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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