Fall 2013 High Point Market - Mad for Modern

by Lisa Stewart 25 Oct 2013

This living room in Shenzhen, China has modern sofas that contrast the classic Chinese fretwork. Accentuated by the use of light and dark colors, the furnishings seem somewhat understated compared to the commanding views. The sofa designer, Kelvin Giormani, lives in Hong Kong and manages the daily operations of his family’s manufacturing business. I enjoyed reminiscing with him in High Point.

The modern desk below reminds me of classic Coco Chanel with its captivating curves, wonderful warm wood and golden metal. The stunning oversized dining table with its X shaped legs was more intriguing in person than in the photograph. I'm not usually a fan of modern furnishings but these fantastic new pieces made me want to redecorate! That’s why "Best in Show" at the Fall 2013 High Point Furniture Market goes to the Planum showroom with its modern sofa, desk and dining table pictured here.

Lisa Stewart is an Interior Designer in Raleigh, NC