There definitely was an undercurrent of something sinister at High Point this Fall. Along with the snakes, there was lots of black, leather, and strapping. It’s a continuation of the industrial trend somewhat,…but it has gone a little more towards bondage and the stuff of nightmares in a sense. Granted, market WAS a week before Halloween. I was also pleasantly surprised to see as much of the hot blood red color as I did throughout various showrooms. It always draws the eye and gains attention, so for a quirky shape it is a natural choice.
Dreamwalls Trends from High Point Market Fall 2011 - Dread Red
Global Views Created a bit of leather toughness with plenty of nail heads on buttery leather. The red beverage table takes it in an even more edgy direction. And who are those little gremlins rappelling down upon you while you sleep? Arteriors featured mod shapes that popped extra in hot red. And I’ve GOT to have those creepy baby doll heads! Norwalk has a British inspired collection called “Boho Chic” that they introduced in the Spring, but the skulls create a motif that is unexpectedly weird. Arcanum is a new company based in Savannah, GA that had some interesting forged steel shapes to their beverage tables with a bit of gothic flair. Johnston Casuals featured a huge steel mirror, powder coated blood red. Red Gallery had the most eye catching sign directing traffic to their gallery with this distressed Rauschenberg inspired dress. Noir Furniture always has dark and provocative artwork. “Girl with Birds” doesn’t disappoint. Made Goods featured coral done dangerously in hot red and pointy all over. Charleston Forge featured flawless steel strapping, imprisoning some of our Dreamwalls Antique mirror.