High Point Highlights: New Furniture from Fabric & Wallpaper Maker Thibaut

High Point Market Fall 2012

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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