build their brands, make more money, and acquire more clients.
The Essence Asmund patterned floor pillow has a hand-woven cover of wool, viscose, and cotton. It pairs nicely with ivory or gray and measures a roomy 32-inch square. SHOW 3300
The Scallop ottoman was inspired by a vintage wicker console made to look as if it’s been draped with a cloth. It measures 21″ wide x 20″ diameter and is available in 19 finishes. SAMS G-600B
Towering at 80 inches, the Archer Collection strikes a perfect harmony between simple, stripped-down design and a fashion-forward sense of style. The latest entry in this collection features a rich Bronze finish and is topped with a Cream drum shade. IHFC H-333
The Marlon rectangular mirror has a forged iron frame wearing a Gold finish. It’s part of the Allure Collection, which marries grand scaling with rich texture and clean lines. IHFC H-624
From the Mina Victory Home Accents line, this 18-inch pillow #PN754 is made of natural leather hide with beaded accents. Its green and gold colorway is luscious and warm. IHFC IH-101
The Horizon table lamp has a Dark Smoke Gray glass body with modern brass accents and is topped by an Oyster linen shade. It’s also available in clear glass. IHFC W-244
If you hit High Point for design inspiration – and it’s definitely a good place for this kind of intel – the market’s TrendWatch program provides valuable context to get you started.
Veteran magazine editor and home furnishings forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media has curated three trends for the fall market influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion, and consumer product arenas.
The three trends identified for Fall 2019 TrendWatch are:
From the INK+IVY Collection, the Kassel mirror features an iron metal frame in a White finish for a chic Industrial look. At 26.8″ round, it can be used in a variety of settings. 100 E. Green Dr.
Splish, from the new exclusive collection for Libby Langdon Home, features billowy clouds that pop against a vibrant blue sky. This exclusive giclée is matted in white and shadow boxed. Framed in 1.25-inch lacquered white wood shadow box-style molding, it measures 42 inches square.IHFC C-203
This knife-edged pillow whimsically calls out friends, family, and football. Featuring print with embroidered accents, a coordinating solid back, and a hidden zippered closure for ease of fill, this pillow is sure to be a touchdown. SHOW 3515
EK Reedy Furniture
From the Mountain Series, the Petite Hoback bench is a solution for flexible seating. It’s hand-built in solid American Walnut and can be specified in quarter-sewn Oak with an Alternate Gray or Black stain available on the oak. The cushion is available in multiple stocked leathers and COM (customer’s own material). SAMS M-7060
Twin Star Home
The Wright TV stand with a ClassicFlame® Panorama electric fireplace is finished in Truffle. Its asymmetrical, open design is paired with an electric fireplace insert that offers a three-sided view of the enchanting 3D flame effect.Market on Green 602.