This October at High Point Market, Fairfield will debut its first-ever designer collaboration with New York-based interior designer, product designer, author and lifestyle expert Libby Langdon. The complete home collection includes upholstery and casegoods, as well as Fairfield's foray into a new product category, bedroom furniture.
Langdon, who is originally from High Point, NC, and grew up with parents in the industry, is coming home to launch a collection of 40 pieces including everything from stools, side tables, and consoles, to beds, dining tables and sectional sofas.
"Libby’s design aesthetic and style make her the perfect partner for this collaboration,” explains Dixon Mitchell, Fairfield President and COO. “It has been a pleasure working with Libby on the collection and we are excited to unveil the full product line during High Point Market. Fairfield’s reputation for using masterful craftsmanship to create fashion-forward designs combined with Libby’s expertise and eye for design will undoubtedly place Fairfield in front of a new customer base as they source product.”
The designs combine Langdon's signature ‘easy, elegant, everyday' style with Fairfield's quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. “It’s been an incredible experience working with all of the fantastic folks at Fairfield,” said Langdon. “They take pride in good design and skilled craftsmanship, but there’s also the human component that is so special. It’s an incredible feeling to know that a piece of furniture was actually made by hand.” As for the inspiration for the collection: “The jumping off point came from my one-on-one time with clients and consumers, listening to what they like and don’t like; how they live in their spaces; and what their needs are. I often find that there’s a piece I want for a project but cannot find—like a chair with the perfect leg, a table that expands, a chest with stunning metal detail, or that one piece with just the right dimensions. If I’m needing these items consistently on different projects and I can’t find them (and neither can the three other people in my office), I figured that would be the perfect place to start designing.”
In celebration of the new collection, the high-end furniture manufacturer will showcase the entire collection in their High Point showroom, located at 200 N. Hamilton, Space 100. Join Fairfield and Langdon for a market full of happenings and events:
Friday, Oct. 18 - Monday, 21
"Win a Room Furnished by Libby: #LibbyLangdonHome Giveaway" – Libby and her partners, including Fairfield, Paragon, KAS Rugs and Crystorama, are so excited about her newest product launches that they have banded together to offer one lucky marketgoer an entire room vignette, including the Colby chair from her new Fairfield collection, the Feathers 1&2 series from her Paragon collection, a 5'x8' Modscape rug from her Upton collection for KAS, and the Hillcrest Chandelier from her Crystorama collection. The prize package is worth over $3100. To enter, individuals must 1. visit one of the following showrooms at market: Fairfield (200 N. Hamilton Street, N Ct 100), Paragon (IHFC - C203), and/or KAS Rugs (IHFC - G270); 2. look for the pun-tastic sayings on a stick and snap a selfie with your favorite pun in a Libby vignette; and 3. post the pic to Instagram, tag it with #LibbyLangdonHome and follow @libbylangdon.
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 11 a.m.
Libby Tells All: Product Design
Have you ever wondered how interior designers make the leap into product design? Join Furniture, Lighting & Decor EIC Diane Falvey and Libby, who has multiple licensed collections, including accessories, artwork, rugs, lighting and furniture, for an honest and informative discussion about breaking into and navigating product design. She'll share her experience, as well as advice on what you need to know when getting started, maintaining brand integrity and designing for your target audience. Q+A to follow, plus a walkthrough of her new furniture collection for Fairfield.
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 4-7 p.m.
Libby Langdon x Fairfield Launch Party
Fairfield is thrilled to introduce the Libby Langdon for Fairfield collection, a partnership that is a match made in furniture heaven, and not just because the North Carolina and furniture industry roots of each party run deep! Fairfield invites you to celebrate this awesome collection. Come view the extensive line and stay for the food, drinks, music and fun!