Quatrefoil and Honeycomb – The Key Shapes Seen at High Point Spring 2013

There were a lot of shapes to see at High Point this market, but there were two definite standouts – quatrefoil and honeycomb. While both quatrefoil  was seen in both traditional and contemporary showrooms,  honeycomb was seen predominantly in more contemporary lines.  Both quatrefoil and honeycomb were represented across all price points.

Quatrefoil as seen in Stanley Furniture

Quatrefoil originated in the Gothic period and is often seen in Gothic architecture. A version of barbed quatrefoil was seen on mirrors adorning the walls of the Stanley Furniture showroom this market.  My favorite was when several mirrors were clustered together to form one dramatic wall as seen below.

Other Noteworthy Pieces Utilizing Quatrefoil

Clockwise from top:  Coffee table – Lucy Smith  //  Console – Lucy Smith  //
High Gloss Lacquer table – Tritter Feefer  // Silver Leaf Mirror – Go Home LTD  //
pair of black and white mirrors – Go Home LTD

Quatrefoil as seen at Bernhardt

The Bernhardt showroom was on fire this market.  They hit the trends spot on and were able to incorporate each trend successfully into the looks that were seen throughout the entire collection.  Bernhardt is one line to be sure to keep an eye on. I’ll be sure to touch on the other trends they covered later on, but for this post we’ll concentrate on quatrefoil.

Honeycomb and Hexagons as Shelving or on the Wall

Clockwise from top: Revenel bookcase from the Celerie Kembel collection for Henredon  //  Honeycomb bookcase – Noir  //  Honeycomb bookcase – Noir  //  Hexagon shaped magnetic whiteboard – Nine6 Design  //  Honeycomb wood shelving – Wilcox

Honeycomb Casegoods

Clockwise from top:  Console – Thomasville  //  Powder coated glass top accent tables – Lucy Smith                                      //  Chest –  Thomasville  //  Console –  Mr. Brown

Honeycomb as seen in Rugs and Textiles

Clockwise from top:  Ottoman – Surya  //  Flat weave rug – MAT
//  Den by Suzanne Kasler, Adamsleigh Junior League Greensboro Show House
 //  Indoor/Outdoor Pillows – Elaine Smith
Click if you missed my High Point Market Recap that I posted last week and would like to read a quick summary of what I saw at market.  I’ll be sure to touch on all the trends in further detail in the upcoming weeks, so keep posted.
Let me know – are you a traditionalist and prefer the quatrefoil or are you a bit edgier and prefer the honeycomb?  I personally, can go for both, because that’s the kind of person I am – eclectic to the core. I’d love to hear what you think, so show me the love and leave a comment, but be nice!