Here are the launches we're most excited for
October 10, 2018
'Tis the season! No, not hall-decking time (yet), but High Point's fall market is coming. Next week, designers, manufacturers, editors, and more will descend upon the North Carolina town for its biannual market, the largest show of furniture in the country. As with every iteration, this fall's promises a slew of exciting collection launches and displays. Since it's hard to keep up with the hundreds of showrooms opening their doors, AD PRO has pared down the launches we're most excited for. That doesn't mean exploration is off the table, though—stay tuned for our reports on what we find while we're there!
Mark D. Sikes for Hudson Valley Lighting
Designer Mark D. Sikes, who has created a signature look based on reviving classic motifs like blue-and-white stripe and chinoiserie, will debut a line for Hudson Valley Lighting—aptly titled "Classics." Expect to see many traditional shapes, elegant details, and unexpected finishes. Sikes is a veritable expert at licensed lines at this point, having debuted collections with Henredon, Schumacher, Merida, and Soane. This will be his first foray into lighting. Market Square M90
Arteriors New Showroom
After celebrating its 30th anniversary last year, the Texas-based lighting-turned-design company has a new milestone this year: the opening of a massive, 9,000 square foot new High Point showroom. Set in the first floor of the C&D building, the more expansive space will offer the company ample room to show off products from its stable of collaborators, which includes Celerie Kemble, Windsor Smith, and Jay Jeffers, to name a few. C&D Building, 1st floor
This Is Not a Chair
As part of a preview of High Point's newest creative space, Plant Seven, which will roll out over the next year, the onetime factory building is hosting an exhibition—curated by Standard Issue Design—that brings small-scale producers and independent designers into the folds of the country's biggest furniture market. Expect to see works by the likes of Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Kim Markel, and many other creatives who have never before shown at High Point. 101 W. English Road
Denise McGaha and Barry Goralnick for Currey & Co.
Currey & Co. will have its hands full this market with the launch of two new designer collections, one by Dallas-based Denise McGaha and another by New York architect and designer Barry Goralnick. Currey counts names like Bunny Williams and Lillian August in its current roster of designers. IHFC M110
Minted Designer Collaborations
Minted, the online marketplace for paper goods, art, and home decor from independent makers, is making an effort to grow its professional designer audience with a High Point activation. For the show, they've enlisted designers MA Allen, Justine Macfee, and John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage to curate fine art collections that will be displayed at the show. Market Suites M2029
Following the success of its designer tablescape pop-up last market, Replacements is bringing back the program with four new designers. Jean Liu Design, Madcap Cottage, Savage Interior Design, and Traci Zeller Interiors will each design a table making use of the tableware and accessories available through the Replacements Designer Program. Market Suites M1015
Thomas Fuchs for Fine Art Lamps
There is no shortage of exciting lighting collaborations launching this market, and Fine Art Lamps is in on the illuminating trend, too, with a new collaboration with Thomas Fuchs of artisan glassmaking studio Thomas Fuchs Creative. A sneak peek at Fuchs's line indicates plenty of intricately cut glass for stunning table lamps. IHFC C229