Design talent Laura Kirar has been on my radar since her debut collection of high-end furniture for Baker a few years ago. Now she has created a collection of mid-priced lighting and decorative accessories for Arteriors that was launched at the High Point furniture market this week.
This collection has so many good shapes, and comes in Bronze, Gold and Pewter finishes that look both sophisticated and saleable. That’s why I wanted to share some of it with The Trend Curve’s subscriber family.
My favorite design is called Maize, which tranlates the motion of corn stalks waving in the summer breeze into lighting in three sizes and two finishes. This piece is lovely on its own, but could easily translate into an upstairs version of Country that is on the verge of trend.
I also liked a triangular lamp that remade expectations for settings in which mica could be used. In the past, mica has been associated closely with Mission/Arts & Crafts, and when that style declined, so did mica. Now it has been designed to fit with glamorous looks that are not subsiding.
And a collection of pendants came with distinctly Steam-punk overtones that are directional. You can read about the retro industrial and Vintage looks that were emerging in High Point in the next issue of The Trend Curve.
Here are a few shots I took in the Arteriors showroom: