Fall 2012 High Point Market - Juxtaposed & Intriguing

by Lisa Stewart 1 Nov 2012

This is not your Grandmother’s Queen Anne coffee table! Bless her heart. Take a look at this cool one introduced by the Phillips Collection Showroom. Their “Split the Difference” coffee table caught my eye as “Best in Show” at the Fall 2012 High Point Furniture Market.

With its striking combination of unexpected materials this coffee table is a conversation piece. Looking like a still reflecting pool the flat top is crafted with hand-cut stainless steel in a chrome finish. It appears as a clean slice atop the dark lava-like base made of molded stone and resin. This juxtaposition of smooth steel and jagged rock creates an intriguing look that even Grandmother might like. While not for everyone this piece exemplifies cutting edge design and creative use of materials. I Love it!

Lisa Stewart is an Interior Designer in Raleigh, NC.