After nearly a week of previewing new furniture, lighting, and decor designs at High Point Market, interior designers, retailers and publishers are heading home – and if their carry-on luggage and camera apps look like to those of A D editors, they are full of inspiration and information. After having had a few days to re-evaluate new collections and showroom memorable moments, our editors are ready to talk about the highlights that will hit the market soon.
After a tumultuous year, which still has its hurdles for manufacturers, the desire for organic and restful interiors rooted in richly tactile materials was evident. Natural materials such as rattan, wicker, seaweed and jute have made a big appearance, creeping into almost every category, from mirrors at Made Goods to bed frames at Universal to seating at Arteriors. and McGuire, and beyond. Product designers have also sought that sense of comfort and security in moments of nostalgia, referring to design elements of yesteryear, such as with the crisp pleated shades spotted in the latest designs by Mark D. Sikes for Hudson. Valley Lighting.
Manufacturers such as Bernhardt and Universal continue to invest in home office devices, a category more widely highlighted last year as part of work-from-home protocols. And more attention seemed to be being paid to what may be the antidote to all that hard work: the bedroom. Woven and upholstered headboards and bed frames, like Nathan Anthony’s Cara Woodhouse-designed Pilar bed by Nathan Anthony, outperform the few yawn-inducing wood headboards on display in the market.
For designers who couldn’t attend High Point Market – or those in need of a refresher – here are 13 furniture, lighting and decor debuts that have continued to linger in the minds of A D editors.