Trends from High Point Furniture Market

From April 2nd to 6th, 2022, Sklar attended the High Point Furniture Market to revel in some amazing new products from a multitude of talented vendors and designers.

The big story this Spring Market? Fabric, fabric, fabric! We noticed an overwhelming trend of bouclé fabric specifically, making its presence known at almost every booth. Although cream-colored bouclé seems to be dominating the market, an array of brighter colors were also being utilized by different designers.

The appeal of bouclé is simple: we all want comfort in our lives! Bouclé fabric has the appeal of a warm hug, enticing you to touch, pet, and cozy into the fabric for a cozy experience. Read more about how bouclé is bouncing back on Sklar’s blog.

Despite the strong appearance of bouclé, there were other incredibly innovative fabrics making their Spring arrival at High Point. Cut velvets, seriously stain-resistant super leather, chenilles, stencilled hairs and hides, alpaca fur, and fabulous cotton and linen prints also caught our eye as we made our way throughout the displays.

While making the rounds at High Market, we also spotted another trend to look out for this year: welting! Welting took the Spring market by storm, popping up with a variety of fabrics including leather and velvet to create a signature contrasting look. Whether the welting was on an armchair or a sectional, this simple feature can change a piece’s look dramatically.

Sklar was overjoyed to be back in person at the High Point Furniture Market, but the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the furniture and design industry was still evident. Although many vendors had new products to share, a large number of vendors had none. Many designers are still playing “catch up” from pandemic delays, and are focusing on getting old orders produced, shipped, and delivered before prioritizing new products. However, despite ongoing delays, we were thrilled to be back face-to-face with our vendors, seeing, touching, and trying out new products… with no Zoom calls in sight!

So, what’s next for Sklar? We will be at the 60th edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano from June 6th to 10th, 2022 — see you there!

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