As my trend report from High Point Market comes to a close, we end on a very primitive trend and a very futuristic scientific trend: Mo’ Molecules was a trend that definitely had a space, science, or chemical vibe. It’s not just a trend in motif, but it’s also about the choices of materials,…mirror, shiny brass, translucence or iridescence.
Cyan – The Orion mirror wasn’t new this market, but it has caught my eye for few markets now,….maybe it was just ahead of it’s time. Does that mean it’s from the future?
Phylum Designs – had some interesting art pieces in the Nuevo booth. Little planets and satellites, or molecular designs? I don’t care, because the wood and steel had me at first sight.
Gabby – Their Molecular Table was the thing that made me say, “Hey! That’s exactly what this motif should be called!” But I love the translucent glass and steel in such a delicate balance.
Emissary Home – Their “Crystal Finish” was available on a wide variety of shapes in both white and mint. It was a chemical reaction that happened during the glazing process, so each piece turned out completely unique and random. I loved them!
Industrial Age Antiques – Pat Linthicum of Looking At Glass always finds the coolest things, and these “flash mirrored” laboratory glassware was no exception. How great would they look clustered on a mantle or holding the pens at your desk?
Arteriors – The “Zanadoo” chandelier looks like an updated sputnik light. The delicate golden rods emanating out from the tiny orbs of light were like a beautiful star exploding
Worldly Goods - The glass mirrored balls were beautiful and like little molecules clustering together for interesting table top pieces.
Last but not least,…skin was in at High Point. “Seeking Hides” showed hides being used unusual ways, lots of shagreen in a variety of colors, and metallic and unusual manipulation of skins and hides. While this trend is reaching back to the most primitive of materials, the execution was anything but.
Norwalk - This easy wearing fabric, “Udder Madness” wasn’t real hide, but was extremely convincing.
Regina Andrew Designs – This rug was hexagonal, pieced, and had metallic accents to the cowhide. Stunning.
A&B Home – A whole wall of faux fur pillows and throws was so inviting for a snuggle.
Arteriors – The Kelli Violet Hide table lamp reminded me of a My Little Pony. You could not stop petting it!
Mr. Brown – I’ve shown you a lot of shagreen in some of the other trend slides, but this one was burnished and so beautiful, it won the most luxe shagreen for me. Their parent company, Julian Chinchester, also had some lovely vellum pieces made from a hide that were lovely and had a luminous quality about them.
Made Goods – They were doing shagreen years ago, before it was cool; in a variety of colors, too. But this hide desk took my breath away. To see the fur on the actual work surface was so unusual, and unexpected. (I’d put a glass top over it of course)
Design Accents, LLC – this small booth in Pavillions on 3rd used hides with metallics, brilliantly dyed colors, and unique piecing to create pillows and ottoman cubes that could work in many different environments.
And for our other trends, check out >> Great Gatsby and Post Preppy , Man on Wire and Urban Nomad , Hi Honey , and Color Trends . And don’t forget to check out our Pinterest board,…where I put additional items that don’t necessarily fit into the “trend”. We’ll look forward to keeping you abreast of trends and colors again in the fall!