Mark Sage and Rudy Njissen
Redefining the vintage industrial loft look, Atlanta-based BoBo Intriguing Objects showcases their newest collections of to-the-trade antiques and artifacts from Europe (along with their own original designs) in the old High Point Jail building. The rustic tables, retro signage and Gustavian antiques mingle with industrial artifacts and new designs from BoBo.
BoBo was one of our first stops on the High Point market circuit. Owned by Mark Sage and Rudy Njissen, this to-the-trade operation is based in Atlanta with a showroom in High Point. They travel to France, Belgium, Argentina, and other places hunting for vintage and flea market finds, and they also design several lines of furniture sold through Restoration Hardware, John Derian, and other stores.
The first and third floors of the showroom were filled with vintage finds, the second featured the BoBo line, and the basement was packed with clearance pieces. It was a decorator's dream land.
Our favorites included design drawings by Argentinian ironworker Jose Thenee, French chandeliers dripping with crystals, and random finds — like a red and white mini zeppelin and a giant taxidermy fish mounted to the brick warehouse wall.
MORE INFORMATION: BoBoIntriguingObjects.com
ABOUT HIGH POINT MARKET
Located in North Carolina and held twice each year in April and October, High Point Market is "the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world." The market includes 180 buildings, 10 million square feet of showspace, and over 2,000 exhibitors who exhibit to designers, buyers, press, and industry representatives.
Photos: Sarah Coffey