Editor’s Spotlight: Designers Today

Editor-in-chief Jane Dagmi reviews emerging home furnishings themes for 2021

Creativity flowed confidently from exhibitors at Fall Market. Dominant themes included cozy, curvy upholstery; architectural motifs; the female form; stone elements; connecting to the outdoors; and black and white, for color. Even with a nine-day October Market, I was left wanting to see more.

Currey & Company

As handsome as it is handy, the cathedral-inspired Dyer ottoman from Currey & Company is a stylish solution for pull-up or pull-apart seating, depending upon the social distance one seeks. Constructed of walnut and mahogany, it features a dining chair seat height of 18 inches.

Currey & Company

Hooker Furniture

The Cascade chair at Hooker Furniture is upholstered in a performance fabric and accented with lacquered burlap. It’s one of countless contemporary curved seating options shown in textured shades of white.

Hooker Furniture

Leftbank Art

At 54” x 80”, the life-size heroine of artist David Erickson’s ‘Eavesdropping’ has a commanding but quiet presence. This Leftbank Art selection adds a beautiful dose of subdued color to a room. Smaller sizes are available but, truly, why would you shrink this beauty?

Leftbank Art

Moe’s Home Collection

Constructed from refined Kailashpuri white marble, each 40” square by 12” high Nash coffee table from Moe’s Home Collection will be uniquely patterned. Coasters are recommended for protecting this natural stone.

Moe’s Home Collection

Universal Furniture

Versatile and shapely, the Boden accent table from the Coastal Living outdoor collection at Universal Furniture measures 22” high x 18” in diameter and is covered in smoke-colored rope, with an array of other colors available, too.

Universal Furniture

vanCollier

Smothered in a matte coat of Yves Klein blue, the Hamish bowl with ostrich eggs from vanCollier becomes one surreal objet d’art and a brilliant point of connection in any space.

vanCollier

We look forward to seeing how these themes play out at Spring Market, June 5-9, and to seeing Jane’s next round of discoveries in Designers Today!

About Jane Dagmi

Editor-in-chief of Designers Today magazine and host of the media brand’s SAID podcast, Jane is an influential reporter on the home furnishings trade show circuit. She also makes regular appearances as a moderator for industry panel discussions, and she serves as a High Point Market Authority board member.