Meghan Trainor may not have been singing about furniture, but her hit All About That Bass turned out to be prescient at the recent spring High Point Market. Across the 11.5 million square feet of home furnishings showroom space in 180 buildings, it was evident bottoms are tops.
The emphasis on the base took several forms. Some manufacturers took their cues from nature, others went geometric and a few were whimsical or classical. And it wasn’t just tables. Lamps also cast light on the foundations of this trend.
Both the “Dapper Man” lamp and “Coco’s String of Pearls and Little Black Dress” lamp from Alexander Julian’s new collection for Jonathan Charles are the perfect merger of fashion and furniture design. The detail in the marquetry and materials is exquisite.
Among the other designers and home furnishings makers getting back to “base”-ics were Kelly Wearstler, Alexa Hampton, Dakota Jackson, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Universal Furniture, Theodore Alexander, Robert James and many others.
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Jackson got right to the bottom of his glass top Kingsley dining table.
“My work is about the discovery of the detail,” he says.