The Bonn – 2012 Pinnacle Award Finalist

Excitement is brewing over the upcoming October High Point Market!

Our energy is bubbling over at Nathan Anthony as we have been working on new designs and fabric choices for the fall market. It is equally as exciting, in between markets, to modify and add new twists to our current designs. We would like to share a great example of a beautiful and fashionable spin on the design of our Bonn Sofa – 2012 Pinnacle Award Finalist.

We received a request from a customer who loved the outside diamond tufting on the Perle Collection introduced at High Point Market spring 2014. It was requested that we add a diamond tufting treatment to the Bonn collection. The Bonn Sofa – Pinnacle Award Finalist in 2012 – has continued to be a top seller.

Here is our Original Bonn design.  Scroll down to see the new outside back treatment.

 

Presented in a beautiful color combination with Nathan Anthony stock covers: the body and tufting area is in a supple vinyl – Cayman Otter; seat and back cushions are dressed in – Aalii Crème; the square accent pillow in – Artois Caribbean and the cylinder pillow in rich velvet – Perry Indigo. For the final touch, a Walnut Haze wood finish was selected for the base. We think this final piece is a showstopper!

 

Oh the possibilities! Tell us what you think about the changes to the Bonn. Talk to us on TwitterFacebook or Google+!

Looking forward to seeing you at High Point Market – Come see us in Interhall 207!

Scandalous Art ~ The Getty Museum

We recently visited The J. Paul Getty Museum a.k.a “The Getty” or “The Getty Center” as us L.A. natives call it. The Getty Museum is a beautiful space that is carved out of the Santa Monica Mountains and filled with gardens, architecture, sculpture and art – featured image “Dancer” by Paolo Troubetzkoy 1912, bronze. The Getty Museum is also home to some of the most inspiring and soul-filling design with a backdrop of rolling hills, rocky mountains and jaw-dropping yet peaceful views. It was the perfect respite for us to spend a special day together.

Our first stop at The Getty Museum was The Scandalous Art of James Ensor exhibit. Scandalous – sounds intriguing doesn’t it? Well… for the late 19th Century it was just that. It was his bizarre subject matter and acerbic style – priests defecating on their subjects, artists vomiting in public protest, carnivals, masks, puppetry, skeletons – in which he painted which made way for the title of this exhibit. We enjoyed viewing Ensor’s paintings for their anti-establishment sentiments and brow-raising effect. It’s intriguing to learn that Ensor’s art was rejected by critics early on and then revered later – not uncommon for artists who “push the envelope.” Unfortunately, photographs of the exhibit were not allowed to be taken. However, there was so much more Getty to see, draw from and experience.

 

Architecture by Richard Meier – a serenely beautiful backdrop for a picture perfect day.

 

Saw this erudite quote by renowned Southern California Architect, John Lautner and loved it!

 

Amazing views of downtown Los Angeles, #dtla, and Century City!

 

Us!

 

The J. Paul Getty Museum – See it soon!

Our finds ~ Las Vegas Market Summer 2014

Las Vegas Market is a furniture, home décor and gift market with approximately 2,000+ resources all located at the market destination. Las Vegas Market holds two markets each year. Retailers, designers and those in publication shop a vast variety of products shown by manufacturers from furniture, decorative accessories and lighting to floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gifts and more. This tradeshow is a must-see for anyone in the home decor industry. Take a look at some of our favorite finds:

ION Design Furniture, a Canadian design group, offers impeccable wood products with on trend styles and colors.

 

We just love SkLo (Czech for “Glass”), a fantastic American design studio and nice people too!

 

Fermob, Garden furniture, a French company that offers furniture in fun, colorful outdoor concepts.

 

Gold Leaf Design Group, an Illinois-based company, offers unique accents for interiors and are great people to work with too!

 

Trowbridge Gallery out of London had a lovely booth offering brilliant wall art.

 

Wildcat Territory, a New York based firm, dominated the bedding, pillow and drapery categories. Designer Nancy Reib is very talented and a great help with design ideas.

 

Christopher Guy’s showroom offered stylish and sensual concepts for the interior.

 

We loved these peek-a-boo bedroom concepts (figures painted on the wall) in Christopher Guy’s showroom. Very sexy!

 

We are looking forward to High Point Market in October – Look for our showroom in Interhall 207!