Seating sample: A look at new sofas, swivel chairs and more
There’s a lot of movement — literally — in seating being introduced at this spring’s High Point Market, with Universal Furniture adding a motion group and other producers extending their seating collections with adjustable-headrest recliners and swivel chairs.
But even stationary options, many with sumptuous leathers and fabrics, are likely to move quickly off showroom floors and into consumers’ homes. We’ve got a sampling of sofas, sectionals, benches and other indoor and outdoor seating you can see at market April 22-26.
Dorel Home is expanding Cortney’s Collection by The Novogratz this season, with product inspired by various neighborhoods in which interior designer and mom of seven Cortney Novogratz has lived. The Crosby swivel chair (shown in Berry) has a metal swivel base and a midcentury vibe. (Commerce & Design building, 8N, 9A, Floor 8)
Japandi expression meets art deco-inspired form in the Mylan side chair set on a 3-inch alder wood platform base. From Nathan Anthony, each arm face of the chair features a solid wood inset and Norwegian leather strap detailing. Shown in an ivory Italian boucle cover. Fully customizable. It also comes in a sofa and ottoman. (International Home Furnishings Center, IH602, Commerce, Floor 1)
Universal Furniture is debuting a six-style collection of motion upholstery. Each frame is designed to capture the look of stationary seating with “the surprise function of motion,” the company says. The six styles — Mixon, Kelce (sofa shown), Tucker, Higgins, Nelson and Rhodes — come in a mixture of sofa, sectional and chair frames. Each style features exposed legs, a fully upholstered back, incliner mechanisms and detailed stitching. They are power motioned with battery packs and come in six leather and six fabric options. (101 S. Hamilton St.)
The new Capricorn chair from Eichholtz has a striking metal frame in a brushed brass finish. Its seat and back are dressed in a cream boucle. (129 S. Hamilton St.)
Zuo’s Duchess sofa (shown in yellow) has an elegantly wrapped body on a fine but strong frame. The modern shape with a fun glam fabric works in any space — residential or hospitality. (IHFC, H543, Hamilton, Floor 5)
Bellini Modern Living is introducing a motion sofa group covered in Novabuk, a high-quality microfiber imported from Italy that offers the opulent look and feel of suede. The Camilla II is a contemporary motion sofa with dual recline and power-adjustable headrests and footrests. The group will be stocked in a Soft Dove Gray and will be available for special order in a selection of 18 colors. IHFC, H520, Hamilton, Floor 5
New from Stickley is the Chester power motion seating group, with a modern roll-arm sofa, loveseat and reclining chair. All share a wall-recline function with a two-button controller, USB charging port, articulating headrests, deeply comfortable seat and back cushions, tapered square feet and nail head trim. (200 N. Hamilton St., 135A, Floor 1)
Richly designed to add a distinguished, classic feel to any room, this side chair from Hurtado is handcrafted of solid wood that is accented with a metal base. Its proportions and decadent fabrics make it an ideal complement to an elegant dining table. Both finishes and upholstery can be modified to suit customers’ needs. (208 W. English Road)
A blocky structure pairs with supple comfort in the Harland sofa from Sarried Ltd. Shown in light brown leather, it is also available in dark brown leather and a neutral fabric. (Commerce & Design building, 3D, Floor 3)
The Olsen Banquette from Regina Andrew Detroit is a sleek, statement-making bench banquette with sloping, narrow track arms. The ultra-soft cotton slipcover is washable, and attached casters make it easy to move the banquette from the dining room to foyer to sitting area. (IHFC, IH006, Commerce, Floor 1)
Armen Living has upgraded the curved, sheltering back of its Ditas patio dining chair with an elegant weave. Crafted with resilient and weather-resistant gray rope, the weave accentuates the look and feel of the outdoor armchair. It sits upon slender black steel legs. (IHFC, H721, Hamilton, Floor 7)
The double Murro Bay bench is made of rattan and wicker, with a woven wicker seat and pole rattan legs. It is part of the Weekender collection from Universal Furniture, the company’s third indoor collaboration with Coastal Living. (101 S. Hamilton St.)
This mod sofa, with angled metal legs, channel stitching and a rich velvet green cover, is part of a chic upholstery collection from Meva. (Showplace, 2310, Floor 2)
Norwalk Furniture is introducing its Snuggy upholstery group at High Point Market. Shown in a light blush fabric, the group features deep seating and a teardrop design on the arms and backs of each piece. It is shown with the Cremini ottomans in a neutral fabric. IHFC, M108, Main, Floor 1
The Brooklyn sofa by Bradington-Young is characterized by its tall, rounded, tear-drop-shaped arms. Taking design cues from the classic Chesterfield sofa style, the sofa is modernized with a slimmer profile and clean lines. Showplace, Floor 3
As a modular outdoor group, the San Jose sectional is both versatile and accommodating. The group includes a pair of two-seat sofas, as well as a height-adjustable tables. San Jose is part of Furniture of America’s new Greemotion outdoor line. (IHFC, C700, Commerce, Floor 7)
Dovetail Furniture’s Courtney sofa is a wide, low-profile piece inspired by modern designs. It’s made in Mexico using select hardwood covered in a cream polyester upholstery that highlights its curved silhouette. The base sits entirely on the floor, creating a balance between formal and lounge-y. Market Square, 142, 240, 243, Floor 1
Alex Milstein, editor-in-chief of Casual News Now and Bedding News Now, contributed to this report.