I eagerly awaited my visit to the Thibaut showroom at High Point. I'm a longtime fan of their wallpapers and fabrics and couldn't wait to see their take on furniture in person. I finally got a look at the line they launched earlier this year at the Spring Market and I can report is that it totally was in line with everything I like about and consider to be the signature of Thibaut's patterns - its light, bright, well made and, while it has an eye on classic decor, it still feels current.
The company has been around since 1886 in the related areas of fabric and wallpaper, so this type of a move into a whole new line (after 125 years!) is a big deal, but they are fearlessly are doing it up in big way. It's an expansive line, with pieces of all shapes in many sizes, and it's American made.
Rather than just add more of the same to a an already busy marketplace (one that the company knows well, from all its years working with designers) the folks at Thibaut tried to fill a void that they were hearing about from designers, clients and customers - slim-lined, pretty, charming seating that is NOT overscaled but provides plenty of visual interest.
And while these pieces succeed in capturing a delicate sensibility, they are built to last. Bench made, they feature 8-way hand tied springs, hardwood frames from sustainable forests in the US and double-doweled joints. In addition to all of the fabulous fabrics, there are lots of options for the wood sections: 14 stains and 14 paint finishes are available along with any Benjamin Moore paint color for a truly custom look.
More Info: Thibault
(Images: Janel Laban)