High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Oct 20 1976, Page 17

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 20, 1976, High Point, North Carolina High fashion furniture design shown in All categories by Adelaide Wendler Enterprise women a editor it has been said that Home furnishings generally Are about two years behind ready to Wear fashions. Not so this year Many of the designs seen at the october furniture Market reflect the same ethnic look emphasized this season in women a fashions. The peasant look from Russia the delicate touch of the Orient and the culture of Egypt Are reflected in pattern and styles. Contemporary design is surging ahead As is the nostalgic look. However there is something for everyone because As Darrell Ferguson vice president of Drexel heritage furnishings says a we know that Many variables go into what styles specific items finishes and colors people look for when they buy furniture. The Only Way to satisfy the variations in con Sumers tastes and preferences is to make available to them As wide an assortment of attractive choices As nevertheless the importance of contemporary design is influencing pattern color texture and fabrics. Firms that have been firmly committed to traditional design have major introductions in a Modem category at this Market exposed Woods on upholstery and in Cas goods has a lighter More natural look. Many Woods and finishes Are used but those most frequently seen Are Rattan Bamboo Rosewood and Burl Oak and Rosewood Walnut and Burl and Walnut and Oak a new Star is Cypress brass trim is a growing trend in All categories of Cas goods. Upholstery is generally Squash looking and features Welt less cushions. Most sofas have Many throw pillows scattered Over them. Two colors Gray and blues Are the newest colors on the fabric horizon. All hues of Gray from soft Dove to charcoal Are seen in almost every collection of upholstery. Blues also come in a variety of hues from palest colors to Navy. Other colors that appear often in a tour of the Market Are cinnamon Jade Teal and sea foam Green Taupe Cream Coffee and a Pink peach. Polished Cottons and Chintz Are making a comeback some in soft pretty Garden bouquet prints. In addition to soft Floral Are flame stitch stripes chevrons geometries and practical Tweedy olefin. Batiks Are featured in the Eastern themes. Parrot Green and Strong Clear yellow Are shown mostly in solids and print with Rattan and Wicker furniture. Drexel heritage has several major collections As Well As unusual additions to their Drexel it Cetera collection design choices extend through French Spanish. Italian Oriental. English. American traditional to contemporary. Tomlinson s thrust is toward the Best of yesterday and they Are introducing a seven piece grouping called Tomlinson classics Quot according to Sidney h Tomlinson jr., company president. A a it a hard to say How these pieces were Ever dropped from production i believe Many retailers will be Happy to see them they too have a contemporary collection. Designed by Ralph Aiken the contemporary group is called a Intro 80.�?� in the Cas goods each segment of veneer fits like pieces of a Puzzle to produce a a free form effect. The collection is available in a new Light color and in natural Rich Brown. American of Martinsville is showing a four bedroom group and a a Aback to basics Quot bedroom suite. They also have Wall systems in Coil in try italian contemporary and traditional. The company is using Pecan and Olive Ash Burl mainly. Bassett is going All out for contemporary design but has also jumped on the nostalgia bandwagon that was initiated by Pulaski last october. Pulaski has added Many pieces to their a keepsakes Quot collection. Bassett is calling their nostalgic group a main Stanley also has a nostalgia group made from Oak veneers and solids called Thayer Coggin a leading exponent of contemporary design is showing new Milo Baughman designs among the new offerings Are Case pieces with frames finished in White baked enamel and laminated insets Butcher Block occasional tables with Light finish and other tables in Brown or White baked on enamel with Metal frames. Their sofas appear to achieve the a entire environment Quot ideas. They Are deep sofas teamed with ottomans and toss pillows they were designed for Spraw lers say company officials an earlier Era is suggested by Hickory furniture co. In its a promenade a collection designed by Roland Carter ii i Point Kyi Eph ise the world of the collection includes 30 dining seating and occasional pieces and has a Light and airy look. It has rounded frames and Ball and spool turned accents. The pieces come in three finishes deep toned lighter toned distressed and White lacquer. Nostalgic but More formal Are additions to the company a Quot american masterpiece collection. Kroehler a response to today a More casual lifestyle Are several new contemporary designs. The upholstered pieces Are puffy and have a a sink in Quot Comfort. Many have Wood trim on arms and base panels and some contrast brass or Chrome knits that Are so dear to the hearts of women in fashionable apparel Are shown on Kroehler a upholstery. An entire collection of the easy care fabrics has been developed since the Spring Market. The easy car fabrics include velvet made of Kodel polyester fibres in mate Lasse the company is planning on expanding the line to feature tweeds Plains plaids and prints. Thomasville furniture industries inc. Has a new collection called a Brighton a blend of Early 19th Century and English motifs the collection has a look of Cane and Bamboo in addition to a Complete collection of bedroom dining room and occasional pieces there Are Many accent items As or. Ferguson says. A there is something for everyone at the Southern furniture Market a Bookcase components by american of Martinsville Adelaide Wendler women s editor wednesday october 20. 1976. Section b personality piece by Drexel contemporary group by Kroehler Brighton Pavilion by Thomasville Pavanne armoire by Tomlinson recollections by Stanley promenade by Hickory furniture Butcher Block table by Thayer Coggin he

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