The buzz in the Hooker Furniture showroom at High Point Market became even more exciting this week when the co-creators of the Mélange Collection, our merchandising directors Erica Wingo and Cindy Hall, were interviewed by leading international furniture business publication Furniture Today about the expansion of Mélange from accent furniture to bedroom and dining room furniture at the Spring 2013 Market.
Hall and Wingo told Editor-in-chief Ray Allegrezza how their inspiration for Melange has been “anything but furniture.” Instead, the pair looked to fashion, apparel, handbags, jewelry, art and textiles to inspire the eclectic collection of one-of-a-kind artistic pieces. At the High Point Furniture Market currently underway, Wingo has taken the same approach of designing one-of-a-kind statement pieces for the bedroom and dining room. “We’ve noticed that people are no longer taking a suited up approach to their bedrooms, but are buying items instead and creating their own eclectic rooms,” she said.
Take a look at some of the new Mélange beds. Here’s the Lana Upholstered bed:
Here’s several views of the stunning and romantic Quatrefoil Canopy Bed:
And how do you like the new Albion bed with tufted, high headboard? Notice the companion bedside wood furniture has padded upholstered insets, very unusual!
The new Mélange Bentley round dining table is covered in aluminum for a chic industrial look:
The most edgy of the new Mélange dining tables is this Bohemian Black Croc Table:
Retailers and designers alike are embracing the latest chapter in the Mélange story—the expansion into beds, bedroom furniture, round dining tables and dining chairs.