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The best debuts at High Point this fall

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It was a whirlwind week in North Carolina. Tens of thousands of industry aficionados from across the globe—including yours truly—congregated in High Point on a mission to unearth the latest and greatest designs. From burl-wood-topped bathroom vanities to paper-clip-inspired lounge chairs, here are 15 of my favorite finds at Fall Market.

The best debuts at High Point this fall
Selections from Benjamin Johnston’s collection for Chaddock, including the Titus cocktail table and Rocco stools Courtesy of Chaddock

Houston designer Benjamin Johnston debuted his inaugural furniture line for Chaddock, which gracefully makes the large furniture for Texas-sized homes feel intimate and fresh. Bursting with bold geometric shapes and primary hues, the collection spans more than four dozen designs, including an upholstered stool with cuff-style oak supports named Rocco and a sculptural cocktail table with a multilevel surface top dubbed Titus.

Left: Selections from Mabley Handler II at Kravet, including the Hither Hills sofa Courtesy of Kravet | Right: The brand’s Georgetown chair in artwork by Tiffanni Reidy, Holly McWhorter and Lana Abraham-Murawski Courtesy of Kravet

Kravet unveiled a pair of characterful collabs with BADG and Mabley Handler. The BADG line features four upholstered Georgetown chairs adorned in original artworks by Lana Abraham-Murawski, Johanna Howard, Holly McWhorter and Tiffanni Reidy. Meanwhile, the Mabley Handler series—Kravet’s second with the Hamptons, New York–based firm—spans 45 coastal chic designs including the gray-boucle-clad Hither Hills sofa and the brass-and-grass-cloth-covered Georgica cabinet.

The best debuts at High Point this fall
Selections from the Precedent collection by Sherrill Furniture, including the Margo chairsCourtesy of Sherill Furniture

Sherrill Furniture’s new showroom on Fred Alexander Place was even dreamier than we’d imagined. Not only was the brand’s Precedent collection on full display—complete with a pair of shaggy paper-clip-shaped Margot chairs—the atmospheric space also showcased introductions, including a curvy burl-wood cocktail table by Lemieux et Cie and a two-door cabinet accented in hand-pressed silver leaf detailing.

Left: A scene from the Keia McSwain–designed BIDN lounge at Caracole Courtesy of Caracole | Right: The brand’s Clancy chest of drawers by Kelly Hoppen Courtesy of Caracole

Caracole’s showcases were nothing short of spectacular. In addition to a floor outfitted in British designer Kelly Hoppen’s architectural furniture designs—which include a brutalist-esque chest with a slatted facade and a mirror with a hammered brass frame—Denver-based Keia McSwain’s maximalist BIDN lounge offered enough rich hues, undulating lines, eye-catching Ngala Trading Co. lights and energetic Thibaut wallpaper patterns to pep us up after a long day.

The best debuts at High Point this fall
A selection of fully customizable offerings from The Lab by GabbyCourtesy of Gabby

Gabby premiered a curated selection of fully customizable furnishings dubbed The Lab. Hand-upholstered to order in North Carolina, the launch allows buyers to design their own sofa, sectional or chair down to the arm size, trim style, cushion type, leg shape and—gasp!—nailheads.

Left: The Menorca and Cassis rugs by Pure Salt x Momeni Courtesy of Momeni | Right: he brand’s Patara collection by Pure Salt Courtesy of Momeni

Momeni’s collaboration with Newport Beach, California–based design firm Pure Salt was a lesson in artisanal craftsmanship. The collection features 17 hand-woven rug designs composed of touchable natural fibers, including the intricately braided Cassis, the deftly knotted Menorca and the playfully dotted (and kid-friendly) Patara.

The best debuts at High Point this fall
Selections from the Erinn V. x Universal line including the Summerland upholstered bedCourtesy of Universal

Universal Furniture’s latest debuts perked us up faster than a double shot of espresso. Along with the Newstalgia collection, which boasts more than 50 delightfully re-imagined old-school designs ranging from spindle-style bed frames to velvet-tufted sofas, introductions include a slew of new additions to Los Angeles designer Erinn Valencich’s wildly popular line, such as an upholstered bed frame with satin bronze finished feet named Summerland and a bulbous entry table made of cast concrete called Santa Barbara.

Left: The Petite Cane table by Kristi Nelson for Chelsea House Courtesy of Chelsea House | Right: The brand’s Sloan Street center table by Kristi Nelson Courtesy of Chelsea House

Kristi Nelson walked us through her Contemporary Neoclassical collection at Chelsea House. Though the dazzling, art-deco-inspired Sloan Street center table first grabbed our attention, ultimately, it was the Los Angeles designer’s clever use of caning—applied to everything from cabinets to flush mounts and sconces—that stopped us in our tracks.

The best debuts at High Point this fall
Corey Damen Jenkins with the Giancarlos swivel chair for Maitland-Smith and Hancock & Moore Courtesy of Hancock & Moore

Inside 200 Steele, Corey Damen Jenkins’s designs for Maitland-Smith and Hancock & Moore made our collective hearts skip a beat. Drawing from the New York designer’s personal archive of sketches, the collaboration for the two Rock House Farm brands features maximalist antique-inspired pieces, including a gold-leaf-embellished carved console table and an upholstered swivel chair enveloped in a shiny lacquered wood frame.

Left: The Humphrey 02 rug by Chris Loves Julia for Loloi Courtesy of Loloi | Right: The brand’s Alie 01 rug by Amber Lewis Courtesy of Loloi

As always, Loloi was a wonderland of beautifully woven rugs. In addition to the new sketched-lined Moore Collection by New York–based design firm Carrier and Company, debuts include Utah-based Chris Loves Julia’s plaid-patterned Humphrey series and five fresh floorcoverings by Los Angeles designer Amber Lewis, such as the antique-inspired Alie and the pebbled Yellowstone.

The best debuts at High Point this fall
The Betty M2M Straight banquette, Cadence dining table and Zaftig stools by Ray Booth for Hickory ChairCourtesy of Hickory Chair

At Hickory Chair, we swooned over Ray Booth’s second collection, which features pieces with softer curves that blend seamlessly with the architectural rigor of his debut line. Teeming with tactile textures and clean silhouettes, the Nashville designer’s 39-piece line offers upholstered seating and case goods such as a walnut-veneered dining table with tubular concrete legs named Cadence and the cube-shaped, leather paddle-stitched Zaftig stool.

Left: Flower Pot wallpaper in Primary/Multi by Missoni Home for York Wallcoverings Courtesy of York Wallcoverings | Right: The brand’s Happy Zig Zag wallpaper in Coral/Multi Courtesy of York Wallcoverings

York Wallcoverings blessed attendees with a new collection from Missoni Home. The collaboration offers an array of wallpaper designs punctuated by the Italian fashion brand’s iconic knitwear patterns, including the impressionist-art-inspired Flower Pot and the signature chevron-esque Happy Zig Zag.

The best debuts at High Point this fall
The Sorin 36-inch free-standing vanity in castor gray faux shagreen and dark gloss maple-burl countertops by Made Goods Courtesy of Made Goods

Made Goods delighted visitors with a gorgeous line of modern bathroom vanities. The customizable series spans three designs dressed in a medley of sumptuous materials, including the glossy maple-burl-wood-topped Conrad and the floating, faux shagreen wrapped Sorin.

Left: Longbranch Woven Leather lounge chairs by Ralph Lauren Courtesy of Ralph Lauren | Right: The brand’s Elsworth bar cabinet Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren showed off a pair of impeccably tailored collections named Palazzo and Shelter Point. The first features an array of heritage-inspired offerings such as rococo-style consoles and elaborate marquetry cabinets, while the second pays homage to the coastal landscape with pieces including the woven leather Longbranch lounge chair and the line’s namesake two-tiered solid oak cocktail table.

The best debuts at High Point this fall
Lorenzo lounge chairs and side table by Alexa Hampton for WoodardCourtesy of Woodard

Woodard showcased its collaboration with Alexa Hampton. Created with the designer’s Southampton home in mind, the launch offers a trio of artisan-crafted outdoor furniture collections, including the fretwork-filled Tuoro, the grigio-woven Lorenzo and the all-weather resin wicker San Michele.

Homepage photo: The Kravet’s Georgetown chair in artwork by Johanna Howard, Tiffanni Reidy, Holly McWhorter and Lana Abraham-Murawski| Courtesy of Kravet

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