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The best debuts at High Point Market this spring

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It’s been a wild and rewarding week for design lovers. We’re fresh off the heels of Spring Market, and the launches were every bit as exhilarating as the mood in North Carolina. From curvy lilac-upholstered sectional sofas to New York skyline-inspired crystal chandeliers, here are some of our favorite introductions from High Point.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
Selections from Cheryl Luckett’s collection for Wildwood, including the Ujamaa lamp in brown, Commencement console table and Garden Party bowl Courtesy of Wildwood

At 200 N. Hamilton, Wildwood unveiled its collaboration with Cheryl Luckett. Drawing from Southern traditions and the Charlotte, North Carolina–based designer’s African-American roots, the heirloom-worthy collection offers an array of modern furnishings clad in old-school antique motifs, including a Kuba cloth–inspired table lamp and a console table with a dainty gold-finished frame and pen shell top.

Left: The Carmel Round dining table by Erinn Valencich for Universal Furniture Courtesy of Universal Furniture | Right: The brand’s Sheepskin chaise by Erinn Valencich Courtesy of Universal Furniture

Universal Furniture premiered its highly anticipated collaboration with Los Angeles designer Erinn Valencich. The sumptuous assortment spans 45 case good and upholstery options marked by touchable textures, sculptural silhouettes and striking finishes, such as a bulb-shaped dining table in a two-tone finish and a minimalist chaise lounge covered in ivory-colored faux fur.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
Theodore Alexander’s Catalina dining side chairs, extending dining table and sideboard alongside passementerie artwork by William Storms Courtesy of Theodore Alexander

Theodore Alexander debuted its Catalina collection alongside four new works by passementerie artist William Storms. The series supplies more than 50 furniture and decor accessories inspired by organic motifs, such as a sideboard punctuated by a kaleidoscopic grain pattern and dining chairs with radio-woven caned backs.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
The Antibes chaise lounge by Alfonso Marina Courtesy of Alfonso Marina

The latest introductions on display at Alfonso Marina took our breath away. After swooning over the iron-inlaid Deauville armoire and the wavy-lined Montagne cocktail table, we nearly fainted at the sight of the Antibes, a seductive chaise lounge with a primavera wood base that—gasp!—doubles as a side table.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
The Orrizonte chandelier by Vanessa DeLeon for Kalco Lighting Courtesy of Kalco Lighting

Kalco Lighting unveiled Ilumine, a collaborative collection by Vanessa DeLeon. The surrealist assortment features three crystal-embellished designs that moonlight as functional works of art, including the Salvador Dalí–inspired Venere sconce and a chandelier called Orrizonte that mimics the New York skyline.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
The Ditmar sofa and chair by EichholtzCourtesy of Eichholtz

Eichholtz’s manse-like showroom was the talk of the town—as were all of the glamorous treasures inside it. The European trade brand’s latest collection boasts more than 200 designs with statement-making silhouettes and sumptuous details, including the boucle channel-tufted Ditmar sofa and Hildebrandt, an art deco palm-leaf chandelier draped in cascading rows of crystals.

Left: The Lowndes mirror by Gabby Courtesy of Gabby | Right: he brand’s Concord side table Courtesy of Gabby

In Hamilton Wrenn North, Gabby rolled out a sleek selection of functional furniture and decor accents. Take, for example, the six-foot-tall Lowndes mirror, which boasts a carved wooden frame that can be hung vertically or horizontally, or the shape-shifting Concord side table that can be flipped upside down to create an entirely new look on the fly.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
Selections from the Harman and Harman Natural collections by Kate Lester for Jaipur LivingCourtesy of Jaipur Living

At Showplace, Jaipur Living dropped two collections by Kate Lester: Harman and Harman Natural. The SoCal designer pulled from her own archive of vintage textiles to create the series, which includes everything from a turquoise medallion-patterned rug named Tamara to a handcrafted wool-and-jute woven stunner dubbed Esdras.

Left: The Isabella counter stool in Madrid Spice by Moore & Giles Courtesy of Moore & Giles | Right: The brand’s Rivermont bar cart in Ellis Chocolate Courtesy of Moore & Giles

Moore & Giles showcased a delectable line of leather-upholstered furnishings that we’ll be dreaming about for weeks. The Isabella counter stool, for instance, boasts a bowed back and comes in your choice of 25 colorways, while the brass-accented Rivermont bar cart offers a removable drink caddy and a walnut cutting board that can also be used as a serving tray.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
A vignette from the Accent Decor showroom inside the International Home Furnishings CenterCourtesy of Accent Decor

Bright hues and unruly lines abounded in Accent Decor’s new showroom on the third floor of the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC). In addition to an endless array of squiggly candleholders, confetti-colored planters and cheeky wall hangings—bronze bunny head mounts, anyone?—the space was filled with an ethereal assortment of breezy woven pendant lights that are perfectly on trend for summer.

Left: The Agate planter in mauve tweed by Model No. Courtesy of Model No. | Right: The brand’s Aster chair Courtesy of Model No.

Model No. showed off an impressive selection of sustainable designs inside the Plaza Suites. Along with a variety of 3D-printed side tables, stools and planters made from biodegradable plant-based resin, the Oakland, California–based brand offers a slew of minimalist sofas, sectionals and armchairs outfitted with Forest Stewardship Council–certified hardwood frames and organic latex foam cushions.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
Colored Blocks wallcovering in multi by Thibaut Courtesy of Thibaut

At Market Square, Thibaut presented its spirited Modern Resource 3 collection. The series includes 10 textured wallcovering designs with sunbaked tones and midcentury modern patterns, such as the geometrical Colored Blocks and the zigzagging Elevation.

Left: The Senjyo pendant by Hiroshi Koshitaka at Currey & Company Courtesy of Currey & Company | Right: The brand’s Koji nightstand by Barry Goralnick Courtesy of Currey & Company

At Currey & Company, Hiroshi Koshitaka’s stunning Senjyo pendant and Barry Goralnick’s curvy Koji nightstand took pride of place. The former is a dome-shaped rattan light fixture in gradated shades of blue and khaki while the latter offers a two-tone bed stand covered in faux shagreen with square-edged brass pulls.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
Brown Jordan’s Aluminum Contoured chaise in spice, peacock and pistachio by Walter LambCourtesy of Brown Jordan

Brown Jordan introduced three new eye-catching colorways into its Walter Lamb collection. The outdoor-friendly assortment features midcentury-style chairs, chaise lounges and ottomans with free-flowing frames and woven rope seats, now available in pistachio (green), peacock (blue) and spice (orange).

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
The Catbird chair by Highland HouseCourtesy of Highland House

Highland House blessed visitors with an exuberant assortment of spring-ready designs. While the deep cobalt blue side tables and yellow flower-shaped ottomans certainly made our hearts skip a beat, the Catbird chair—dressed in a vibrant floral Liberty London print—left us feeling equally energized and inspired.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
Summer Thornton’s Designer in Residence showcase at Bernhardt featuring the brand’s Felicity chairs, Stellar credenza and Harper sectional in Schumacher’s Cecil cotton chintz lilac upholsteryCourtesy of Bernhardt

After a long day of walking, Summer Thornton’s Designer in Residence space at Bernhardt perked us right back up. Inspired by the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the whimsical showcase focused around a fanciful table spread accompanied by the brand’s shell-backed Felicity chairs, crystal-inlaid Stellar credenza and Harper sectional upholstered in Schumacher’s dreamy lilac-hued Cecil cotton chintz.

Left: Strawberry Fields in RP7354 by Rifle Paper Co. for York Wallcoverings Courtesy of York Wallcoverings | Right: The brand’s Botanical Print in RP7334 by Rifle Paper Co. Courtesy of York Wallcoverings

Inside York Wallcoverings’s new showroom at the IHFC building, we fell head over heels for the second edition of the brand’s collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. Brimming with bold hues and sprightly patterns, the series boasts 14 delightful designs based on original gouache paintings, including the vintage lithograph–inspired Botanical Print and the floral-filled Strawberry Fields.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
The Martineau sofa by Thomas O’Brien for Century FurnitureCourtesy of Century Furniture

At 200 Steele, Thomas O’Brien walked us through his latest collection for Century Furniture. The series, called Great South Bay, pays tribute to relaxed coastal living and is teeming with simple yet refined silhouettes and vintage details. Though the tall wingback Toby chair initially stopped us in our tracks, it was ultimately the Martineau, a low-slung, rounded sofa modeled after a 1960s design, that stole the show.

The best debuts at High Point Market this spring
Improvise II from the Soicher Marin collaboration with Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company Courtesy of Soicher Marin

Soicher Marin presented Open Studio, its collaboration with New York–based designers Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller. The series spans over 150 images across five collections of artwork curated by the husband-and-wife duo behind Carrier and Company, including a line of gestural botanical prints and a series of abstract color-block paintings that are sure to drum up some graphic drama in a refined room.

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