13 November 2011

high on high point (220 elm and palliser furniture)

today our high point coverage continues as we go on a tour of 220 elm, one of the 188 showroom buildings in the city of high point (and one of the sponsors of our trip). 220 elm has dozens of showrooms, most with a contemporary point of view, and as usual with high point, it's not only the furniture that draws buyers to 220, but also the incredible people working in the building who make it such a wonderful experience. our tour guide, heinz kattenfeld, the chief operating officer of 220 elm, couldn't have been more accommodating, knowledgeable, or gracious, as he escorted us through the building (and the tenants of the building seemed to agree, as we were greeted by choruses of "hi heinz" along with smiles, waves, and hugs, everywhere we went!)
crystal of plush palate & rue magazine,  ashlina of the decorista, heinz of 220 elm, marissa of styebeat, and moiself, enjoying a rest stop on a deep and loungy nailhead studded sofa by outer limits, who fed us lemonade slushies while we waited for my phone to recharge.

also loved these overscale, modern wing chairs around a dining table at outer limits. (thanks for the pictures of this showroom, crystal- as stated, my phone was dead during this stop). and bonus, outerlimits upholstery is made right here in LA- we love made in the usa products!
great minds think alike- ashlina and i simultaneously had the idea to custom color this rug from mat the basics in green tones to resemble malachite.
loving the lacquer at leif peteresen inc- lots of great modern design in this showroom...
"ghost-y" illuminated outdoor pieces at terry seitz inc, another great 220 elm showroom. crystal almost looks like she is floating on clouds, and we can definitely see these used outside in a glamorous palms springs setting.
the last of our high point sponsors was actually another showroom in the 220 elm building, palliser furniture.  palliser furniture is canada's largest furniture manufacturer, and the showroom sprawls across the almost the entire 4th floor of 220 elm (all of their product is made in north america too- another plus!)  as usual, the people who worked at palliser couldn't be nicer, and we were treated to an amazing catered lunch in the company's cafeteria, followed by barista-made cappucinos and dessert!
sometimes, it's the little things that make the difference- loved the branded pens and notepads at the entrance to the showroom to make notes once inside...
palliser is big on leather, with 88 leather options to chose from (in addition to 200 fabrics)
we've had two clients recently request recliners for television viewing, and we were hard pressed to find anything modern and not grossly overstuffed to use, so we are keeping this bristol sectional in mind for the future. it's sleek and modern enough to use in a contemporary interior, especially if we put it in a brightly colored leather, like maybe a hermes orange on white floors...
long days at high point mean taking any opportunity to relax, like ashlina is doing in the bristol sectional.  love the "dream big" on the wall behind ash. if you knew ashlina, you'd know how appropriate that sentiment is- girlfriend is going places!
living in the center of movie making means that lots of show biz clients want dedicated screening rooms, so it was good to see palliser's many options. these recliners have laptop and ipad holders, as well as optional ipod docks. crazy! they do everything but help you out of your chair at the end of the movie...
oh wait- palliser has an ejector option for that too! (no reason you can't have fun while working, right? and boy did we have fun on our tour!)

this rick lee designed sectional for palliser is seriously chic. slick modernism, but without a scary italian import price tag.
thanks again to 220 elm and palliser furniture for being such gracious hosts, and we hope y'all aren't bored with our high point market coverage, 'cause we've got more to share!


TSL - Living in Art said...

Would have loved hanging with this crowd!

Ashlina {TheDecorista} said...

seriously good post!!!

Margaret said...

Ejector Chair Poster Child!

What great fun, Christian!


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i really like the illuminated chairs!<3

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