Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams
In 1989 when the economy was unstable, he and his partner, Bob Williams, naively created The Mitchell Gold Co. Since then, despite tough economic times and upheaval in the furniture industry, sales have reached in excess of $100 million. The combination of Gold's years of marketing experience with Williams' talents as art director set the course for Mitchell Gold and changed the furniture industry.
The Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams showroom at High Point is one of the sleekest spaces in the area. Set away from the main cluster, it's a multi-story building with high-gloss white floors that show off the living room collections. New this year: the Reclaimed History Collection, made in North Carolina out of wood salvaged from the floors and beams of old mills.
In addition to the reclaimed wood line, there were lots of high-back sofas and chairs inspired by classic British design, seventies-style roomsets with metallics and chevron stripes, and an expanded line of upholstery options.
Sectionals and modular sofas were a big part of old and new collections, including the Dr. Pitt — a comfy island of ottomans enclosed by a large sectional sofa. Beyond the neutrals on display, customers have a choice of more plaids, stripes, and patterns than have previously been available.
We also spotted artwork from Natural Curiosities and nature photographs by none other than Tipper Gore, who has an exclusive line of photo prints with MGBW.
MORE INFORMATION: MGBWhome.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: Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Sarah Coffey