From an Oscar-winning actress to stars of the small screen to acclaimed interior designers, some of the biggest names in design are releasing new product at the fall 2019 High Point Market, and we’ve been lucky enough to chat with some of them and get personal tours of their lines.
Diane Keaton/Aidan Gray
Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton launched her new collection of lighting, Keaton Industries, with Aidan Gray. We got to check out the new line at a press reception Saturday morning. The line of ceiling lights includes bold black and white patterned shades with clean profiles and multiple hanging hardware options.
Hilary Farr/Kaleen Rugs
“Love It or List It” star Hilary Farr came to this market with a number of product launches, including furniture with Braxton Culler, lighting with Grandview Gallery, and rugs with Kaleen Rugs. In the Kaleen showroom, Farr walked us through her rug line, which features a range of styles, patterns and colors, including vibrant colors, soft neutrals, insect patterns, and the Global Altitude collection, which she told us was inspired by her views from airplanes.
Bobby Berk/A.R.T. Furniture
“Queer Eye” designer Bobby Berk launched his collection with A.R.T. Furniture last market, and while he has nothing new to show this market, he told us he has big plans in store for next April. The big news for Berk at this market is that his newest line is now available at the retail level and has already been scooped up by a major retailer.
To celebrate his 10th anniversary with Vanguard Furniture, Thom Filicia debuted a new collection with the company. Also on display in the showroom are 10 pieces from Filicia's original 2009 line that are still in production. Filicia celebrated the anniversary with a party in the showroom Saturday night.
Libby Langdon/Fairfield Chair
New York-based interior designer, product designer, author and lifestyle expert Libby Langdon’s first product launch with Fairfield Chair includes upholstery, casegoods and bedroom furniture — a first for the brand. ““It’s been an incredible experience working with all of the fantastic folks at Fairfield,” Langdon said of the collection. “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 part of its guest collaboration program, Arteriors launched a comprehensive collection of lighting, accessories and accent items designed by Ray Booth, partner at McAlpine with offices in New York City and Nashville. The new collection seeks to blur the line between old and new.