Design Is In Fashion with Cynthia Rowley

What do a nearly-century-old furniture manufacturer and a fashion designer with one of the most youthful vibes hitting the catwalks today have in common? The Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Collection, launched by Hooker Furniture during High Point Market last October. Cynthia Rowley Designs Furniture The line holds 167 pieces within three distinctive themes—Curious, Sporty and […]

A Fine Finish for Timothy Oulton

When a designer has tremendous talent, there are so many aspects of his or her strengths to cover it can be difficult to decide what angles of the oeuvre to feature. This was the notion flitting through my mind as I experienced Timothy Oulton’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection at ABC Carpet & Home. Known for morphing […]

The Cabinet Convenes at Design Days Dubai

Design Days Dubai, the first collectible contemporary design fair in the Middle East and Asia, gets underway in a few hours and will run through the 20th. This year, 44 exhibitors from 20 countries have organized an artful array of original furnishings on the fair floor—and when I say artful, I mean it! The pieces […]

French Country Patina

I’m a sucker for a French Country aesthetic. When Toma Clark Haines guided me through the Marché aux Puces de Paris St Ouen and Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves during several trips to Paris, I found myself drawn to the patina that serves as the quintessential marker for French Country charm. My […]

Furnishing 50 Shades of Grey

The long-anticipated film adaptation of  E.L. James’s novel Fifty Shades of Grey opens in theaters tomorrow so Productrazzi looks at a series of new releases in varying smoky hues by Thomas & Gray, which we believe would make excellent choices for the films’ set designers who were charged with furnishing the well-appointed spaces within the […]

Ingrid Donat Machinations in Metal

One of the most powerful booths at The Salon: Art + Design fair two weeks ago was the Carpenters Workshop Gallery space, which held the exceptional work of Ingrid Donat. I’ve followed her machinations in metal since Barry Friedman Gallery introduced her work to the U.S., always impressed with the precision she brings to bear […]

Currey & Company’s Winterthur Collection

During my trip to High Point Market several weeks ago, Bethanne Matari and Cecil Adams of Currey & Company introduced me to Kristin DeMesse, the director of licensed products at Winterthur Museum. I was excited to find out more about the Delaware cultural institution that houses a remarkable collection of American antiques and decorative objects […]

Ambella Home Reimagined

Dallas furniture manufacturer Ambella Home struck a chord with High Point Market attendees during the debut of its transformed aesthetic stance a few weeks ago. Causing particular excitement during the mid-October 2014 unveiling was the company’s new offerings in case goods and an entirely new upholstery division now led by Jennifer McConnell. Both lines of products have set […]

Bernhardt Classicism On Trend

A number of the new furnishings Bernhardt recently debuted at the fall 2014 High Point Market are tried-and-true classics with luxurious undertones, these sumptuous details emanating from the most sweeping concepts down to the tiniest considerations. Bernhardt classicism is a hallmark in the furniture manufacturer’s oeuvre that is so adroitly actualized it is always on trend. This a […]