The furniture industry is experiencing a new wave of collection and product debuts in 2016. The following launches are ones to keep in mind.
1. Conform and the Timeout Chair
During April’s High Point Market, Conform will make its North American introduction. The European furniture manufacturer is owned by Furninova, a Scandinavian company. In 2015, Conform expanded operations into Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea, following multiple years of consistent growth.
Its appearance at High Point will be the first time American buyers will get to see its Timeout chair in person. The contemporary swivel chair features reclining capability and comes with an angled footstool. In total, four models will be available for viewing.
2. Rachael Ray Home
The same market will be the first time food expert Rachael Ray shares her latest project, Rachael Ray Home. She has partnered with Craftmaster and Legacy Classic to develop more than 300 pieces, including 25 accent chairs and approximately 50 upholstered pieces featuring 60 exclusive fabrics.
Within her home line are three collections, Upstate, Soho, and Highline. The former has an Americana style and hand-waxed patina look, while Soho offers an urban feel with an ashy, gray taupe tone finish. Highline also has an urban feel. Its products contain charcoal highlights and soft gray hues.
Rachael Ray Home provides furnishings that meet the needs of every room. For instance, the designer crafted a storage solution called “Home Base” that transforms a space into a mini mudroom with customizable shelving and a white board for messages. The line will be produced in North Carolina and begin shipping in August.
Designed by Michael Berman, Califolio will launch under the brand of Theodore Alexander. The collection contains wood and upholstered furnishings as well as mirrors, home accessories, and lighting. It has clean lines and modern design elements that encompass the feel of urban coastal living. Consisting of sumptuous textiles paired with an eclectic mix of other materials and finishes expected of California design, the collection helps people enjoy living casually both indoors and out.
Among items promoted in Califolio are beds with horizontally tufted headboards and two dining tables with spans of 48 and 84 inches. A solid oak Collins dresser and ultra-suede bookcase are also available. The official collection launch party occurs mid-April.
4. Sunny Designs
Sunny Designs kicked off 2016 by unveiling more than 200 home furnishing pieces. Described as an aggressive debut by Furniture Today, the product launch included 20 new dining sets, occasional and entertainment consoles, and 10 never-before-seen bedroom sets that retail up to $1,699.
Customers will notice the integration of industrial styles as well as appreciate how Sunny Designs has crafted furnishings with perfectly contrasting colors. The Bourbon County collection, for instance, has antique white base finishes as well as dark wood tops. Its low country design elements are seen in bedroom and dining furniture. While the manufacturer’s new products do not represent the rustic nature that many people associate with the brand, they do not stray far.
5. Atelier Home and New American Traditions
A&B Home expanded its Venetucci Collection with Atelier Home and New American Traditions, two lines that give consumers the ability to mix and match pieces to personalize their space. The original collection consists of pillows and rugs as well as artwork. New American Traditions extends the line of home art with original reproductions from the Newport Preservation Society.
Additionally, the line gives new life to traditional furnishings by switching out classic hues for contemporary colors. In respect to Atelier Home, it takes a completely modern approach with its home furnishings and accents. Anthony Venetucci, the mind behind the designs, states that it “is one of A&B Home’s strongest lines.” Customers will be able to view the collection through a reformatted product catalogue set to release mid-April.
6. Trisha Yearwood Furniture and Rugs
Trisha Yearwood Furniture was created by country music star and Food Network celebrity Trisha Yearwood. In partnership with Klaussner Home Furnishings, the star designed 80 pieces to outfit kitchens, living spaces, and dining rooms, among other places.
In particular, the dining and bedroom furniture, which features a shabby-chic style, sells well in Oklahoma. Ms. Yearwood also made time to design rugs with Natco Home. The launch will feature approximately 100 types of rugs. She has created kitchen and decorative rugs as well as those that can be utilized indoors and out.
In an effort to give customers more affordable options, luxury furniture designer Marge Carson developed a new line, Carson. The line contains approximately 75 wood pieces that come in standard fabrics, trims, finishes, and hardware. Unlike other lines created by the company, the collection limits customization options, so more people can afford the haute look and quality of a Marge Carson piece.
The new approach bridges the gap between retailers and consumers by pricing each piece in the medium-high end price point. Carson includes casual contemporary, transitional, and classic European furniture. Influences of mid-century modern can be found in the Lyric collection, while French and Italian design elements appear in Aria.