Looking back on the High Point Furniture Market that I attended earlier this week, one of my favorite stops was at Baker. That’s because I met a charming man named Hutton Wilkinson who showed me a collection that I fell for at first sight.
Wilkinson spent an important part of his career working for and collaborating with the late design icon Tony Duquette, culminating in a business partnership in 1994. That relationship included purchasing part of Duquette’s business, along with the international trademarks to the Tony Duquette name.
Now creative director and president of Tony Duquette, Inc., Wilkinson has made a carefully selected collection of about 20 accent pieces from the Duquette archive available through Baker. Each item is delightful and each one has a story. Told by Hutton Wilkinson, those stories are as whimsical and perfectly crafted as the pieces themselves.
My press kits are all en route from High Point to Minneapolis, so I don’t have any professional images to share with you. I do have one that I took myself showing some of the amazing pieces in the collection. I am also including a picture of Hutton and I together in his space in the Baker showroom.
I’m sure you will notice that Wilkinson is holding a very large book. It is titled Tony Duquette, and he wrote along with Wendy Goodman (with a forward by Dominick Dunn). Wilkinson shared with me that this book is the number one seller in its class at Amazon. He paged though part of it with me and it is lovely. I have already ordered mine. Click here if you would like to order one, too.