Join the Conversation at #NAFurniture

We are excited to announce our very own hashtag for Nathan Anthony Furniture – #NAFurniture. The purpose of this hashtag is to allow designers and consumers of our beautiful products, to find our voice in a central place on Twitter. As you may have noticed hashtags are beginning to cover all major social media platforms. These hashtags can play a very important role in any business’s marketing strategy. Our company is now making a presence on 5 social platforms and we feel it is a good time to broaden the lines of communication.

So… join the conversation! Tell us what you like. Tell us what you don’t. Let’s talk. Looking for a certain fabric? Interested in a model you found on our site? With our new hashtag, #NAFurniture, you can tweet to us about it! Go to #NAFurniture and let us know what you’re thinking – Tell us which piece is your very favorite. We would love to hear from you!

It is an exciting time for us as we have just finished up with High Point Market where we met a lot of new friends and made some contacts with great colleagues. It means so much to us when our creations resonate with others enough to implement them into their business. We have come back from High Point Market excited, renewed and inspired! We can’t wait to chat with you!

Maison & Objet – What’s Trending

Our trip to Maison & Objet last week was exciting and inspirational. We saw first-hand the new designs and materials trending in the market place. Wood finishes, for example, appeared matte and stains were natural emphasizing the grain of the wood. Fabric houses in Europe continue to show pastels, leaning toward the light pinks, yellows and blues.

Even though zig-zag and tribal-influenced patterns are prevalent, they were shown in light hues. This is in high contrast to fabric colors trending in the U.S. which are bright & deep. Furniture styles were influenced heavily by Mid-Century modern.  Many small scale, 50’s inspired shapes were everywhere and when mixed with pastel fabrics, it gave this Mid-Century modern style a fresh look. Metallics were prevalent as well with designers adding special shiny touches to furniture wherever possible.

Maison & Objet brought together some of the most beautiful designs we have seen. We are in complete awe of the talent this event brings every year and feel so thankful that we are able to attend. We met many new friends in the trade and truly enjoyed making these inspiring connections. These designers talked excitingly of upcoming trends and staying ahead of the curve, which is exactly what Nathan Anthony Furniture strives to do.

It is our hope to move and inspire you as we incorporate what we have found into our designs.  Make sure to watch for tweets of new ideas @NathanAnthony and fun and engaging Facebook posts while we bring to life designs for High Point April 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun fun fun! Highlights From High Point Market

One of our favorite times of the year is fall High Point Market. It’s a chance to get away from the daily routine of running the factory. It’s also a time to connect with other designers and admire all the beautiful creations that Market has to offer. We are eager to present our new creations and thrilled to get feedback on what resonates. There is a lot of thought, planning and forecasting that goes into what we ultimately design and present. Although we know not everyone is going to love it, we hope everyone will appreciate the superior level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into every piece.

A true star and the latest to raise eye brows at market was Evok (below). The Evok collection features a four-piece modular seating configuration, designed with distinct color-blocked layers. Each Evok piece consists of a band of wood between the upholstery zones for extra contrast. There are eight wood finish choices available. The group offers an armless chair, corner unit and two ottomans, which can be combined in a myriad of configurations. Cushions are all the same size, so colors also can be easily mixed and matched. See for yourself…

 

We also debuted our new Design Studio this market. The Design Studio gave visitors a new way to shop our line, showcasing our entire selection of diverse fabrics, including 80 new solids and 13 new Sunbrella® fabrics, in an easy-to-view display. The Design Studio also featured framed photos of each of our upholstery frames, enabling visitors to see the full range of models that are available, with take-home product cards in delicate gift bags for perusing later.

 

Customer, Nancy Ricard of Un Fauteuil pour Deux, Quebec checking out new fabrics. Great to see you Nancy!

 

We also decorated our showroom with wall-mounted product shots from our catalog for customers to view.

 

The Dover Sectional was a hit! Shown in new cover: Norwich Bisque, Dover featured ample seating space at 42″ depth and a handsome modular line up.

Another introduction this market was the Sabine bed. We took an over head shot to show how the light accentuates the button tufting detail. This photo shows our lead designer Tina Nicole working with Gayla Dycus of Cantoni.

 

 

The Sabine Bed from behind showing all over diamond tufting… each button tied by hand. Nuf said.

 

 

 

 

The Haus sofa in new cover: Innis Platinum and a walnut haze finish wood tubular base.

A busy showroom…

 

Architects and designers discussing all the possible ways to use Nathan Anthony upholstery in their design projects.

 

The new Blossom chair made buyers feel giddy. Why use 5 yards on a chair when you can use 10! To achieve Blossom’s look, the artisan gathers the fabric by hand to create each pleat along the shape of the chair. Shown in new cover: Gemstone Caribbean and a stainless steel swivel base in polished chrome.

 

Also well-received and ordered at market were new chairs – Siren (left) in new color Sunset by Ultrasuede and Imagin (right) in cover Cassio Pepper.

 

For more product shots or a press kit, please contact Ilene Olshen in our office at 323-584-1315 or email ilene@nafurniture.com.

Thank you to all who visited us at Market!

High Point Market ~ Fall 2013 ~ Come see us!

We are very excited to present our new line up for the upcoming High Point Market Fall 2013. As you will see, at this market some of our new pieces are completely opposite from what we presented at Spring Market and we cannot wait for you to see them. We truly enjoy new trends in design and love to give them our own unique twist. One of these new pieces is the epitome of modern, functional, stylish and cutting edge. However, we also made some additions to our existing product lines and we think you are going to like them as well!

A brand new creation presenting on the showroom floor this Market is the Evok (above) – a four piece group of a modular seating configuration in modern styling, designed with distinct color-blocked layers. To take it a step further each Evok piece features a band of wood between the upholstery zones for extra contrast. The group consists of an armless chair, corner unit and two ottomans offering multiple configurations. We are really excited about these pieces and we hope you will be too! Come meet the Evok in our showroom this weekend at High Point Market – Interhall – 409.

A beautiful addition to one of our existing lines is the Sabine bed as seen below. The Sabine mixes old Hollywood glamour with modern influences and a subtle angular shape in the headboard, footboard and entire base of the bed. Covered in solid velvet, chenille or linen, the bed sits on shapely feet of wood or metal, in a choice of eight wood finishes and three metal tones. Come see it in white this weekend at Market!

In addition to these two big introductions we are also enhancing our product line with plenty more trend setting and thinking outside the box design. These introductions include:

The Blossom – a sumptuous occasional chair with a unique, gathered silk-like fabric treatment. The chair sits on a polished chrome swivel base, for enhanced comfort and style.

The Imagin – a comfortable, modern-style swivel chair with strong architectural lines. The piece features a unique cantilevered seat with arms that extend downward past the seat for a wing-like effect. Shown in a hounds-tooth cover, the chair works with a wide range of solid or patterned fabrics. The base is a metal X design in a polished chrome finish.

The Dover and Genoa – Two new sectionals – Dover is a clean, modern design with ample cushions and stylish metal or wood legs. Dover’s three pieces – sofa, armless chair and ottoman – work together to create a sectional or can be arranged to form other configurations, such as a sofa-chaise with standalone chair. Genoa is a sofa-corner-chaise sectional combination in contemporary styling, designed in collaboration with designer Lauren Mishaan. The group sports a tailored look, with fitted back and shelter arm treatment. Pieces float on an exposed wood plinth base that provides additional flair.

The Astro and Klein – Two new ottomans – Astro ottomans feature a retro, mid-century modern design with hairpin-shaped metal legs. Klein, a stately ottoman bench with tufted seat and wood base, features our new vinyl selection.

The Kristal Settee – The contemporary-style, designed for dining or occasional use, combines a vinyl seat in eight new solid colors, with sweeping patterned sides in 13 new Sunbrella® fabrics.

The Siren – as seen below – a new, fanciful, modern-styled accent chair with hairpin-shaped metal legs and an asymmetrical button treatment on the inside back, shown in Ultrasuede® HP™, a high performing fabric in the new shade Sunset.

 

Come visit us and look for the above new pieces at High Point Market – Interhall 409 – We hope to see you there!

Westedge Design Fair

This past weekend we visited the WestEdge™ Design Fair in Santa Monica, CA. This exhibition was inspirational and captivating as the exhibitors offered thought-provoking displays stirring the creativity of all in attendance. The presentations were refined yet very accessible to the variety of designers, architects and collectors attending the show. It was an amazing display of upcoming designs and the talents that create them.

Los Angeles was a perfect backdrop for this awesome display of talent. Hosted in the Barker Hangar, The Largest Stage on the Westside, this known venue with 90,000 square feet of exhibition space was filled with seminars, cooking demonstrations and sampling, eye-opening presentations/exhibitions and special events. Below are some of the images and exhibits that caught our eye and inspires some of our design creativity.

Zia-Priven is a lighting talent offering evocative lighting elements and hand-blow glass shapes in Southern California.

 

 

Natural Curiosities by Christopher Wilcox debuted its Wilcox Collection featuring “We Are All Artists.”

 

 

Beautiful furniture pieces of Just One Piece by Alessandro Gedda

 

The Art of Elysium is a non-profit which encourages working actors, aritists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time to helping children who are battling serious medical conditions.

Swarovski® Event – Opposites Attract

This past week we attended an exclusive event for Swarovski® entitled Opposites Attract. It was a showing of their new Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Collection with a trend presentation and lots of sparkle! They presented four themes within the Opposites Attract scope and what a delight it was to see it all. These themes – Extravagant Simplicity, Nature’s Lab, Urban Nomad and Demure Decadence were quite the contrast making the name Opposites Attract extremely fitting. We were able to capture these four individual themes in the images below.

 

Extravagant Simplicity

 

The Extravagant Simplicity design is becoming more main stream with designers focusing on basics with subtle detailing. This design has been coined as “Boredom Beauty.” Wardrobes are wearable and a new masculine/feminine hybrid is introduced with a modern twist to the classic shapes of the past.

 

Nature’s Lab

 

The Nature’s Lab theme stems from designs of the future adamantly committed to “green” issues. Concerns of technology and the digital world are moving designers to mimic nature with design as well as with our wardrobes. This has been labeled “Next Nature” with nature providing inspiration for technology.

 

Urban Nomad

 

The Urban Nomad theme carries the design world into a more bohemian feel. Today the options technology provides allows us to increase our mobility and design is reflecting this. Combining styles, seasons and past fashion trends creates an eclectic yet inspiring and individual style.

 

Demure Decadence

 

The last theme, Demure Decadence, introduces the appeal of different ethnic designs. There is an amazing blend of Asian Opulence paired with European minimalism and an acceptance of both. A blend of ornaments, prints and historical and decorative motifs from all over inspire a new group of glamorous jet setters.