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.

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!

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!

 

 

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!

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!

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.

Art of Risk Taking: Bold Moves in Design – High Point Market 2019

Wanna Snuggle? Good Vibes! Suite Life! Happy Pills! It seems our messaging at High Point Market resonated majorly with visitors. Pair that with eye-catching showroom design, product introductions, speaker event, and book launch and we were the talk of the town. The most fun though was our speaker panel event, co-hosted with LUXE Interior & Design Magazine called: Art of Risk-Taking: Bold Moves in Design, Business + Life. We had a packed showroom and had the pleasure of meeting so many design enthusiasts, new buyers and designers.

High Point Market is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in North America, bringing 2,000 exhibitors and more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry are drawn to this quaint south eastern town twice a year.

Here are some of the highlights from our showroom for those of you who may have missed it. If you did come by, please enjoy some of the best shots from our photo gallery!


Art by: byRobynBlair. Bed “Z-3V2” designed in collaboration with Cara Woodhouse Interiors + Tina Nicole. “Niagara” bench design by Tina Nicole


Relax sectional and POW! ottoman


The Radly


The Evok sectional


Aerie, Elan fringe, Buttercup

So many High Point Market visitors came to our panel discussion on the Art of Risk-Taking: Bold Moves in Design, Business + Life panel event on Saturday, co-hosted with LUXE Interior & Design Magazine. Nathan Anthony co-founder, CEO and Creative Director, Tina Nicole, spoke about her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT andgave insights into her success and empowering others to get out there and take on their dreams.


Kathryn Given, Erinn Valencich, Cara Woodhouse, Tina Nicole (speaking), Robyn Blair

We had the distinct pleasure of hosting instagram influencers Cara Woodhouse and by RobynBlair on our panel. Their insights into the importance of Instagram and social media, and how powerful engagement and connecting with others through social media has been for them and their growing brands was very helpful. We all walked away feeling empowered.


Kathryn Given, Erinn Valencich, Cara Woodhouse (speaking), Tina Nicole, Robyn Blair


Tina Nicole & Robyn Blair


Nathan Anthony’s Gobi chair selected by Cara Woodhouse Interiors for By Robyn Blair’s Tribeca apartment project


Author Tina Nicole signing her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT for visitor


Author Tina Nicole signing her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT for visitor


Author Tina Nicole signing her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT for visitor


Author Tina Nicole signing her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT for visitor


Author Tina Nicole signing her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT for visitor


Hugo sectional


Trixie


Michel-T


Buttercup


Michel backside view


Laurent sofa


Aerial chair display by Tina Nicole

Thank you for reading our blog today, we look forward to seeing you next spring at High Point Market 2020! To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #lovenathananthony and #uphlstryart or connect with us directly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Collabs and News for High Point Market 2019

We have a big announcement! Just around the corner is fall High Point Market and we have lots of exciting things happening, we cannot wait to share it all with you!


@tinanicoledesign


@carawoodhouseinteriors


@byrobynblair

This year we are collaborating with leading interior designer and influencer Cara Woodhouse Interiors. The collaboration was conceived when Woodhouse was tapped by niche pop artist and media darling Robyn Davidson – who markets her colorful candy-inspired art under the name byrobynblair – to design Davidson’s Tribeca loft apartment in bold candy-colored tones reflective of the artist’s brand. Working in tandem with our designer, Tina Nicole, Woodhouse chose a collection of Nathan Anthony signature upholstered items, customized by Woodhouse, for the Tribeca loft living areas and bedroom.

These new pieces, will debut in a special presentation in our new High Point Market showroom, InterHall space IH-602! #Yayus

Fall 2019 High Point Market will run October 19-23rd, 2019, with a soft opening day for us on Friday 10/18.

Following the show, Cara Woodhouse will exclusively offer NA-produced items through her new shoppable content platform at www.woodhousedecor.com.

On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 @ 3p.m., in conjunction with LUXE. Magazine, we are hosting a panel discussion called: THE ART OF RISK TAKING: Bold Moves in Design, Business & Life, with our very own Tina Nicole, Cara Woodhouse of Cara Woodhouse Interiors, Robyn Davidson pop artist byRobynBlair and Erinn Valencich of Style Row. Location: Nathan Anthony showroom, IHFC IH602.

Please join us! Book signing by Tina Nicole to follow!

Thank you for reading our blog today, we look forward to seeing you at Fall High Point Market 2019! To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #lovenathananthony and #uphlstryart or connect with us directly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Spring High Point Market 2019 Highlights

Just back from Spring High Point Furniture Market 2019 and We. Are. Amped!

Every season we look forward to High Point Market… but this year, it was extra special. Celebrating the launch of our new permanent showroom, IH602 was amazing! With a ribbon cutting ceremony and champagne to mark the momentous occasion, we were super excited and appreciative to all who celebrated with us. We’ve been showing in Interhall since 2010, wow! It’s nice to have IH602 to call home now, so our customers and fans can find us every market, yay!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, co-founders Khai & Tina celebrating, IH602

New styles and new looks are the draw at High Point market and we really try to bring it every time. This market, we added performance fabrics to our line up of new upholstery with 8 new colors of Ultrasuede and, new for us,- SUNBRELLA! No longer mostly for outdoor, Sunbrella is THE benchmark for indoor performance fabrics too. Check out our Pow! ottomans in Ultrasuede and Filip sofa in Sunbrella!

To keep the party going, here are the stars and highlights from #HPMKT High Point Market Spring 2019:

POW! OTTOMAN

Fun and versatile, Pow! is a series of accent ottomans that may be used as seats, tables or footrests. Available in a variety of new Ultrasuede® colors, Sunbrella® and over 200 different fabrics and leathers, the Pow! design suspends each cushioned surface in a dual-ring frame constructed of durable steel tubes finished in flat (matt) black. In addition to a wide range of cover options, several different sizes of the Pow! ottomans are available.

Pow! ottomans shown in new Ultrasuede colors 🙂

ElanR/007 sectional with Pow! ottomans, Budda rug

Pow! Style Spotted by Courtney McLeod! Thank you Courtney! @rightmeetsleftinteriordesign

 

Pow! new colors of Ultrasuede- Marigold, Nectarine, Raisin

Pow! Ultrasuede citron

COLOR INSPO

Fresh color is the call of spring.  New blooms abound and everything is just perky. Our color line up this market was just that. Principal designer, Tina Nicole felt inspired by cool and warm tones of oranges- mango, raisin, pinks and blues- Caribbean, lake, cerulean and, of course, her favorite- citron + hues in between this season. When yarns cross, you see gradients of pinks and taupes that help it all make sense for the interior decor. Whoa!

 

Chess chair

Gobi chair

Aerie (left), Dali (top), Chess (right)

JULIET COLLECTION

Juliet sits on three elegant and distinctive legs. Her curvy and sloping profile enfolds like the carriage of a 1930s coupe, making her the center piece of any room. She’s available with the arm on the left (as shown #0369) or the arm on the right (#0248) or with two arms (#0468), or in custom sizes.

Juliet (LAF) sofa striking a pose!

Juliet being adored by visitors IH602! <3

Juliet (LAF) sofa (3-legs)

Juliet (2-arm) sofa (3-legs)

Juliet chair in Ultrasuede

Juliet chair in Ultrasuede + SKLo glass sculpture!

RELAX CURVE SECTIONAL

Relax, a new modular sofa/sectional collection for hanging around and relaxing with family and friends. It’s tight seat tight back combination allows for a contemporary and tidy look. Just add a few accent pillows and you’re ready to chill. Relax can be customized.

Relax curve sectional (2-piece)

 

 

FILIP

New styles and new looks are the draw at High Point market and we really try to bring it every time. This market, we added SUNBRELLA! No longer mostly for outdoor, Sunbrella is perfect for indoor performance fabrics too. The new FILIP sofa was shown in Sunbrella Essential Spark, what a beauty!

Filip sofa shown in SUNBRELLA with new wood base and finish “light oak”

Sporting a crisp, contemporary silhouette, Filip features an updated mid-century modern-inspired look. Two versions are available — a tight back design with decorative tufting; and a two-over-two loose cushion design. Both designs sit on a stylish four-legged wood platform base. Options include two standard sizes (80 inches and 96 inches), a sectional configuration, and custom sizing is offered.

Filip sofa with tight back

Filip sofa 2 over 2

FENDER

A classic mid-century silhouette, our new Fender collection features handsome blind tufted cushions and floats on two beautifully sculptrued metal legs available in four finishes. Fender is perfect for swanky lofts, chic condos and high powered office decor.

Fender sofa shown in charcoal leather with flat black metal feet

Fender sofa shown in charcoal leather with flat black metal feet

OLIVER

A new angled wing bed, Oliver features three stacked layers of upholstery grouped into zones separated by coordinating wood, in a new darling walnut finish. The wings start wide at the bottom then delicately taper toward the top, enhancing the exotic, sculptural feeling of the bed. The “zones” are upholstered all the way around the outside back. Designers can get creative by selecting fabrics to create an ombre effect or use different contrasting colors for a splash of pop in the bedroom. Available in eleven wood finishes and over 250 fabrics, leathers, COM or COL. Can be ordered in eastern king, California king, queen, full or full XL sizes or custom sizes and heights.

Oliver bed with darling walnut wood finish, Niagara ottoman in Ultrasuede chartreuse with darling walnut wood finish, Z3 chair and Martini chair

 

Oliver bed queen complete bed

Oliver bed queen complete bed (back side)

JAGGER ARM CHAIR

Jagger arm chair in Ultrasuede citron, darling walnut wood finish

Jagger arm chair in Ultrasuede citron, darling walnut wood finish

A classic mid-century silhouette, our Jagger collection features handsome blind tufted cushions and gorgeous wood frame accentuating a stately square back. Order jagger with its matching ottoman for longtime lounging. Perfect for lofts and condo-living.

Jagger arm chair in Ultrasuede cobalt blue, darling walnut wood finish

NIAGARA

 

Niagara shown in Maharam Velvet Stripe with Ultrasuede chartreuse underneath, with wood panel in darling walnut

Niagara shown in Ultrasuede lake

Niagara shown in Ultrasuede chartreuse, with wood panel in darling walnut

Thank you to all who visited us at #HPMKT, we enjoy so much twice annually seeing our customers and having the opportunity to share and connect with the design community! Thank you also to @Ultrasuede_r, @Sunbrella and @SKLostudio for your partnership and for allowing us the use of your fine products in our showroom! Make sure to follow these fine companies!

And, thank you for reading our blog! We hope you enjoyed our content. To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #lovenathananthony and #uphlstryart or connect with us directly on  Facebook,  Twitter,  Instagram  and  Pinterest.

High Point Market Highlights Fall 2017

Ready, set, vogue! Last week, our newest products hit the cat-walk in our run-way themed showroom at the October High Point Market 2017. The showroom featured wall graphics to underscore the theme, upholstery color palette of blueberry, blush and bone hues, as well as variations of white and gray, plus lush layered leathers.

“We were inspired by the ornate fabrics, puffy sleeves and fringe seen on the fashion runways in New York, Paris and Milan this year,” said Tina Nicole, co-owner and lead designer of Nathan Anthony.

High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point every six months. You can expect all serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry to be seen at the market twice a year.

The models that took the run-way this market were:

ELAN SWIVEL CHAIR

Reprising a best-seller, the Elan swivel chair is reimagined this fall with a new, limited edition leather application. White leather with black leather strips are hand-sewn in a unique tiled pattern along the chair back, cascading into a dramatic 18-inch fringe that drops from the seat bottom. The result is a head-turning, jaw-droopingly gorgeous chair.

Tina Nicole & Khai Mai, designers and co-founders

 

JOLIE SWIVEL

Demonstrating her mastery of cover-to-frame applications, Tina Nicole, lead designer, daringly brings us a new, leather-dressed swivel chair. Jolie is offered as a swivel chair or as a sofa. Key features: masterful inlays of ruched leather on the arm side panels, accented with sparkling crystals, or crimped leather layered in a ruffle effect. The impressive box-shaped swivel chair rests on a metal tubular base, available in three on-trend finishes.

 

 

 

 

 

CIELO LOUNGE SYSTEM

Designed for easy socializing, the Cielo sofa features a series of movable, “floating” back cushions that may be rearranged in a 360-degree pattern to fit any configuration of sitters. The cushions are weighted, providing ample support while still being easy to move and reconfigure. The result: Cielo can go formal, relaxed or lounge-y, depending on how the cushions are arranged. Sporting deep diamond tufts, Cielo floats on an upholstered plinth base whose channels are precisely married to the exit of every tuft. Four sofa lengths are available and customizable.

 

 

 

ELAN ANGLED SOFA

Responding to customer demand for more choices in the company’s range of designs featuring strong angles, Nathan Anthony introduces a new frame to its popular Elan collection. The sofa’s boasts an artful geometric back-panel with a new inviting shape – a beautiful angled metal base. Its base is available in three on-trend metal finishes. Cover options include new piqué and herringbone leathers with patterned embossing – a designer’s favorite!


 

SABINE SOFA

For the first time, the popular Sabine sofa is now available in a loose cushion-seat version. One of the most recognized sofas in furniture design today, the luxurious Sabine sofa boasts a modern Chesterfield silhouette with an all-over deep tufted back, arms and seat, shown this season in luxurious French Grey Ultrasuede®. Each tufted button is hand placed in consideration of where the body meets the surface, to ensure comfort. The sofa sits on sexy, spiked wood legs meant to resemble fine Italian heels.

 

CAFFE ACCENT CHAIR

Sophisticated and sensual, the new Caffe accent chair features gently sloping lines anchored by tapered wood legs in a variety of stylish finishes. Artistically executed, the model is offered in a range of new, premium leathers from Scandinavia, including versions with premium piqué and herringbone embossing.

 

 

 

EMELIE CHAIR

Emelie is a new modern wing accent chair with exposed wood legs and lovely curved back that’s perfect for highlighting textiles. At market, Nathan Anthony will feature Emelie in an innovative, two-tone, fabric-leather, blending a dramatic black-and-white plaid on the seat back with crisp white leather on the seat top and inside back. A second version of Emelie sports a seat back of gently ruched leather, dotted with reflective Swarovski crystals. The chair’s angular wood legs are available in any of Nathan Anthony’s wood finishes.

 

 

 

 

We also brought some favorites redone and some favorites in new covers like: Chelle swivel, Grace bed, Ghedi, Architecte, Aerie swivel, Dali chair

Chelle swivel

Grace bed

Aerie swivel

Architecte sectional

Chedi sectional & Korz chair

Dali chair in new pique leather

Thank you to all who visited our showroom and thank you also for reading our blog! We hope you enjoyed our content. To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please connect with us on  Facebook,  Google+,  Twitter,  Instagram  and  Pinterest.

Market Highlights – Unexpected Colour Dichotomy

In case you missed the High Point Market spring furniture fair, we can sum up our showroom in one word: Buzzing… Buzzing in terms of color pop, buzzing in terms of visitors, buzzing in terms of energy. As the go-to destination for innovative craftsmanship and trend setting furniture, most upholstery buyers came to see us and if you didn’t, you could not have missed us, (you’ll see why!) Here are the highlights:

Home Accents Today’s April 17 issue called out the trends for contemporary silhouettes, “On the contemporary front, bold, modern looks give a nod to architectural inspirations. Geometric forms are key to the equation, with triangle, lines, squares and circles come center stage in inventive, striking compositions. Interlinked and layered shapes reinforce the importance of these timeless symbols.

Neutral colors dominate the market, but color plays an important role when applied as an accent pop. Saturated shades of orange, red, cobalt and turquoise add energy and excitement, with verdant greens and radiant yellows as the most sought-after shades.”

Neutrals were anything but neutral in our showroom, indeed they had attitude. When set against black and white birch tree murals and checkerboard flooring, there was a frenetic but artsy vibe. Our sectional and sofa seating groups were covered in soothing greys, taupes and spa covers against deep jewel-toned ambers, rubies and greens on accents. 

New Ghedi sofa, Torino table (right side), Tetra
table (middle) Boxx ottoman
 Andrew sectional, new Monetti table
Avalon sofa  Elan/R007 sectional

Pantone’s Fall 2017 Fashion report states, “Unexpected combinations [of color] are eye-arresting and create an unusual color dichotomy.” It’s about the unusual pairings of colours – warm hues and cool hues – opposing forces that visually harmonize; this makes for a more vibrant look. Indeed, orange is never more orange when next to green and green is never more green when next to orange. We paired warm orange and ruby with cool greens. If art mirrors current events, the effect with these pairings was like politics today – opinionated, combative and disruptive. These pairings were unconventional, a-typical, and eye-brow raising. They just wanted to be heard.

The art deco inspired and architecturally sophisticated new Chelle chair caught the attention of anyone cruising by. In an on-trend persimmon velvet on a black & white checkerboard floor, Chelle was hard to miss. Design blogger @MargotAustin and @LeslieNewby were just a few one of the many that snapped a pic of Chelle.

 

 

More color pop? Greenery being the color of year from Pantone encompasses several hues of green and opens the door to pair different types of greenery together as we see in nature. Check out our beautiful Korz chairs in new leather paired with the new Baron wing chair in green velvet and Baron bed in a neutral linen-like cover. Green hues are ranging widely from greens that read more yellow to greens that read more blue and the trend is to pair them all together. We had a very layered green look here that visitors just loved.

Korz chairs in leather Corrine garden with silver satin finish, The Baron bed Jana Phipps @TrimQueen on our Dali chair at HP, the most photographed chair at HP says Deborah @dvdInteriordsn

 

Dali chair in white leather with citrine leather petals New Baron wing chair

Geometric forms with intersecting lines and 3-d effect brings us to Grace. Taking inspiration from London’s famous Gherkin building, the new Grace bed exhibits quite a feat of engineering and a dance of graceful grid lines framed by exposed wood reaching skyward. These hand-crafted geometric-shaped upholstery panels require precision accuracy between each element of the grid. Red, another important color showing up on runways and in home furnishing showrooms. See how we showcased red in a jewel-toned ruby red velvet paired with gold finishes on Grace and Minx wing sofa.

The new Grace bed Minx wing sofa

 

Visitors glaming it up on our Grace bed. A snap of us, Khai and Tina prepping lights for market.

We also showed off our custom capabilities in a fun and innovative way (most said) on our Sabine sofa by covering her legs and dust cover in a fabric we call Haute lips. We put mirrors underneath the sofa for a peek-a-boo effect. Sabine didn’t mind… We used the hashtag #blowusakiss but some fans got creative too: #kissmychair and #lipsynching.

Sabine Sabine, a snap by Jana Philips @trimqueen

And, Architectural Digest added a snap of our Ansonia chairs and Tetra tables to its feed as one of their favorite companies to visit at market! The image shows off our Ansonia chairs in new cover, Haute lips and our new Tetra upholstered tables in ruby red velvet! Thank you AD!

Ansonia/U chairs AD’s snap of our Ansonia/U chairs and new Tetra 39 Uph Tables

A market favorite, our new Aerie swivel chair which features charismatic angled wood components was featured in both Home Accents Today and Furniture Today. Aerie was also caught in the middle of our photo with some much anticipated visitors… we had the pleasure of hosting the Design Bloggers Tour, in partnership with AD360, in our showroom and enjoyed meeting everyone of these accomplished and talented designers and design bloggers. Thank you for visiting!

The Aerie chair surrounded by the Design Bloggers Tour 2017 #designbloggerstour Aerie swivel chair, Home Accents Today April 2017

 

Aerie swivel chair, Furniture Today April 2017

 

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Spring Market 2017 Preview, Meet Grace!

New Nathan Anthony Designs Take Inspiration from Architecture and Fashion.
London’s iconic Gherkin skyscraper sets tone for new collection.

Inspired by the famous Gherkin skyscraper in London’s financial district, we are introducing a uniquely upholstered bed called Grace, along with a series of coordinating chairs. The iconic office tower located in the heart of “The City” features a distinctive bullet-shaped grid pattern in glass and metal. Its post-modern, high-tech architecture inspired us to want to create something tall, luxurious and striking. Meet Grace.

 

“Like ‘The Gherkin,’ the complex geometric grid featured in our Grace collection reaches skyward, but in fabric and leather,” says Tina Nicole, lead designer and co-founder. “In addition to the architectural reference, grid patterns play a big role in fashion, where they add intrigue to items such as fishnet stockings, headwraps and leather goods, check out this image I collected at an art gallery in the Netherlands by the Cobra Art Company.”

 

The Grace bed also features an exposed wood frame, drawing attention to the grid design. Its symmetrical pattern appears to reach upwards, adding an element of drama. “We expect the new designs to trigger a big ‘wow’ reaction during market,” said Khai Mai, co-owner and CEO. “They represent quite a feat of engineering, since the tolerance between each element of the grid has to be incredibly accurate.” Grace is offered in a range of wood finishes and will be featured at Market in a luxurious, ruby-colored faux mohair for an especially sophisticated ‘soft modern’ design statement.

Along with our spotlight on Grace, other new designs will be featured in our striking black and white showroom. The clean combination of black and white provides the perfect backdrop for a colorful fabric and leather palette this season: orange blossom, cranberry and citron green are among the happy hues. Warm jewel tones, such as amber and sienna, deliver additional “pops of color,” enhancing Nathan Anthony’s shapely 36o-degree silhouettes.

We invite you to visit our showroom at High Point Market in North Carolina this April 21st through April 26th in the International Home Furnishings Center, InterHall 505 showroom.

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New Categories for High Point Market 2016

We so look forward to this time of year, when leaves change, weather cools and fall High Point market approaches.  The designs we’ve been painstakingly creating for the past 6 months get presented to buyers at what has become the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, with over 10 million square feet by roughly 2000 exhibitors throughout about 180 buildings. Market dates are October 21 – October 26. This market is special for us as we enter into the occasional table and rug categories with our new collections. These beautiful styles were designed by Tina Nicole to compliment our award winning upholstery silhouettes. There will also be new upholstery frames and fabrics to check out. Make sure to visit us in our Interhall showroom IHFC IH-505.

AVALON COLLECTION

Inspired by the popular Minx collection launched last April, we are debuting a new variation of the theme. Avalon features a several styles including modular sectionals, 2 over 2 and 3 over 3 sofas with handsome angled arms and a roll-over, down-stuffed arm treatment resembling a cozy pillow. Delicate steel tubular legs anchor the arm in an on-trend shiny chrome. Same-style wood legs are also available in 9 different stains and three metal finishes. An accent chair, an ottoman and several modular options are included.

 

Avalon sectional

 

Avalon 3 over 3 sofa

 

Avalon chair

ANDREW COLLECTION

At 112-inches wide, the new “3 over 3” cushion sofa is a contemporary silhouette floating effortlessly on a plinth wood base. Available in 9 finish options, Andrew sports an arm that floats outside the seating frame. The front rail extends beyond the arm for additional leg support. A matching occasional chair and sectional are included in the collection.

 

Andrew sofa, Roxx mini rugs and Tetra 02-20 table

 

Andrew sofa

KORZ CHAIR

The unique design detail that defines the Korz chair’s distinctive V-shaped back is its steel frame, in an on trend gold leaf finish, setting off the sumptuous white leather cover. A cantilevered seat floats above the frame adding to the overall sense of drama.

 

Korz chair front

 

Korz chair side

 

Korz chair back

 

Korz chair back side

BARON BED

Designed to envelope sleepers in comfort, the Baron bed features deep, horizontal channel tufting on the headboard, combined with wooden side wings sheathed in a layer of knife-edge fabric. The result is a luxurious feel similar to that of the finest yachting upholstery.

 

Baron eastern king bed

 

Baron eastern king bed

TETRA TABLES

Tetra is a sleek, modern collection featuring four table heights. Its delicate, round-tube steel frame has an oil-rubbed Bronze or Flat Black finish, along with a thin wood top of maple or walnut, stained in a Walnut Haze finish.

 

Tetra table system, Minx sofa, Roxx rugs

 

Tetra table system

Tetra upholstered top tables, Andrew sofa

TORINO TABLES

Nathan Anthony’s Torino table system takes inspiration from Fiat’s legendary Lingotto factory in Turin, Italy. Completed in 1923, Fiat’s five-level factory featured a unique spiral assembly line that moved up through the building story by story until it reached a rooftop race track, where each car was tested upon completion. The factory closed in 1982 but the building continues to be a popular destination, housing a shopping center, theater, convention center and upscale motel.

Featuring slim, race track-shaped surfaces of maple or walnut, the Torino collection consists of six tables of varying heights and sizes. Each table is built as an oval, steel tube frame, with legs placed at angles around the race curve top, for extra visual interest. The frame sports a powder- coated Flat Black finish or oil-rubbed Bronze tone. One model sports a C-shape cut-out for easy nesting.

 

Torino table system, Gable sofa

 

Torino table system

ROXX RUGS

Sourced from a leading producer in Australia, the Roxx collection features three sizes of area rugs made of close-cropped wool shag or shearlin sheepskin, with a lush, 2- to 2.5-inch pile. For the initial introduction, three on-trend color ways are available — Mid-grey,  Pearl and Storm in both large and mini scale.

“The Roxx collection is floor décor made up of organic shapes, luxurious textures and differing sizes that can work in unison or stand beautifully alone,” said Tina Nicole, Nathan Anthony’s co-owner and lead designer. “They add a pleasing, playful tranquility to any room, whether it’s one rug used in front of a sofa, two rugs under side tables or all three placed together in the front foyer. Seen together, they look like elegant stepping stones.”

 

Roxx area rug collection (large)

 

Roxx area rug collection (mini)

For more information on our features at High Point Market or to visit our showroom, please stop by Interhall 505 – we’d love to meet you!  Also, to keep up with the latest, connect with us on FacebookGoogle+TwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

Sneak Peek! Spring High Point Market

Springtime is upon us and we are psyched! Our designers, Tina Nicole and Khai Mai, have been working on High Point market designs since last market and can’t wait to unveil the new collections. High Point Market is one of the largest home furnishings trade shows in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina every six months. With only two Starbucks in the whole town, serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point, Lol. This spring’s Market will be held Saturday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 20. We’ll be open from April 15 – April 20 and in the same showroom as last October, Interhall 411 in the main building IHFC. Mark-your-calendars!

We’re giving you a sneak peek at the fun, fresh styles that are on their way to North Carolina now. Our focus for this blog will be our vanity stools. Customers have been asking us for a long, long time now for stools for the boudoir. It’s so hard to find vanity stools that are, well, fashionable, sexy, stylish and that you can special order. Here is a sneak peek at the new “Minx” vanity stools we’re bringing to High Point Market and the fun design process that went into them… Let us know what you think!

 

Minx5 Vanity Stool w/ diamond quilted outside back detail.
Table for scale.

 

Minx11 Vanity Stool w/ Geometric quilted outside back detail. Table for scale.

 

 

Minx vanity stool concept sketch by Tina Nicole.

 

Fierce! The creative process is playtime for Tina Nicole!

 

 

Designer Tina Nicole working with trim treatment on Minx11 vanity stool.

 

Minx11 vanity stool, waiting for designer Tina Nicole to inspect.

 

 

Minx5 Vanity Stool in Elated Pink velvet.

 

Minx11 Vanity Stool in Bond/S Aqua velvet.

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