About 4 hours in to our first day at the Dallas Market Center Total Home & Gift Show for Fall 2010, we realized that we had not yet seen any furniture. We had already salivated over showroom after showroom of lighting and accessories, packaging and holiday items. That had all taken place in the annex of the World Trade Center.
Finally, we crossed the bridge into the main building and formulated a plan to see as much as possible without wearing right through our shoes. We decided upon a top down approach. The first couple of floors were filled with clothing (primarily womens). My wife had a great time and found a few items for herself in the sample sales. The next big stop was in temporaries. These vendors display their goods only for the duration of a given show. The temporaries is a mixed bag of tricks. Some of the items were very interesting and will be covered in future posts. Much of what was there was... well, let's just say not Lola-worthy.
At last we moved on to furniture. There was some really terrific stuff this year. Without a doubt, the show stoppers for me this year were 18 Karat, Contempo Designs, Global Views, and Cyan Design. You will see some of my favorites below in the new series NineFinds!. Check the key below the diagram for details.
One last thing... I cannot say enough good things about my new friends at Global Views. Their line is real, modern, and inspired. I could absolutely move in to the showroom. Be sure to check out their goods through dealers online or contact your favorite decorator/designer.
savour... new friendships
1.Mu Chair - 18 Karat (18 Karat - $400) 2.Dining Table - Contempo Design (Trade Only) 3.Babar Barstool - Contempo Design (Trade Only) 4.Claes Lounge Chair - Thayer Coggin for Contempo Design (Trade Only) 5.Dark Walnut Swoop Media Cabinet - Global Views (Accent Furniture Direct - $8798) 6.Quilted Leather Headboard - Global Views (Accent Furniture Direct - $4398) 7.Wrightia Wood Stool - 18 Karat (18 Karat - $549) 8.Anjuna Outdoor Bed - Zuo Modern (Madison Seating - $1825) 9.Leather Chaise - 18 Karat (18 Karat - $3600)