Steelyard Fall Market Preview

Designers’ information resource shares some favorite fall introductions

As the seasons start to turn, many of us find ourselves struggling to adequately describe the summer of uncertainty we just came through. But hope springs eternal here at Steelyard, as High Point Market is set to open on schedule, October 13-21. And like a welcome breath of normalcy, the buzz coming out of many factories and shops is starting to build.

One brand in particular that is starting to make some noise about their Fall Market plans is Jonathan Charles. Known for their skillfully handcrafted luxury home furnishings, Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture has evolved into one of the most sought-after brands in the fine home furnishings category. And they have multiple new lifestyle collections and stand-alone items premiering in time for October that are really catching our eye!

The first is the Barcelona Collection. This is how their team described it to us: “Barcelona celebrates the interplay of beautiful veneer work, stunning finish techniques and master metalwork in stainless steel with a warm champagne finish along with silver and gold leaf accents. The shaping of the case and seating pieces reflects an appreciation for a clean modern aesthetic while still referencing the historic motifs found in traditional styling.”

Be still my heart! Here’s one of our favorite pieces:

Jonathan Charles - Barcelona Collection

As for the Toulouse Collection, our ears perked up when they told us about unexpected applications of walnut veneer and eye catching metal accents. Or maybe it was the expertly applied heritage craft of duck eggshell inlay that got us! Or both!

Jonathan Charles - Toulouse Collection

Either way, we heard enough about both the Barcelona and Toulouse Collections to have the Jonathan Charles showroom (200 N Hamilton) on our must-see list for October. And we haven’t even mentioned the Hamilton Collection! I guess you will just have to join us in their showroom to find out more about that one!

Another brand that has us wishing we were already in High Point is Sunpan. Knowing they will be opening their new, expanded showroom in Showplace (1200) already had us excited, but now they have shared that one of the centerpieces of the new space will be their brand new collection, Domestic by SUNPAN.

This new collection of sustainable, locally made sofas will be debuted for the very first time. And a little birdie told us that armchairs will be coming soon, too! These earth-friendly pieces have been crafted with responsibly sourced materials including FSC Certified wood and performance fabrics made from recycled plastic water bottles. We are desperate to see these...and sit in them...at High Point Market!

Sunpan

Sunpan

Sunpan

And finally, Nourison has us ready to order a DeLorean to blast into the future and be at HPMKT already!

Nourison introduced over 100 new products just a few weeks ago, including new Prismatic, Starry Nights and Kathy Ireland Home designs, and new Plateau, Infinite and Colorado collections. Seeing them on our screen got us tingling with anticipation to put our hands on them, and their showroom in IHFC (IH101) will be our first chance to do so.

Nourison

Nourison

Nourison

Nourison

Nourison

As summer comes to a close, and we all look forward to some more normalcy in the fall, we have High Point Market circled, underlined, highlighted, and italicized on our calendar. We wouldn’t miss it for the world, but especially with all of these new, amazing products and collections set to debut. Can it please be October 13th already!

About Steelyard

Developed to simplify the way designers source, Steelyard puts a panoply of furnishings resources at its members’ fingertips. One password-protected login provides access to trade pricing and the ability to send and track direct inquiries to the vendor with one click. As all Steelyard members are vetted professional architects or designers, suppliers respond quickly, confident that they are dealing with a qualified lead.