Key furniture companies, like Century Furniture and Highland House, as recently as the October High Point furniture market, expressed their opinion that traditional style is returning, but in an updated way that fits a 21st-century lifestyle. The Trend Curve agrees. Moreover, we believe that the return to tradition is one reason why embellishments like fringe and embroidery have been making a comeback.
Quilting is another classic embellishments that is ready for a revival. But as this takes place, quilting won’t look as predictable as it has in the past. That’s because of a new approach that makes quilting a feature, rather than an allover technique.
At the recent High Point furniture market, a handful of directional companies limited it to just one area—the sides, the back or spot placement—so quilting really stood out. Look below for a glimpse at how quilting was remaking itself for the future at Bernhardt, Ekornes, Hancock & Moore and Lexington Furniture.