The trend spotting from High Point Fall 2010 continues this week. For earlier topics, go HERE (Modern Menagerie), HERE (Wing Chairs, Menswear, & Pagodas), HERE (Customized Brights), or HERE (Red and a Touch of Dread).
But today I show some general motifs I saw while breezing down the halls,…designs that repeated in several places that jumped out at me. The clover shape was still prevalent from last market, but I saw the following new shapes really begin to emerge in lovely ways.
First was the square within a square. I photographed it at Worlds Away and Jonathan Adler, but saw it in many, many others. I am really partial to this shape for the simple purity of it; but also for its flexibility to create a practical structural element as well as a pleasing design.
Secondly, was the easy interlocking circle motif; reminiscent of floating bubbles or ripples in a pond. Worlds Away, Selamat and Cyan all had lovely pieces featuring this fanciful and light-hearted design.
Lastly, was a modified diamond within a square,…which quilters know as Cathedral Windows. As the daughter of a quilt teacher, it’s nice for me to see it in steel, burlap, and wood from Caracole, Gabby and Mr. Brown by Julian Chichester.
Thank you to all the wonderful showrooms that create such amazingly well-crafted pieces with such evocative designs. I encourage you all to visit their websites and love the variety of their offerings.