Last week, I had the pleasure of heading to the Las Vegas Market with my co-workers to see the latest in furnishings and home decor. This was my first trip to the Market, and it was enormous! There was so much to see, and admittedly we barely scratched the surface. With our limited time there we had to be strategic and mainly focused on the vendors and manufacturers we use frequently, with the goal of seeing what’s new this year. Since there was so much to see, and so much I want to share with you, I’ll spit it up into three posts. This week, the focus is on seating. Here are some pieces I found unique, interesting, or that I just really liked a lot (in no particular order).
I like the wrap-around metal work on this cozy club chair. Plus, it’s not a huge chair, and since a big city like LA has plenty of small spaces, it’s the perfect size for a space like our little house, or really any of the apartments we’ve lived in here.
I love the design of the wood on the back of this dining chair, and combined with the exposed screws and bolts holding it together it feels a little like the arts and crafts movement and yet a little bit modern industrial. This is an industrial take on a mid-century modern classic. The metal prongs on the back of the chair remind me of leather belts. Who doesn’t love a good ol’ chesterfield sofa? The leather here looks a little pre-weathered, which I love.
And speaking of chesterfield sofas, is this not a gorgeous interpretation of a classic? We were all dying over how beautiful this sofa is. The leather is gorgeous, the upholstery is perfect, and the lines of the sofa are accented with chrome from one front corner, all along the top of the sofa, and back to the front corner on the other side.The sofa is basically cantilevered over it’s base!I am often a sucker for burlap (despite a mild allergy to it that I discovered after making burlap pillow covers) so I appreciate this combination of a modern wing chair with an upholstered burlap back. And look at how pretty the linen-look of the white fabric on the front is next to the burlap and nail heads! Ok, so maybe I wouldn’t put this in my house, and it might not be the coziest chair to curl up with a book on, but isn’t it interesting? A very art-house club chair, deconstructed, as though I’m looking at it with x-ray vision. A little Danish modern, a little flying nun, there’s still something really appealing about the curves of this chair. And did you notice it only has 3 legs? I noticed quite a few vendors at the market combining natural materials with really sleek, silvery modern elements. I think the alligator leather upholstery with the brushed nickel base on this chair is quite striking. And how about the sweeping lines of chrome on this leather arm chair? I also love the detail of the upholstery seams on the outside arms framed visually by the chrome frame of the chair. I saw a few sofas with flanges at the seams, like this one in a kind of foggy gray leather. It’s casual and interesting, but still makes quite a statement. Even though it’s very masculine, I can still envision it in several different kinds of spaces. This outdoor lounge set has a unique, modern organic feel to it while still being suitable to outdoor wear and tear. I thought this club chair was interesting. IAlittle industrial, a little art deco. As you can see, this was not the first time I saw chrome being used to make a statement at the Market. Sometimes it’s the simple things… I thought these patterned cow-hide ottomans were great!What can I say? I’m a sucker for beautiful wood details, curves, and comfort, all three of which this chair has.This side chair might not be the most unique in the world, but I loved the choice of pattern on the upholstery.
And in a complete style 180, I found this chair charming, especially with the great choice of color. I love coral. I feel like I see industrial drafting stools just about everywhere these days, so I found this geometric, modern take on them to be very refreshing, and much more unique.Stay tuned next week for more of my favorites from the Las Vegas Market!
Which of these is your favorite? What do you love about it?