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.
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.”
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
“Annie Wool Manhattan Black” for our EMELIE barstool
“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.
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.
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!