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Summer 2020 | Issue 16

With the entire design world cooped up at home and dependent on digital tools for human interaction, this issue pauses to capture both the uncertainty and the innovation as COVID-19 continues to upend the industry. From designers taking mentorship to the next level and textiles brands reevaluating how they bring product to market to a reimagined guide to the season’s High Point Market debuts we all missed, we uncover the spirit of discovery designers need now.

Features
A wave of designers are turning their business savvy into online courses, creating broad fanbases and a steady source of income during uncertain times.
BY Haley Chouinard
If everyone agrees that there’s too much fabric on the market, then why are so many brands rushing to make more of it? We explore who's launching new collections—and when and why—in search of a unified theory of newness.
BY Fred Nicolaus
Design Dispatch
sustainability
Two college friends launched a direct-to-consumer sofa company with a twist: It's completely sustainable.
show-rumors
The coronavirus pandemic shut down trade showrooms across the country for months on end, putting a pause on in-person sales. As brands slowly reopen for business, have businesses that once swore by showroom sales changed their tune? The answer may surprise you.
real estate
COVID-19 may forever change American cities. What does that mean for designers?
designers debate
It’s all about the mix—the question is how you get there. As a rule, Schuyler Samperton starts with layers of patterned textiles, while Noz Nozawa sticks to saturated solids that give strong silhouettes center stage. The two California designers unpack their best practices for adding color and pattern to a room for maximum effect.
Designer's Guide
Each year, the High Point Market Authority taps a new group of designers to scour the Market for the season’s best finds and top trends. We asked the 2020 Style Spotters for a little insight into one of their picks.
In the era of social distance, the concept of collaboration takes on new meaning. We checked in with designers and brands to learn the stories behind some of the season’s star-powered partnerships.
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.
BOH asked eight designers to dream up a room featuring pieces they would have discovered at High Point Market this spring. Atlanta-based Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters answered the challenge with a stunning dining room inspired by what Black wealth would have looked like in an 1850s American home.
BOH asked eight designers to dream up a room featuring pieces they would have discovered at High Point Market this spring. Kansas City–based Sara Noble answered the challenge with a rosy dining space designed for living the dream.
BOH asked eight designers to dream up a room featuring pieces they would have discovered at High Point Market this spring. Des Moines, Iowa–based Amanda Reynal answered the challenge with a chic wicker-filled sunroom.
BOH asked eight designers to dream up a room featuring pieces they would have discovered at High Point Market this spring. Baton Rouge, Louisiana–based Arianne Bellizaire answered the challenge with a fresh, chic dining room created with family in mind.
BOH asked eight designers to dream up a room featuring pieces they would have discovered at High Point Market this spring. Indianapolis-based Tiffany Skilling answered the challenge with a living room that melds natural motifs with a contemporary flair.
BOH asked eight designers to dream up a room featuring pieces they would have discovered at High Point Market this spring. Phoenix, Arizona–based Jaimee Rose answered the challenge with a textured island getaway in the Maldives.
BOH asked eight designers to dream up a room featuring pieces they would have discovered at High Point Market this spring. Los Angeles–based Brigette Romanek answered the challenge with a luxe living room perched in the clouds.

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