designer's guide | Jul 24, 2020 |
Ahead of the curve: 17 shapely new pieces

A season of missed industry shows spurred our editors to reimagine our guide to High Point Market, focusing on the inspiration journey that design professionals need now.

Looking for a way to break up the right angles of a boxy space? Lean into the rounded edges and graceful arches of these parabolic products that cut a striking silhouette in a sea of sharp corners.

Ahead of the curve: 17 shapely new pieces
Ring in the season's new debuts with these circles and curves. Hover over each product for more information.

1. Both circular layers of the Jayna chandelier by Crystorama are wrapped in string and finished in a burnished silver for a subtle shimmer.

2. With sleek lines inspired by midcentury designer Jean Royère, the sloping back of Nathan Anthony’s Embrace sofa lives up to its name by wrapping gently around the seat cushion.

3. Circular motifs adorn the rattan Seychelles daybed, part of Coastal Living’s latest collection with Universal Furniture.

4. In Dôme Deco’s F11-S2 coffee table, a conical steel base supports a gold-finished metal top with a delicate lip.

5. Like a line drawing come to life, Industry West’s steel-framed Amigo chair is outfitted with a simple leather sling seat and back and wooden details that add warmth.

6. Inspired by a neck collar from a Metropolitan Museum of Art jewelry exhibit, the Reed rectangular dining table—part of Jamie Drake’s latest collection for Theodore Alexander—features a gilt finish on its oak veneer base.

7. The playful punched-out dots in the wrought iron Lapidus two-tiered chandelier, one of Sasha Bikoff’s new confections for Currey & Company, are illuminated to kaleidoscopic effect.

8. The gold-glazed hollow center of the oblong Maire table lamp from Lite Source brings a metallic touch to the glossy black ceramic base.

9. Clad in navy velvet, the curved base of the Lauryn lounge chair by Sunpan mirrors the barrel-back seat.

10. An ivory concrete top and an hourglass-shaped base make the Parrot dining table from Lillian August for Hickory White a modern statement indoors or out.

11. Handcrafted from solid reclaimed elm, the stark, geometric Keane bench from Four Hands showcases the wood’s knots and graining.

12. A medley of shapes in the hand-embellished Powder Finger print by Evan Taylor for RFA Decor create a stylish abstract wall accent.

13. The simple lines of the Valley cocktail table by Hickory White make the elegant ash piece feel like the ultimate balancing act.

14. The antiqued finish of the cast resin Ibiza mirror by Regina Andrew highlights the imperfections of the original hand-carved form.

15. Modway’s Isla dining chair features shiny brass legs, a curved seat frame and a channeled back.

16. The marble-topped Orsay cocktail table by Alfonso Marina is modeled on the asymmetrical form of an amoeba.

17. A belt of painted rattan brings a more relaxed feel to the classically inspired form of the Narration chair from Caracole’s latest Modern collection.

Homepage image: The Seychelles daybed from Universals latest line with Coastal Living | Courtesy of Universal Furniture

This article originally appeared in Summer 2020 issue of Business of Home, Issue 16. Subscribe or become a BOH Insider for more.

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