Nine matches made in High Point heaven.
In search of novelty and style, furniture brands like Hudson Valley Lighting and Henredon are looking to designers like Michigan’s Corey Damen Jenkins and New York’s David Kleinberg. New products range from exquisite floral arrangements and rattan-wrapped floor lamps to transcendent re-creations from the inimitable Tony Duquette archive. Read on for our favorite collabs of the season.
1. Corey Damen Jenkins x Hudson Valley Lighting Known for his vibrant interiors, designer Corey Damen Jenkins will offer up 18-plus fixtures available in a number of finishes, with his initial group of products spanning chandeliers, pendants, sconces and more for his inaugural lighting line. (Suites at Market Square, 200 W. Commerce Ave., M-90)
2. Jana Bek x Cotton & Quill and NDI Another Michigan-based designer, Jana Bek has dreamt up new lines for two partners. For her collaboration with Alabama-based textile studio Cotton & Quill, Bek designed a luxe travel–inspired collection of textiles and wallcoverings. The tropical-jewel-tone, South-meets-sass collection will be unveiled at High Point and will also be available on the designer’s e-commerce site. For NDI, the designer is launching six vase styles (think: cherry blossoms, fiddle-leaf figs and olive tree branches) paired perfectly with the hand-painted brushstroke ginger jars that she is known for. (Suites at Market Square, 200 W. Commerce Ave., M-7038; 200 Steele, 200 Steele St., 101)
3. David Kleinberg x Henredon “Clean-lined and very sophisticated,” in the brand’s words, David Kleinberg's new work for Henredon is a 40-SKU collection that includes occasional, upholstery, dining room and bedroom pieces. (Market Square, 305. W. High Ave., MS500)
4. Celerie Kemble x Arteriors Celerie Kemble’s first-ever lighting line embraces some of the Palm Beach native’s preferred materials: wicker, rattan, bamboo, and finishes like eglomise, milk glass, verdigris and gold leaf. It is also her first collab with Arteriors, a brand that has worked with designers like Barry Dixon and Laura Kirar. Says Kemble: “I designed this collection to be very tactile, with materials that pull from the natural and the handmade, where coastal informs the urbane. These pieces are meant to add levity and warmth to interiors—a touch of whimsy or flight of fancy, balanced with a modern edge.” (IHFC, 210 E. Commerce Ave., H320)
5. Michael Vanderbyl x Janus et Cie A “love song to sailing,” Hatch is the latest collection by Michael Vanderbyl, for Janus et Cie, and includes dining ensembles, modular occasional tables, luxe chaise longues and a serving cart, among other naval-inspired pieces. Vanderbyl draws on materials like premium teak to “replicate the traditional hatch of the finest cruising and racing yachts.” It’s no surprise he took inspiration from the sea: After a childhood spent sailing off San Francisco, he went on to become an avid yachtsman and has even designed for America’s Cup. (IHFC, 210 E. Commerce Ave., M130)
6. Michael Berman x Leftbank Art West Coast, best coast? Michael Berman might agree. "Channeling the contemporary art movement from the West Coast,” he says of his forthcoming eponymous line, the “collection comprises colorful graphics and natural pop art imagery that speak to modernism with a sophisticated eye.” Some of that Cali-inspired cool manifests itself in “Agave Palm Study II,” a brightly hued plexiglass piece devoted to the plant; and "Futurama I, II," glass-framed images of eye-popping green classic cars. (IHFC, 210 E. Commerce Ave., H304)
7. Tony Duquette x Maitland-Smith The late maximalist Tony Duquette left behind a wealth of decor and colorful artifacts at his Beverly Hills home, Dawnridge. Duquette’s longtime friend and collaborator Hutton Wilkinson (the duo’s clients included Doris Duke, J. Paul Getty, Vincent Minnelli, Elizabeth Arden and Herb Albert, to name a few), has now collaborated with Maitland-Smith to bring to life a collection of furniture, lighting, sculpture, and accessories either re-created or inspired by the icon’s estate. Our picks include decorative boxes, lighting, furniture and accessories. Pearson will also be launching the first Tony Duquette upholstery collection. (Market Square, 305 W. High Ave., MS348)
8. Suzanne Kasler x Hickory Chair The City of Light serves as creative fodder for Suzanne Kasler’s latest line, The Paris Collection, an array of bedroom, dining room and living room furnishings inspired by the city’s most romantic interiors, and Kasler’s own curatorial instincts—or, as the brand says, “her love of collecting all things French.” The launch is complemented by Kasler’s inaugural collection of lighting and accessories for Hickory Chair and will debut with custom-made de Gournay wallpaper as a backdrop. (Market Square, 305 W. High Ave., 324)
9. Laura Kirar, Barbara Barry and Sir Humphry Wakefield x Baker Furniture Baker may have been acquired last year, but the brand has not dropped its commitment to its stable of design talent. This Market sees new pieces from Laura Kirar (a 28-piece launch spanning upholstery, casegoods, lighting and accessories, including mirrors and a Lazy Susan); Barbara Barry (21 new fabrics, produced in mills in Italy and the U.S., as well as four new table lamps), and Sir Humphry Wakefield (upholstery and casegoods). Added bonus? There will be new additions to the Milling Road collection, as well. (319 N. Hamilton St.)