It has been such a crazy month, I have fallen behind on writing up my impressions of the High Point Market!
One of the showrooms that was a big discovery for me was Theodore Alexander. On the website, the furniture company is described as "shaped by English Heritage, Theodore Alexander handcrafts furniture and accessories for your home with uncompromising quality. We believe in using the most interesting materials for both function and beauty. This allows our craftspeople to create products that will not only be forever but also give distinction to your favourite spaces. An exceptional eye for design and detail in our bench made products is the signature of Theodore Alexander”.
I was familiar with some of Theodore Alexander’s collections, in particular their Althorp Living History collection. Althorp Living History is based upon the furniture collection at Althorp House, the ancestral home of the Spencer family located in Northhamptonshire, England. The house is 500 years old, and the furniture contained within reflects hundreds of years of exquisite design. Many of the original pieces have been meticulously recreated for the Althorp Living History collection.
One of my favorite pieces from the Althorp Living History collection is the circular extended dining table, inspired by the piece designed by Robert Jupe in 1835. The leaves are self-storing, incorporated into the design of the piece, and we were able to watch our guide extend it all by herself in under a minute.
Another one of my favorite pieces from the collection is the dining chair that was meticulously recreated from the originals found in the State Dining Room in Althorp.
To see the entire Althorp Living History collection online, click here.
A brand new collection for Theodore Alexander is by the Keno Brothers, who are considered two of the foremost furniture experts in the United States. We were able to meet the Keno Brothers as they displayed their beautiful new collection, which is strikingly original, exquisitely crafted, and with a classically modern flair. Click here to see more pieces from the Keno Brothers collection.
The newly redesigned Theodore Alexander website is a visual feast, and easy to navigate. Theodore Alexander has an enormous line of fine furniture, and although we were not able to take pictures in the showroom, it can all be viewed online http://www.theodorealexander.com/default.aspx.
I also recommend the Theodore Alexander blog, called ‘Theo’. The latest blog post has a wonderful behind the scenes of the craftmanship that goes into created a Chinoiserie piece. Click here to read the blog post – it is fascinating!
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