Design Inspiration from the Source

Soft sectional with ottoman

You ask; we answer. This season’s new product drops reflect your collective requests to expand on some of our best selling styles and upholstered furniture categories. For living and dining areas, as well as the primary bedroom, Nathan Anthony has you covered. We understand interior design clients are driving these conversations, and we’re inspired to develop the products they are looking for. 

Comfort seating tops the wish list and to that end we’re excited to debut “Soft,”  a deep framed sectional with lofty cushions and a generous-sized chaise lounge. Soft comprises an armless chair, corner chair, and ottoman, available in two depths and two heights, providing limitless customization. Envision your clients hanging out here for a cuddle at the end of the work day, or where the whole gang will gather on movie night. For a stress-free upholstery cover, choose one of our performance fabrics like 1 Boucle Lynton in Warm White.

Also based on your input, we’ve introduced a variation to our top-selling sectional “Hugo,” adding pillows along its low back rail to achieve the best of both worlds when entertaining.

Nathan Anthony is known for its expertise in sectional design, including our focus on getting the seat pitch and cushioning just right. Benchmade by our upholstery artisans in Los Angeles using Alderwood hardwood frames and Pirelli high-performance webbing to stabilize the cushion base, these investment pieces are built to last. And you don’t have to worry about your order getting stuck on a container ship, either. We know a quality product story and reasonable lead times support your goal to build trust with your client. 

For the primary bedroom, consider Dorset, a modern twist on the traditional four-poster. Crafted with superior materials, Dorset and is designed to cradle you in luxury comfort. 

Check out all the new products, including additions to our growing upholstered dining chair category. Have fun with the playful “Flutter” chair, which invites guests to linger long after the meal is finished.

You should feel confident placing custom orders, especially when it comes to large upholstery items, so I encourage you to work directly with a Nathan Anthony Custom Design Concierge™ representative who will offer guidance throughout the entire ordering process, make recommendations as needed, and keep you informed with status updates.

Tina Nicole 

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer

Nathan Anthony Furniture, Los Angeles

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Behind the Upholstery Craft at Nathan Anthony

One man oversees each stage of your furniture order

Spring is here. And though the seasons change, one special individual remains a constant at Nathan Anthony Furniture. Ismael Torres has worked with us since day one – nearly 20 years ago. He’s the person who oversees your upholstered furniture orders the rough every stage of production—a job he’s clearly mastered.

Ismael Torres, Production Manager, Nathan Anthony Furniture

It starts with your C.O.M or Nathan Anthony in-house fabric selection. Once the yardage is in hand, Ismael’s team begins building the specified upholstery frame in our carpentry department. The fabric pattern is then digitized for precise cutting, before he coordinates with an expert seamster who will construct the entire upholstery cover. The seating area must also be prepared for suspension and springs, with tensions that will vary based on the frame style. Ismael must  coordinate with our suppliers receiving and organizing so that each craftsperson has the right materials, including the foam and fiber mix which determine the seat’s firmness or loft. All the component parts related to your custom order (did you indicate a metal or wood finish, for example?) must be ready on time and within reach as each benchmade furniture item is fully assembled by hand.

white gold wood minimalist chairs architecte nathan anthony furniture
Customization options abound at Nathan Anthony, from fabric to wood and metal finishes, and more. Ask us about custom furniture sizes for your interior design projects.

The entire artisanal process is highly choreographed, which allows us to turn around orders within a reasonable timeframe from our custom upholstery atelier. Of course, the final step before packing the furniture for shipment is quality control, and Ismael is there for it as his team confirms the finished item is exactly what you and your client are expecting to receive. 

Quality Control Steaming, Nathan Anthony Furniture
Tina Nicole with Ismael Torres discussing an order, Nathan Anthony Furniture

We could not be more grateful for his loyalty, commitment and attention to the details, or for how much his work ethic aligns with our company’s mission of superior craftsmanship.

Also, I’m writing to let you know to stay tuned for an exciting announcement about Nathan Anthony Furniture in Los Angeles this season! While the news means we will not exhibit at High Point Market in April, we invite you to reach out directly by phone or email with your custom upholstered furniture requests. You may also use this contact form to receive our monthly news, or to set a trade showroom appointment.

Don’t forget our CustomDesign Concierge™ team is always here to answer your custom upholstery questions and assist you with placing orders. 

Tina Nicole

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer

Nathan Anthony Furniture, Los Angeles

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LUXE LIVING WELL SUMMIT IN LOS ANGELES

Sunset Marquis Hotel

Fresh on the heels of our Living Well Summit at the Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles in early November, where we partnered with Luxe Magazine to celebrate Wellness by Design, we are feeling refreshed and delighted to share with you all the details of this very special gathering.

The second in its series, the Luxe Living Well Summit hosted by Kate Kelly Smith, EVP and Managing Director, Luxe Interiors + Design and Pamela Jaccarino, VP, Editor in Chief, Luxe Interiors + Design brought thought leaders together to discuss and learn about living well by design. Six speakers from various fields in the area of interior design and architecture lead us through their practice and ethos of what it means to live in a more conscious way about wellness and sustainability. To see the programming, click here: Wellness Summit 2023 day-of schedule

luxe living well summit 2023The topic that most resonated with what we do here at Nathan Anthony was Called:  

HOW SHE BUILT THIS: A PRIMER IN HOW TO OPERATE AS A LOW-WASTE DESIGN PRACTICE by Kathryn Soter, Executive Director, Good Future Design Alliance

Kathryn Soter, Executive Director, Good Future Design Alliance
Kathryn Soter

Kathryn is the Executive Director of the Good Future Design Alliance (GFDA), a community of architects, interior designers, builders, and product manufacturers who are passionate about reducing waste and are joining forces to design a better future. Kathryn spoke about how we as professionals can make a difference by making small changes in our daily practices as with an intention toward sustainability. One way designers can make a difference is by choosing to buy from Just-in-Time manufacturers, who practice lean manufacturing and offer made-to-order goods. She was speaking about Nathan Anthony.

About seven years ago, our co-founder and CEO, Khai, made a decision to model the lean manufacturing system rooted in the Toyota Production System. Lean manufacturing is a strategic approach focused on eliminating waste, optimizing processes, and maximizing value for customers. It emphasizes continuous improvement, efficiency, and respect for people. By streamlining operations, reducing excess inventory, and fostering a culture of innovation and problem-solving, lean principles aim to enhance productivity and quality while minimizing costs. Through techniques like Just-in-Time production, companies like us embrace flexibility and responsiveness, enabling them to adapt swiftly to changing market demands. 

Ultimately, lean manufacturing isn’t just about cutting waste—it’s a philosophy that drives sustainable growth and empowers organizations to deliver greater value to their customers while remaining competitive in today’s dynamic business landscape. 

Sewing department, Nathan Anthony
Tina Nicole, Creative Director and Jill Pritchard of Wellness within your walls

Here at Nathan Anthony, we’re passionate about low waste. This summit was not only very informative, but also gave us the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and make great new connections. Was a beautiful day! Thank you Luxe and Sandow Media!


Other speakers we loved:

Designer Zoe Feldman, The blueprint for setting up a conscious-driven design firm
Jenna Reiss Healer and Breathwork coach

For more information and to read up on wellness in design, click here 

Thank you for reading. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels.

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Wellbeing and A Familiar Face – October High Point Market 2023

 

Nathan Anthony to showcase rising talent and furniture for well-being at HPMKT

Fall High Point Market is almost here and we are excited to announce namesake, Nathan Anthony Mai, is set to introduce his new upholstered chair “Bear” at High Point Market in October. We’re hosting an event in our showroom IH-602 on Sunday Oct 15 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm centered around chatting with a GEN-Z Designer about wellness in furniture design and how his generation thinks and talks about mental health. RSVP

Nathan, son to Tina and Khai, who’s currently in his final year at Otis College of Art and Design, created “Bear” as a junior year project, with a focus on emotional, comfort-based design. He believes living with design that lifts your mood and brightens your spirit can have a positive impact on your daily life. During the meet-and-greet, Nathan will discuss the motivation behind the design and meet with Nathan Anthony Furniture buyers at the market, something he’s been doing for the past four years.

 

Big Bear Chair, Nathan Anthony Mai lounging 
Big Bear Chair, Nathan Anthony Mai lounging
Bear Cub chair
Bear Cub chair side view

The company’s principals, Tina Nicole and Khai Mai, will be on hand to welcome the attendees. “We’re excited for Nathan to participate in the family business by bringing a fresh perspective to the work we’re known for,” said Nicole, who co-founded the company with her husband in 2005 and additionally serves as the brand’s creative director. “The next generation of buyers will expect more from the furnishings they purchase, and our industry needs to be ready for this shift” says Tina.

Nathan Anthony Mai with Visitors #HPMKT

Nathan Anthony Furniture’s decision to introduce the next-generation designer and his chair at High Point Market is a smart move. By embracing the change that comes with new, young designers and their fresh perspectives, the company is positioning itself as a forward-thinking brand that’s ready to meet the changing needs of their customers. With the increasing demand for comfort and emotional satisfaction in design, Nathan’s Bear chair seems like a perfect fit for the current market. We can’t wait to see what else this family-run business will bring to the table in the future.

Tina Nicole (mom) and Nathan Anthony Mai

Other intros this market include:

GIULIA

The new GIULIA chair embodies the essence of feminine charm with its gentle and embracing curves. Whether fully upholstered or featuring a stained wood plinth base, the chair’s seats appear generously proportioned while exuding an air of lightness. Available in a wide range of customizations, including eco-friendly high-performance fabrics. : (((make the 2 green chairs side by side))))

Giulia with gold base
Giulia with upholstered base
Giulia with upholstered base

RIPPLE

Attention? You caught mine. Meet the curvaceous extravaganza of Ripple. A signature playful modernist shape inspired by a hyper-glam Prada ankle boot rendered in Mid-Journey. The RIPPLE chair features a cascading “rippled” outside back in the shape of a waxing crescent moon upholstered using a “puffer jacket” technique. Check out more of her unique features here.

LADY FINGERS Bed

The Lady Fingers bed, a modernist inspired upholstered bed which explores asymmetric vertical channeling on a rounded platform base. Each channel is upholstered with extra layers of foam, crafted by hand to create her shapely silhouette, and show off her feminine spirit.

Lady Fingers bed with Giulia chairs

We look forward to meeting you all soon! Reminder- please make sure to RSVP to our Meet & Greet event at 10:30 – 12 Sunday Oct 15 in our showroom IH-602. We hope to see you there!

Style, Fresh, Unique – High Point Market Spring 2023

WHAT A SHOW!

We wanted to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to all who  visited our showroom at High Point Market. We were thrilled to see both familiar and new faces and enjoyed discussing all things design.
Here is a recap of the beautiful products our team worked tirelessly to introduce for spring 2023. The new collections received rave reviews, inspired by a mix of Art Deco and Japandi styles. If you were unable to attend April market, here are the new styles introduced this spring. We look forward to seeing you all next October in Interhall IH602!
For more information on our new products, read here!

Gabriele Bed, Alais 2.0 daybed, Gobi Chair
Dali chair, Freya sofa, Rocco chair, Boxxo ottomans
mylan ottoman
Mylan ottoman
michel sectional
Michel sectional
alais chair
Alais chair
mylan sofa ottoman alais chair
Mylan sofa + ottoman, Alais chair + ottoman, Hela swivel chair
ca roll settee
Ca Roll settee

We hosted a very well-attended and informative panel discussion entitled: Designers Guide to Customizing Upholstery and Avoiding Costly Errors

We addressed topics like: The expensive fabric your client bought while traveling abroad isn’t suitable for the sofa; the extra deep sectional can’t be delivered in the building’s elevator; and the 4-inch custom leg height has altered the seat depth. These are a few of the potentially costly errors interior designers can make when ordering custom upholstery for clients. We were excited to have influential interior designers Kesha Franklin and Reginald Dunlap share their experiences. The attendees also enjoyed some  tips and tricks from Tina Nicole, Nathan Anthony co-founder and developer of the brand’s peerless design concierge service- with Courtland Sciortino, Brand Ambassador and veteran interior designer. The panel was moderated by popular keynote speaker, author and podcast host, LuAnn Nigara.

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Tina Nicole presenting, Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors
Popular Author, Keynote Speaker and Podcast host, Luann Nigara
Attendees for our event

Top Tip:

  1. Know your space’s dimensions and challenges. Make sure to measure the space, doorways, elevators and hallways. Mark off the space with painters tape if needed. Our concierge service will work with you and guide you to ensure the large items you’re ordering will not only fit, but also can be delivered into the space!
Brand Ambassador, Courtland Sciortino discussing our designer program with visitors

Let us know what you think of the event and of the new designs. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels.

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Modern Organic Upholstery Intros for Spring High Point Market

Spring High Point Market is here and we are so excited to announce the debut of our new Art Deco-inspired frame designs and high-performance fabrics in our InterHall showroom, space IH-602, April 21-26.

Our newest modern organic forms will feature exposed wood frames finished in washed and warm tones, says our Creative Director Tina Nicole, while upholstery covers draw from a palette of green shades.

“At the high end, we’re seeing a return to exposed wood framing and beautiful finishes to complement soft curves in upholstery,” says Nicole. “We’re excited to showcase these new looks along with luxe and high-performance fabrics in fresh colorways for our High Point Market presentation.”

Three upholstered frames with outstanding wood features are included in this season’s introduction; each is fully customizable. We also have a very special chair inspired by a Prada high top called RIPPLE which has heads turning, take a look below.

Ripple Chair

Ripple Chair
Ripple chair in Gala Beach

Lorenzo and Gabriele Beds

Lorenzo bed

Gabriele bed

Gabriele bed Headboard/Rails
Gabriele bed Headboard/Footboard

Lorenzo is a new benchmade upholstered platform bed from Nathan Anthony, featuring an exposed wood frame with gently curved edges and a light finish; balanced with wide-set horizontal channel stitching on the headboard and base. Its sister-style, Gabriele, features vertical channel stitching for a modern interpretation of this new classic.

Mathéo Sofa and Chair

Matheo white sofa & chair + Origami Pouf
Matheo sofa white
Matheo Chairs

The Mathéo sofa and chair frame and its sloping arms juxtapose line and curve in harmony with the exposed wood base featuring hand carved feet which are also gently rounded. Two-cushion-seat-sofa adds comfort to the tight back upholstered frame.

Mylan Sofa, Chair, Bench and Ottoman

MYLAN sofa+chairs+ottomans

Mylan chair
Mylan ottoman

Japandi expression meets Art Deco-inspired form in the Mylan bench seat sofa, set on a gently curved platform base. Each arm face features a solid wood inset and leather strap detailing.

A fourth upholstery introduction takes its cues from the modernist movement.

Monterosso Sofa (aka Monte)

Monte sofa in lifestyle setting
Monte sofa

Harkening back to the sexiest automobiles of the 1930s, the new Monte collection explores exaggerated and shapely curves on a modern, low-profile tight seat/tight back sofa which is set upon two angled wood feet for added interest.

This signature collection is fully customizable and available for purchase as an NFT on the Nathan Anthony Digital Collectibles page.

To learn more about the new styles, or to set a High Point Market showroom appointment, buyers may contact inquiries@nafurniture.com.

Thank you for reading. Let us know what you think of the new designs. 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!

Nathan Anthony End of Year Round Up!

The year is off to a great start! We wanted to reflect on 2022 in order to pave new ways in 2023; We are feeling grateful! From Market, to collaborating with exceptional artists, to cryptocurrency, to award ceremonies our hearts are full! 

The year started out with the design + art collaboration with Sahara Novotna and the introduction of the ÆTHR chair  and Alais collection.

Tina Nicole and Sahara Novotna, behind the scenes at our Los Angeles atelier
Sahara Novotna and Tina Nicole, ÆTHR chairs, #HPMKT
Creative DIrector TIna Nicole + multimedia artist Sahara Novotna

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.

Tina Nicole states “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. The high-end design client is primed to invest in these objects for their homes.”

Aethr Satellite dining chair
Æthr Butterfly wings yellow lifestyle
ÆTHR CROPPED Crypto Graffiti Group

ÆTHR Graffiti Doodles
ÆTHR Digital Green
ÆTHR Marble Bubbles group

At High Point Market Spring 2022 we dropped the first NFT ever which started the metaverse and crypto web3 convo. 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 here!

Now Showing: Elements by Diane Keaton

Back in February of 2022, we were contacted by Creative Director Jodi Finer of S.Harris Home and selected by Academy Award winning actress Diane Keaton as the company with the distinctive silhouettes to showcase the new textile collaboration and launch for October, 2022. We worked closely with their team to assist in selecting fabrics to pair with our furniture.

They chose “Goodbar” for our ROCCO chair

diane keaton
Diane Keaton x S. Harris

“Annie Wool Manhattan Black” for our EMELIE barstool

diane keaton chair
Diane Keaton x S. Harris

“Mrs. Los Angeles Ignatius Black” for our MODA barstool

Seating introductions included the beautiful and shapely ALAIS collection, which received overwhelming praise by customers. ALAIS includes a fully upholstered daybed, a plush sofa, bench ottoman and a sculptural accent chair — each are distinguished by handcrafted, ball feet produced in resin. 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.

Alais chair, velvet cover, resin ball legs by Sahara Novotna
Alais chair, velvet cover, resin ball legs by Sahara Novotna

Adding to ALAIS, is the ALAIS 2.0 style which offers a different style to the orb foot, with a new leg shape inspired by adventurous designers Faye Toogood, Pierre Yovanovitch, and Roman Plyus. The new leg form of hand-turned alder wood adds softness with curved edges that evolve the traditional block shape.

Alais 2.0 daybed
Alais 2.0 chairs
Alais 2.0 Bed + side table
Alais 2.0 Sofa

EARTH – GREEN DREAM In the New Year, we remain committed to our climate-positive, as members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, our sustainability-driven goals included adding eco-friendly performance fabrics to our offerings and we became a One Tree Planted (OTP) Business Partner, donating profits for planting trees. 

Thank you to everyone who made 2022 a special year and to those who supported us in the media and on social media! When you support a family owned business, you’re supporting a dream. 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!

Now Showing: Elements by Diane Keaton

ELEMENTS BY DIANE KEATON

A TÊTE-À-TÊTE WITH THE AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS

You’ve seen her in classic films like The Godfather and Annie Hall. Writing her own love story in Something’s Gotta Give. And plotting her revenge in The First Wives Club. Diane Keaton has graced the silver screen in countless movies that have earned her icon status. And while you can stream this leading lady into your home via your TV screen, now you keep her creative spirit as a permanent fixture of your interiors with the new Elements by Diane Keaton textile collection for S. Harris. A cast of sartorial solids and runway-ready prints comprises the line of fabrics, brought to life in monochromatic colorways that are signature to Diane and her dapper sense of style. We’re pulling back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look at our Los Angeles photoshoot with the award-winning actress. Take a peek below and find out why textiles are her latest encore.

 

ON HER COLLABORATION WITH S. HARRIS…

“Even being a part of this is really kind of spectacular for me-this is really great material and I’m interested in that.”

Nathan Anthony partnered with S.Harris to bring the new collection photoshoot to life. Pictured here, Diane Keaton on our ROCCO CHAIR upholstered in “Mr. Goodbar” from the ELEMENTS collection.

ON HER MOTHER’S INFLUENCE…

“My mother was everything. I remember when I was young, my mother was crowned Mrs. Los Angeles. And I remember watching her on TV and thinking, ‘Ohh….I want to do that.’ So I was very influenced by my mother and what she did in that moment in her life. She was my North star.”

Photos via Pinterest, from left to right: Photo by Margaret Howell, Photo by Daniel Riera, styling by Caroline Lemblé, via Visual Optimism, Daiane Conterato photographed by Julia Hetta for the Wall Street Journal, retouched by Julia Hallengren, via iiiinspired.

ON WHAT DEFINES HOME…

“My mother and my father and my family in Southern California, in Santa Ana-that was everything. And it still is.”

by: Jesse Bratter

 

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.

high point market 2022
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 inquiries@nafurniture.com.

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

More Nathan Anthony

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!

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 info@nafurniture.com.

More Nathan Anthony

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2020 – A Year Like No Other!

2020 has turned out to be a year like no other, in many unprecedented ways. What started out as a great intro to the New Year, turned into a lockdown and a rather difficult time of life, for many, due to Covid-19 and other devastating events that have occurred throughout the year. Our hearts continue to be with those affected by this year’s happenings.

To recap the year and share some of the good that still came from it, here are our highlights of 2020. 

To start off the year, we were featured on American Dream TV’s “Hidden Gems” Los Angeles edition with host Rima Shideler. We took the crew inside our 40,000-square-foot Los Angeles showroom and factory and discussed our production process and gave a little history behind our company. We were thrilled to be featured! You can watch the episode here.

With the international pandemic hitting an all time high this past March, we were forced to put a stop on production and lockdown for almost two months. We saw that in those first few months, there was a shortage of PPE. Looking at our shelves full of fabric, we decided we could help others by designing and making masks. First, we had to outfit our work areas to be safe for our employees. We built stations six-feet apart with protected shields. We pivoted our business to making masks.  We donated masks to food banks, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and more. After a while, we added some masks for sale to our website. The proceeds were donated to Global Giving’s Corona Virus Relief Fund. 

In April, Spring’s High Point Market, an event we spend six months preparing for, was cancelled. This was a major upset for us, as we love meeting you and debuting our newest designs . Thankfully, for technology, we could turn to webinars and lots of video production to  keep the connection with you . 



Our EMBRACE sofa introduced for April High Point Market was an immediate hit. Embrace was then nominated for the 2020 Product Design Award! The award voting dates have been rescheduled to February 2021. Stay tuned for links and information on how you can vote!

The Embrace Sofa

The Embrace Cuddle Chair

The Embrace Cuddle Chair and Sweetheart Ottoman

Design et al London named our Tina Nicole to the WORLD’S LEADING DESIGN NAMES LIST 2021!! Wow! Tina Nicole is our co-founder, creative director and principal designer here at Nathan Anthony. Her incredible vision, fearless approach to design, dedication and devotion to her craft makes it only fitting that she was selected for this prestigious recognition. Read here a full article including her background, philosophy, predictions for 2021 and to find out some of her favorite things! We are pinching ourselves and are so proud of her!!

Fall’s High Point Market was given a green light and we were able to continue the show, but at 70% less attendance. We still had a huge success with the introduction of our EMBRACE Collection extensions – Cuddle chair, Swivel Chair and Sweetheart ottoman and a sweet designer taught us a new way of relaxing on a sofa… and begins with “the slide.”

On December 3rd, we enjoyed the highlight of the year, the World’s First Luxury Digital Designer Showhouse, Created Entirely And Only In The Virtual World! With products highlighted in augmented reality! See here!

Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Living Designer Showhouse Living Room by Carla Aston

Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Living Designer Showhouse Bedroom Room by Jeanne Khoe Chung

15 amazing sponsoring brands + 11 nationally known A-List designers have come together to make this a fun, beautiful, safe and inspiring experience (((can we refer to the prior blog post for more info here))). You’ll be able to go on a 360 walk-around inside each room, peer in corners, look at ceilings, floors, zoom in, zoom out!⁠⠀

Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Living Designer Showhouse Office by Gloribell Lebron

The Showhouse has product discovery built in as well as some shoppable links – so you will be able to click open every product featured by our 11 participating designers to get the stories, additional images and details you need, fast!⁠⠀⠀⁠⠀

EMBRACE SOFA in the Zoom Room by Robin Baron Design

In addition, some of the products will be highlighted in augmented reality, so you can scan the QR code and project these products in your home to see how they look!⁠

To close, 2020 has taught us to cherish health, family and friends. To be appreciative for all that we have, not matter how small. Life may not always go as planned, but the strength to adapt, grow, listen and overcome will get us through. 

Co-Founders: Khai, Tina and son (namesake too) Nathan Anthony  🙂

From our family to yours. Thank you to our customers and fans for your continued support. Our hearts are with those of you who are struggling during this time.

Thank you to everyone for reading our blog. We hope you all stay safe and enjoy the new year. We look forward to seeing you next High Point Market in June 2021! To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart or connect with us directly on  Facebook,  TwitterInstagram  and  Pinterest.  Also, you can always check out our latest videos on Youtube.

Fall High Point Market 2020 Highlights

This year’s High Point Market was like no other. Attendance was optional, even for exhibitors. And, with a projected 50% to 70% drop in visitors this time, it was a difficult decision. On top of that, corona virus cases have been rising sharply day by day as the weather cools. The thought of traveling to North Carolina for us Californians caused great anxiety.

But, we did it. We went to High Point and gave it our best. It turned out to be so worth it. Visitors who came were serious about shopping. And, we met so many first-time-to-market visitors, and people who were just walking by with smiling faces, their excitement was palpable. With daily health screenings, masks and hand sanitizer in abundance, everyone seemed to feel safe and at ease.

A new designer to High Point, Olivia Shae, enjoying our EMBRACE SOFA

When you have a hit, it’s important to go with it. So, this October, we added on to our wildly popular EMBRACE. We added an Embrace Cuddle chair and a half and an Embrace swivel chair. We also designed a new SWEETHEART ottoman to go with the EMBRACE collection.

Embrace, unlike any other seating collection, is the type of sofa that one “slides” into and does not just “sit” on. We created some fun moments capturing designers showing us how to do “the slide.”

Here are some more favorite captures from High Point Market 2020!

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EMBRACE CUDDLE CHAIR & SWEETHEART OTTOMAN

Our showroom colors were inspired by the blues, greens and peachy pinks found in peacock feathers and tropical prints. There was a rich layering effect of color as we expanded the spectrum within these hues to burnt sienna, berries and emerald. It was gorgeous!

The award winning DALI CHAIR
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The RELAX sectional
Foreground: EMBRACE SWIVEL CHAIR, Background: LAURENT BED
HUGO sectional, Monetti triangle table

As the nation’s economy struggles to put itself back together, the furniture and home furnishings industry is having an outstanding year. Americans, working from home and no longer traveling for business or pleasure, are shifting huge amounts of their disposable dollars to fixing up and decorating their personal and rental homes. This trend—combined with product stock shortages created by panic-induced order cancellations earlier in the year and factory shutdowns—created a seller’s market – excerpt from Business of home

Nathan Anthony has seen an uptick in the demand for its products  and custom furniture as more people are wanting to renovate their spaces, our designer/customers are busier than ever! Because we are a domestic manufacturer, we are able to create beautiful custom furnishings and meet deadlines.

EVOK SECTIONAL, TETRA table
Relax sectional, new designer, first time to hpmkt!
Creative Director and Principal Designer Tina Nicole on the EMBRACE CUDDLE CHAIR, Style Spotter Rachel Moriarty’s market pick!
KORZ chair
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Laurent Sofa, Gobi arm chair, Sabine sofa (background)

With the thanksgiving holiday upon us, we want to express our deep gratitude to our amazing team of artisans, managers, customer service team and reps for their devotion to our company. “Every day in the factory, I witness a commitment to service through the hands and hearts of our amazing craftspeople. Khai and I are incredibly grateful for their devotion.” – Tina Nicole, Co-founder, Creative Director & Principal Designer.

Thank you to our fans and customers for reading our blog, we look forward to seeing you next spring at High Point Market 2021! To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart or connect with us directly on  Facebook,  Twitter,  Instagram  and  Pinterest.  Also, you can always check out our latest videos on Youtube.

Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Luxury Designer Showhouse

The secret is finally out! The first ever fully immersive 20,000 square-foot luxury designer showhouse, built entirely in the virtual world from the ground up, will launch on December 3, 2020 and we are an inaugural sponsor!!

Being brought to you in the pages of Seasonal Living Magazine, this modern luxury designer Showhouse house will never be built in the real world, but lives atop a real 20 acre hilltop estate in Malibu, CA, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Utilizing state of the art 4K rendering, you will be able to enjoy an immersive 3D walk-around experience, via your computer mouse, from the safety and comfort of your home. You will be able to zoom in and out and see every detail of the Showhouse, just as if you were experiencing a real world luxury designer showhouse!

This stunning 20,000 square foot virtual modern home will have rooms designed by 11 of America’s premier luxury interior designers: Carla Aston, Robin Baron, Arianne Bellizaire, Jeanne Khoe Chung, Gloribell LeBron, Ariana Afshar Lovato, Rachel Moriarty, Laura Muller, Veronica Solomon, Erika Hollinshead Ward and Michelle Jennings-Wiebe.

Because this is a completely virtual home, the designers have free reign to show you their most luxurious and creative ideas, unhindered by budget or product availability.

In addition, several of the rooms have multi-functionality built in. Explore the family room, and with a click, see it transformed into a schoolroom for homeschooling and virtual learning! Click to see the home office turned into a guest bedroom! And click to see the laundry room turned into a decontamination zone.


Don’t miss the zoom room, the principal suite upstairs (and its gorgeous closet!), the sanctuary retreat on the bottom floor, the live food farm in the 3 story solarium attached to the kitchen, and all of the other beautiful rooms in this virtual luxury designer showhouse.

Each room included product discovery details as well. Simply click on the dots to find out more about each of our products the designers used in their rooms.

ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS:

Ariana Lovato

Instagram bio: Honeycomb Home Design, AKBD. Award-Winning Interior Design Studio | NKBA 30 under 30 | New Construction + Remodels | Certified Kitchen + Bath Designer | Central Coast, CA + Beyond

ariana lovato designer

Arianne Bellizaire

Instagram bio: Arianne Bellizaire. Build, renovate or decorate with confidence—even during a pandemic. Let us help you eliminate the overwhelm and enjoy the design process.

Arianne Bellizaire designer

Carla Aston

Instagram bio: Designed w/Carla Aston. Bold * Livable * Fresh | Interior Designer & Design Blogger solving design dilemmas | My work: #designedcarlaaston | Houston

carla Aston

Erika Ward

Instagram bio: Erika Ward Interiors. Relax, recharge, and be rewarded. Using our concierge-level interior design services, we help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

Erika Ward Designer

Gloribell Lebron

Instagram bio: Gloribell Lebron. Interior Designer | Virtual Interior Design
ASID Member | Simple, organic + fresh | 📍Miami, FL | FKA @knowhowshedoesit
Hablo español

Gloribell Lebron

Jeanne Khoe Chung

Instagram bio: Jeanne K Chung, CSC. Interior Designer | Storyteller | Design Trends | Multi-Tasker | Boss of @shopcozystylishchic | Occasional Blogger | A view from my iPhone

Jeanne Khoe Chung

Laura Muller

Instagram bio: Four Point Design Build Inc. Cliff+Laura Muller | #CleanFreshModern Interior Design/Architecture/Construction/Project Mgmt | Concept2Turnkey | Res/Com | Los Angeles #4ptdbMoments

Laura Muller

Michelle Wiebe

Instagram bio: Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID. Founder, award winning @interiorsbystudiom | Writer | Speaker | past HPMKT Style Spotter Emeritus | Wife | Mom | Chocoholic

Michelle Wiebe

Rachel Moriarty

Instagram bio: Residential Interior Design. So Cal🌞Interior Designer rockin’ color🌈 from my multicultural roots 🇺🇸🇲🇽🇵🇭to your design project! 🎥 HGTV 🛋 HPMKT Style Spotter 👘 Kimono Obsession

Rachel Moriarty

Robin Baron

Instagram bio: NY Interior Designer. 🛋 Providing a glimpse into my luxury interior design & furniture world. 👩🏽‍💻Designer, spokesperson, blogger. AKA: The Baroness
🎥 HGTV & NBC

Robin Baron

Veronica Solomon | Casa Vilora

Instagram bio: Believer | Mother | Award Winning Designer | HGTV Award Nominee | Featured In AD + Modern Luxury + Elle Decor | Design Mentor | Blogger

Veronica Solomon

 

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Register on this link now: http://bit.ly/DesignerShowhouse.

The official tag for the event so you can follow along on Instagram is #SLDS21

We hope to see you there for the VIP event and launch on Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6 pm ET!

For more information, please email us: inquiries@nafurniture.com

A big shoutout to all the participating sponsors! We’re honored to be a part of these standout global brands!

How to Prepare Your Home For Homeschooling This Fall

Covid 19 has come into our lives and has taken over what seems like, everything. Schools, workplaces, hospitals, cafes, you name it. We are continually being faced with more and new challenges every day and homeschooling has now reached the top of the list!

With the new school year quickly approaching, and some states with mandatory school closures for grade 6 and up (like California,) families are faced with the difficult reality of needing to homeschool their children. But how?! They have never homeschooled before!

Home-schooling can be a challenge. It takes discipline, organization and a plan. We are sharing some of our top tips to preparing your home for comfortable and effective homeschooling.

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