The High Point furniture market offers so much more than furniture, lighting and decorative accessories. It can also transport you into another place, another era. This was certainly the case at Currey & Company. Here, a new collaboration with design talent Marjorie Skouras doubled as a museum treat in the company’s Main building showroom.
An exhibition featuring 24 vintage Mexican dresses from the 1960s through the 1980s took center stage. Along with the flora and fauna found near the designer’s home in the Yucatan Peninsula, these brightly colored dresses were the inspiration for a tradition-with-a-twist furnishings collection that debuted during the market.
Some pieces are crafted in gesso-covered canvas. Lighting is wrought iron with a gesso white finish. These neutral forms create an intriguing stark contrast to their colorful folk-art inspiration. Agave, palm fronds, ferns and natural elements like sand dollars have been re-imagined in chandeliers, sconces, a stunning console table and more. Favorite item: the Sisal Screen, which is constructed of pandan leaves twisted into rope and affixed to a solid oak frame in a swirl pattern. Look below for a sampling of items from this dramatic new collection.