22 April 2011

Chairs and mirrors from Bobby McAlpine

Water Reed Pier mirror
The Water Reed Pier mirror is from the McAlpine Home collection of case goods and home accents from MacRae Designs. It takes its inspiration from the lines and textures of water reeds. Shown in weathered oak with an antiqued mirror, the design is also available in ebony, limestone or branch finishes. It measures 31.5 inches wide and 71.5 inches tall.
Known for high-quality, handcrafted antique reproductions that blend classic design elements with modern twists, Atlanta-based MacRae Designs launched the McAlpine Home Collection in 2009. The collaboration between McAlpine and MacRae Designs has resulted in a versatile furniture collection that redefines traditional English antique design. This partnership also represents the next growth phase for the architect’s McAlpine Home Collection, which made its debut in 2002 with the series of upholstered pieces he designed for Lee Industries.
Directoire dog bed console

Blount Chapel arm chair (a side chair is available)
Among the other introductions at the High Point Market were a Duck Club wing chair, a Fern Knuckle chair, the Blount Chapel arm and side chairs and the Directoire dog bed console.

21 April 2011

Casual dining furniture in classic styles

John Thomas Furniture, a division of Whitewood Industries, specializes in casual dining furniture. Its "not-so-new" Dining Essentials collection, according to Bryan Sprinkles, sales and marketing manager, has consistently gained momentum among retailers over the past three years. At the High Point Furniture Market this month, the company added several new tables.
The 75-plus piece collection, made up of solid wood tables, chairs, stools and workcenters, in a variety of finishes, ranges from a 30-inch by 30-inch table top to a 36-inch by 54-inch table.
Retailers can choose sizes and finishes (Rich Mocha, Linen, Black, Black and Cherry, or Cinnamon and Espresso). A table top POP demonstrating the variety of options available will support the collection’s extensive offerings.

20 April 2011

Baby and youth furniture seen in High Point

Samuel Lawrence Furniture’s newest youth introduction, named “Tiara,” is bejeweled with multifaceted finials and hardware. It was introduced under the Sammy brand at the High Point International Furniture Market in April. The collection will be available for shipment early this summer.

The company calls this a complete collection. In addition to standard bedroom furniture, it includes a make-up table with a little tuffet chair. The drop-down front drawer is ideal for a laptop. Each collection includes several bed options, including bunk-beds which can be configured in a number of ways. Media chest, nightstands and a tall chest are also standard with each collection.

SLF is a strategic marketing unit of Home Meridian International. Collections are available container direct or may be special ordered individually from bicoastal warehouses.

19 April 2011

Espresso machine and milk frother

The Concerto
At the Housewares Show in Chicago in March, Espressione introduced a range of coffee appliances. Among them are:
  • The Rapid Touch Coffee Grinder with stainless steel blades and chromated push button control
  • The Squissita Plus 18 bar pressure espresso machine with unique electroplate chrome finish, and the
  • “Concerto” capsule espresso machine with a cool-to-the-touch plastic housing, built-in thermostat and automatic shut-off system.
The espresso machine uses Meseta biodegradable capsules, which are available in four blends.
The Cremaccino milk frother

18 April 2011

Contempo plates based on 19th century Brooklyn prints

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Last week, Think Fabricate launched a new line of transferware plates at 7 W New York Tabletop Week in Gallery on Six (Suite 604). Jason Gorsline, co-founder of Think Fabricate, said “Since our first collection of furniture included a wall-mounted display cabinet, it seemed fitting that we design a special group of plates to adorn the shelves and show our connection to Brooklyn, where we live and work.”
Each of the three transferware plates features a portion of a lithographic print by Currier and Ives dating back to 1879, showing a “balloon view” of Brooklyn with its south and west waterfront in the foreground. The three details from the map used on the plates illustrate the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and the Navy Yard with Wallabout Bay in the foreground. The reverse side of the each coupe-style plate depicts the Think Fabricate logo – a composition of two overlapping heads forming a light bulb.

The color of the plates is the same blue that is featured in the Think Fabricate logo. Susan Doban, co-founder of Think Fabricate, explains, “It’s a bit more intense and rich than a traditional Wedgewood blue, giving the historical imagery on the plates a more modern appearance. In our interior design and architectural projects, we often find that the right color can make an important impact and breathe new life into a historical space.” See Think Fabricate on Facebook.

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