Spring High Point Market 2022, Inspiration for All

Well, who would have thought we’d come back from Spring High Point Market having had conversations about avatars, the Metaverse and cryptocurrency! Imaginations and musings about the future of the furniture industry and trends ran deep in our Interhall showroom, and we could not be more thrilled!

As an upholstery company for interior designers, we wanted to bring something truly special and forward thinking. A collection that merges design, art, and technology with custom offerings was the way to go for this market. Our new cryptocurrency inspired furniture collection called ÆTHR (ee-thur) debuted- a show stopping collaboration between our Creative Director Tina Nicole and multimedia artist Sahara Novotna was all the buzz.

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The Æthr dining collection
Sahara Novotna and Tina Nicole, ÆTHR chairs

“We share a love for art that is playful and disruptive,” says Nicole, who initiated the collaboration with Novotna. “I think Sahara’s subversive street-art style sets the right tone for expressing our mutual fixation with cryptocurrency, and the bridge between physical works and NFTs.”

For our ÆTHR capsule collection, Novotna incorporated 24K gold bitcoin, shredded $100 bills from the U.S. mint, and hand applied gold leaf, graffiti paint, and resin to wood panels. Tina Nicole designed the chair with these signature resin artworks in mind to bring something truly special for interior designers wanting something for their clients that no-one else has.

Sahara Novotna
Tina Nicole and Sahara Novotna

Watch Tina Nicole’s interview on Design TV by Sandow media and LUXE Magazine!

Watch our showroom tour/reel!

 

ÆtHR
(Lto R) White Marble Bubbles, Digital Green, Graffiti Doodles , Graffiti Newspapers

 

Adding to our ALAIS collection this season are a fully upholstered daybed, a plush sofa, and a sculptural accent chair — each are distinguished by handcrafted, ball feet produced in resin.

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The ALAIS daybed with resin ball legs (modeled by our son Nathan Anthony), the Rocco sectional in the back ground with the Z-3 chair
The ALAIS chair with resin ball legs

Our creative director Tina Nicole designed the upholstery frames while Novotna crafted the 8-inch spheres, using an artisanal process she developed in her Los Angeles studio. Each resin ball bears the artist’s unique stamp.

The ALAIS sofa with wood ball legs
Lucy Penfield, April 22 Style Spotter, style spotted our ALAIS bed, Thank you!
Alais Bed

The ALAIS collection is additionally distinguished by Tina’s fabric cover selection for the Spring showroom presentation, including Italian body cloths sourced from Fishman’s Fabrics in Chicago.

Alais sofa with resin ball feet
Alais sofa, Velvet cover, resin ball legs, Italian velvet cover
Alais daybed, resin ball feet, Alpaca wool cover by Fishman Fabrics

We also extended our offering of Japandi-themed items, creating a modern dining chair with an upholstered roll back, cleverly named CA ROLL, as well as adding to our popular Freya seating collection.

The Freya Sofa
Ca Roll dining chair
CA Roll dining chairs lifestyle

Always on the leading edge, we created digital artwork of these original designs and minted them as NFTs (non-fungible tokens) — a High Point Market first — available exclusively on the OpenSea.io marketplace. Bidding on these rare digital assets has closed for now (was only offered for a limited time). You can still make an offer, search for NATHAN ANTHONY at OpenSea.io!

NFT Red Opal AETHR chair

 

Here are some more snaps from our showroom for you to enjoy!

The Michel sectional in Alta Performance fabric, the Bell Bottom chair, the Bounce pouf

Art by Sahara Novotna
Business of Home’s Caroline Biggs, thank you for visiting us!

Our son, Nathan Anthony with a happy visitor 🙂
Loungable moments on the Alais daybed
All the cool kids came by to sit on the Alais chair
Sahara Novotna, Tina Nicole, Jana Platina Phipps, Trim Queen April 2022 Style Spotter, style spotted our AETHR chairs! Thank you!
Style Row video crew with Sahara Novotna and Tina Nicole
Thank you to the team at WORK THE BRAND for getting the word out about us!
Tina Nicole and Khai Mai, co-founders of Nathan Anthony Furniture

Thank you to everyone who attended, and to those who supported us in the media and on social media! We had a great time! Thank you also for reading our blog. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart. We’d love to engage with you online!

 

 

Blurring the Lines between Design and Art

Every High Point market is exciting, but this spring April 2022 market is especially thrilling because of one MAJOR thing…

Nathan Anthony Furniture x Tina Nicole x Sahara Novotna 

Award-winning furniture designer Tina Nicole, who is Creative Director at Nathan Anthony, tapped multimedia and NFT artist Sahara Novotna to produce a truly unique collection of upholstered furniture and accent items.

“I’m very excited to announce my collaboration with collectible artist Sahara Novotna,” says Nicole. “The aim of this new furnishings collection is to explore the intersection of furniture design, art, and technology.

Tina Nicole’s mood board for High Point ÆTHR and ALAIS collections’ launch

Two furnishings collections will now bear the stamp of the collaboration with Novotna.

The new ÆTHR capsule collection from Nathan Anthony Furniture x Tina Nicole x Sahara Novotna includes dining chairs, counter stools, barstools and accent tables, each showcasing a signature resin artwork. 

Sneak peek at the new ÆTHR collection, a collaboration by Tina Nicole x Sahara Novotna for Nathan Anthony

Benchmade, hardwood frames designed by Nicole reveal the interpretative artworks cast in resin by Novotna, with each unique item signed by the collaborators. Produced to order in Los Angeles, the collection is sold exclusively through Nathan Anthony Furniture. 

Tina Nicole pictured here in our woodshop working on our SS22 collections.

“Blurring the line between furniture design and art, and to create new products that help to distinguish interior spaces is what I strive to do,” adds Nicole. “The high-end design client is primed to invest in these objects for their homes.”

Sahara Novotna is a Los Angeles based artist who pushes boundaries at venues like Art Basel Miami. 

“Sahara’s subversive street art style sets the right tone for expressing our mutual fixation with cryptocurrency, and the bridge between physical works and NFTs,” says Nicole. “We share a love for art that is playful and disruptive.” 

Artist Sahara Novotna’s live installation of her hand-painted butterflies. Novotna will be performing this live art installation in our High Point Showroom, Interhall 602, on April 2 between 1 & 3 pm. Make sure to stop by!

Adding to Nathan Anthony’s Alais collection this season are a fully upholstered daybed, a plush sofa, and a sculptural accent chair — each are distinguished by handcrafted, ball feet produced in resin. 

The Alais sofa, designed by Tina Nicole, resin ball feet by Sahara Novotna, a collaboration: Tina Nicole x Sahara Novotna for Nathan Anthony

Nicole designed the upholstery frames while Novotna crafted the 8-inch spheres, using an artisanal process she developed in her studio.

The new items will debut in the Nathan Anthony Furniture showroom during the April High Point Market April 1 – 6, 2022 in Interhall 602.

Thank you for reading. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on InstagramFacebookTwitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart. We’d love to engage with you online!

What’s New in 2022 Nathan Anthony Furniture

We hope you all had a safe and thriving start to 2022!

We’re excited to share all the things we’ve been working on for 2022 and touching base on things you can expect from Nathan Anthony this year.

First off, January brought some sudden challenges, many employees were out with the OMICRON virus, which affects production with hand made products. But we want our staff to be safe. We appreciate everyone’s patience with us as we work through the absences, production times and shipping expectations. Our most important focus is to get production lead times back to normal in 2022.

We’re excited for 2022, we have a lot of cool collaborations lined up with top influencers and galleried artists who are working with our Tina Nicole to create one of a kind gorgeous upholstery pieces and pushing the boundaries of design. Expanding on the wildly popular ALAIS collection, Nicole has been exploring new materials to incorporate into her #uphlstryart (follow this hashtag!), creating artfully stunning pieces both for collectors and enthusiasts alike… and we cannot wait to share all of this with you High Point Market in April (4/1-4/6, space IH602)!

Yellow/Black/White is Tina Nicole’s favorite color palette this season. Known for evoking happiness and an overall feeling of wellbeing, yellow and variations of the happy hue (gold, citrine, mustard) add pop and refinement to an over-all neutral palette. When yellow is paired with black and white, chic vibes aaaaabound. Check out the inspo below…

Inspiration pic from Interest

Staying on top of textile trends, we’re bringing in performance fabrics, textures and fine chenilles which will be introduced at the next High Point Market, April 1 – 6, 2022. Our permanent showroom in Interhall 602. Make sure to put us on your itinerary and make an appointment in advance if you can.

Alta™ is a cutting-edge performance technology that provides textiles with an unmatched repellency to oil and water-based stains. This permanent, 95% water-based technology will safeguard virtually any textile without altering its hand, shade or breathability. Liquids bead up on the fabric’s surface, therefore enhancing cleanability and reducing the need for chemical cleaning agents. The environmentally friendly Alta™ technology enables you to face the hazards of real life with ease and peace of mind!

It’s almost Valentine’s day! Who’s your lucky Valentine or Galentine?

The SWEET HEART POUF designed by @tinanicoledesign

Thank you for reading and for supporting us in the New Year! Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart We’d love to engage with you online!

High Point Market Highlights Fall 2021

It goes without saying, if your showroom is described as the “Happy showroom,” you’ve done your job at High Point Market. That’s exactly what happened. It was important for us to bring the happy straight from California. And, with so many new faces visiting this fall that we didn’t get to see last June, this High Point Market was super special. We had a fantastic turnout and we are still jazzed about it!

Tina Nicole with the fabulous ladies from HW Interiors (@hw.interiors)

It’s all about connecting and seeing our customers when we travel all the way to North Carolina to present our furniture collections designed in California. Debuting at fall High Point Market was our Alais collection, which featured a fully upholstered bed, an accent chair and a bench, each distinguished by curvaceous shapes and the addition of solid wood ball-shaped feet, crafted from hardwood and sized to scale.

The ALAIS Bed

 

The ALAIS Bench

“There’s been a definite evolution in our designs over several seasons,” says our lead designer Tina Nicole. “We started by rounding out accent chair frames several years ago for styles like Elan and Dali, and then more dramatically for our popular Buttercup chair. We also began to shape the foam padding surrounding the frames, which added soft dimensionality and plushness, as well as visual interest, to our Chablis and Chelle styles.”

The ALAIS Chair
The ALAIS Chair

“From there, we really pushed the envelope by shaping larger wood frames with no angles to create the Embrace collection, which was launched in early 2020 and features our best selling sofa,” she adds. “Rounder shapes are more inviting, like getting a hug, and our interior designer clients have really responded to that.”

The ALAIS Bed and bench
The ALAIS Bed in LaCosta Boucle from Fishman Fabrics

The Alais collection is additionally distinguished by the fabric cover selection for the fall showroom presentation. Sourced from Fishman Fabrics in Chicago, LaCosta is a high end wool boucle produced in Italy from pure wool and cotton. Available in 8 colorways, the base material is flecked with colorful, confetti-like yarns.

“I love the quality of the material,” says Tina. “It’s luxe, but it’s also very fun and the overall showroom design reflects that vibe. We wanted to bring a dose of ‘happy’ to Fall’s High Point Market.”

Inspiration for the showroom started with the LaCosta Boucle confetti yarns. We took the colorful flecks and “spilled” them into the showroom in the form of giant bright-colored paper lanterns as chandeliers. Walls did not go unnoticed either, we used large scale shapes to color-block the walls and threw confetti paper on them. Fun! Everyone who walked felt excited about the positive energy and, as we mentioned above, we became known as the “Happy Showroom.”

The award winning DALI chair
The FREYA sofa and HELA chair
The EMBRACE SOFA, BOUNCE pouf and EMBRACE CHAISE LOUNGE
The MICHEL sofa and the TEDDY swivel chair

Building on our confetti theme, we finished off the showroom with confetti cake pops, which were a hit! Yum!

Confetti themed cake pops!

Here are some snaps from the market we think you’ll enjoy!

A big thank you for visiting to Pam Kellogg and Natasha Minassian of DRC, it was so nice to see you in person!
Visitors enjoying our cake pops

We are always excited to hear what people think about our furniture. When Business of Home’s market editor, Caroline Biggs, selected our ALAIS COLLECTION for her Best of Market Debuts and mentioned that our ALAIS bed in LeCosta confetti boucle made her “heart skip a beat” we knew we had a home run! Thank you BOH!

A big thank you to 2021 Style Spotter Sara Malek Barney of Bandd Design (left) for style spotting our ALAIS bench

A big thank you to 2021 Style Spotter Sara Malek Barney of Bandd Design for style spotting our ALAIS bench, it was so nice to meet you in person! Also, thank you to Cindy Hodnett and the IMC for filming our Tina Nicole on 2022 trends. Thank you to HAT for the interview. Thank you also to the amazing TRIM QUEEN, Jana Phipps, for bringing your designer tour in to see our furniture.

The Elan sofa and Gobi chair
Our bustling showroom, Interhall 602
Visitors loved our “Me Time All The Time” neon sign!

Thank you also to Leslie Newby at Work the Brand and her team for getting the word out there for us. Thank you also to Gina Hicks and her team at Vivid Interiors in NC who made the showroom come alive and brought our confetti theme to fruition. Last but not least, thank you for our artisans, office team and Brand Ambassadors back home for all of your hard work to bring these styles to market and to make market a huge success! We appreciate you!

Thank you to everyone who visited, it was a pleasure to see you! Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart We’d love to engage with you online!

Tips & Tricks: Why Designers Choose Nathan Anthony Furniture from Our Top 5 Instagram Posts of 2021!

One of our favorite things to do here at Nathan Anthony is interact with our customers! We love hearing what you are enjoying and how our pieces have transformed your homes. 

To provide more inspiration, we are sharing our top 5 Instagram posts of 2021 and giving our professional design tips for how you can design your interiors like these photos. 

Here are our top 5 Instagram posts of 2021

LAURENT CHAIRS and Curved RELAX SOFA

This beautiful transformation of an outdated Tuscan home to a sophisticated luxe modern design actually happened during COVID! The designer Marilyn @interior_designer_md incorporated new architectural details while keeping some of the existing details to create a perfect balance of old and new. This was Marilyn’s fourth project with her very very trusting and awesome clients❤️. Click the link to see more of this amazing house and Marilyn’s work!

Here’s a few more WOW shots from this Tuscan home transformation:

Juliet Sofa
Our JULIET SOFA (right side foyer), Our LAURENT CHAIRS and RELAX CURVED SOFA
Juliet Sofa
Our JULIET SOFA
Liberte Sofa nathan anthony furniture
Our LIBERTE SOFAS

EMELIE COUNTER STOOLS

Where modern design meets opulence – the two design aesthetics go hand-in-hand in this gorgeous modern penthouse! ⁠Our EMELIE CHAIRS face the stunning hand-laid white and black marble tile, with brass detailing on the main wall of the kitchen. You can see how the interior designer used the sculptural shape of our EMELIE CHAIRS to highlight a two-toned fabric application. Choosing materials like black, brass and white is a color palette that just elevates all other décor elements around.

This home was featured on  Modern Luxury’s Instagram account!  ⁠

BELL BOTTOM CHAIR

Hands down, it’s the low and exaggerated angle of the shot capturing the BELL BOTTOM CHAIR’S sexy legs and rounded back. It’s also the killer fabric on the frame that made this post so popular.  Bell Bottom is the perfect dining chair because of its slanted arms, it can nestle under a standard dining table, or an accent chair in the bedroom or office.  Chairs that have rounded backs, sculptural features and a smaller footprint like the Bell Bottom work perfectly in any room you want to add super style to.

EMELIE DINING chair

This gorgeous home was featured in ELLE DECOR MAGAZINE this last March. Interior design and post was by interior designer Kesha Franklin of @haldeninteriors here’s what she wrote about the room “I’m so excited to finally share that one of my projects for a very special client is in this month’s issue!! My client unexpectedly experienced the loss of her dear husband and I had the honor of restoring some sunshine into her life with a design that evokes happiness, memories of the love they shared and inspiration for more special moments to come!!” 

Everyone loved this one for the pop of yellow on the ceiling, the happy bubbly chandelier and our gorgeous, crisp and fresh EMELIE DINING CHAIRS in white leather.

 AUGUST bed

Another gorgeous interior by interior designer Kesha Franklin of @haldeninteriors! It’s her choice of purple velvet paired with the art that brings out the purple and mauve hues. Insta tip: the best bed posts are those that are vignetted like this one… close up, you see the side table, art, a little styling with flowers / ceramics, lighting or sconces, a hint of the bedding and voila, you have the perfectly styled bedroom post! Beautiful work Kesha (as always)!

Thank you for reading. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart. We’d love to engage with you online!

A Touch of Whimsy for High Point Market 2021

High Point Market 2021 is quickly approaching and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on! This year is EXTRA special as our intros two special collaborations.

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

Our collections will be shown in our permanent High Point Market showroom, InterHall IH- 602,  June 5 – 9. Reserve your spot today!

“With the home continuing to serve as a haven, I’ve been paying attention to seat depth, double down cushion fills, extra surface padding, and cozy fabric covers like extra plush boucle,’ says Co-Founder and Principal Designer Tina Nicole. “Interior design clients want to live more fully in their spaces. People want upholstered furniture they can curl up into.”

Nicole saw a need for a curvy wing swivel chair called TEDDY that had an enveloping feeling to it. She also wanted to design a smaller swivel chair and ottoman called HELA to go with FREYA (see below.) All these shapes are hitting the right style notes- soft, cozy, rounded, billowy and functional.

The TEDDY swivel wing chair
The TEDDY swivel wing chair
The HELA swivel chair and ottoman

That is just the start of what you can expect to see in this upcoming market, but let’s dive in further!

Nathan Anthony x Sanne Vloet x LP Creative

Dutch model Sanne Vloet and Lauren Piscione of LP Creative were set to create a new living space in Vloet’s Los Angeles home when the pair teamed up with our co-founder and principal designer Tina Nicole to co-design a three-piece sectional inspired by the east-meets-west Japandi aesthetic. It took several rounds of drafts, prototyping and sit tests. In the end, we created FREYA! 

Freya, measuring 152-inches (W) by 102-inches (D) by 27-inches (H), is named for one of the preeminent goddesses in Norse mythology. It features a tight seat and back; large boxed accent pillows; and all double-down fill on its seats, backs, arms and accent pillows. It’s shown in an ivory French boucle.

The FREYA 3-piece sectional

Nathan Anthony x Cara Woodhouse

The Pilar upholstered bed, custom designed by Cara Woodhouse of Cara Woodhouse Interiors, is an update to our Divano style, featuring pill-shaped edges which convey a look of the moment, at once modern and minimalistic. The headboard extends well beyond the width of the foot rails, and its linear-rectangular upholstery zones with rounded corners are separated by a refined metal accent.

At 144 inches, the extra wide shapely headboard additionally features polished chrome metal accents. This modern platform bed style requires only a Queen-size mattress, which is recessed inside the platform cavity. It is shown in a Belgian ivory velvet

The PILAR bed

We hope you are as excited for High Point Market 2021 as we are! Please don’t hesitate to write to us with any additional questions at [email protected]

To avoid having to wait in a socially-distanced line, please register online before you arrive to High Point Market.

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Decoding Performance Fabrics, What it all means!

Performance fabrics are all the rage, but what does “performance” mean? Read on about this popular upholstery cover— which Nathan Anthony customers love to specify for their furniture selections. 

Photo: Khai Mai President and Chief Engineer at Nathan Anthony

What is Performance?

Image courtesy of Ultrasuede

In the context of fabric for residential home furnishings, performance typically refers to durability or cleanability, and, in some cases, to both. Durability offers insurance against everyday wear and tear, and cleanability refers primarily to stain and odor resistance. 

Why Performance? 

Do your design clients have children? Pets? Are they playing host or hostess to chic soirees in the living room? Will an all-white sectional in these homes spur the biting of nails and gnashing of teeth? Relax; you’ve got this. 

What to Look For? 

Double Rub Count

The “double rub count” term originated with a piece of heavy canvas repeatedly rubbed using a mechanized arm. Every back and forth motion of the arm counts as one “double rub.” The motion is meant to replicate the abrasive effects of normal use, and the friction that occurs when you sit down and stand up from sitting. The test continues until there are signs of significant wear, which is defined as two yarn breaks. Fabrics with a higher double rub count will offer more durability and longer-lasting wear. Look for a high count, starting at 10,000 double rubs or greater, when covering upholstered furniture items that will be used more frequently. 

Crypton Finish

Crypton offers exceptional protection from water- and oil-based stains, moisture and odors. The fibers in a Crypton fabric are permanently transformed through a chemical immersion process, which includes an impenetrable moisture barrier to protect the fabric from spills and odors. Crypton assures its antimicrobial and stain-resistance technology is good for the life of the fabric. The company produces an impressive array of colors and patterns to choose from.

Nanoclean Finish

Nanoclean is an advanced fabric protector application available for use on certain upholstery fabrics. An invisible finish penetrates and forms a protective barrier around each fiber, with no impact to the fabric’s breathability. The application delivers durable, long-lasting repellency against water and oil based stains, dust, bacteria, viruses and dry soil, without affecting the touch, feel, look and the color of the fabric. 

Ultrasuede HP®

Image courtesy of Ultrasuede

Ultrasuede® is the original high-performance fabric, invented in Japan in the late ‘60s. Interior designers ask for it by name, due to its reputation for luxurious softness combined with durability. It offers 200,000 double rubs on all 97 solid colors, which makes it twice as durable as leather. Ultrafine, yet extra strong, fibers are the starting point in a proprietary, non-woven process. The fabric’s high fiber density gives it inherently beneficial properties, including cleanability. Most stains are removed with a water dampened cloth and gentle blotting. Learn more by visiting their website 

[https://www.ultrasuede.us/applications/interiors.html]    

While this is not a complete list of performance fabrics available in the marketplace, we hope you’ve gained a sense for the features and benefits to look for.

Performance Fabric at Nathan Anthony

We’ll be your wingman in the game of upholstery love! 

Your clients may do the happy dance when you choose from our wide, in-house selection of performance fabrics for your kid-, pet-, and wine-friendly interior design projects. We’ve expanded our offering to include items like the cozy (and popular) Bear Performance Plush fabric, available in a range of rich colors.

You may now search for performance fabric on our website. Click on the magnifying glass icon, and type “performance”, “50,000”, or “100,000” (for the desired double rub count); or, key in the performance fabric brand name.

Or simply CLICK HERE to locate your favorites! 

We hope you’ve found this information useful. Please don’t hesitate to write us with any additional questions at [email protected].

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