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High Point Market has become the home furnishings’ version of Fashion Week, full of elaborate displays and glamorous parties celebrating product introductions. With 11.5 million square feet of showroom space to scour in five days, my mission is to hunt for embellishments—to discover how manufacturers are incorporating details in furniture and home accessory design. At this past market, I was keenly aware of design both reacting and foretelling consumers’ elevated tastes. High-end design details, once reserved exclusively to the interior design trade, are launching in retail and ecommerce. It’s the result of information now available to the masses, through social media, decorating TV shows, Pinterest, and Houzz— but also arising from interior designers creating product lines based on their client’s needs, like furniture for open floor plans. Michigan-based interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins explained the focus on 360-degree furniture by referencing fashion: “When a model comes down the Paris runway, her gown is designed to make a statement from the front view. However, as she gracefully pivots to return, the back of her gown is ‘speaking’ too.” zz by Jana Platina Phipps 68 | wf-vision.com | Jan + Feb 2017
Published on Dec 21, 2016
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