Let Us Entertain You

The big Spring Show is just around the corner and our entire team is busy rolling out the red carpet in our Design District showroom. We are super excited about the premiere of our new Power Motion and Home Theater designs and this season’s debut of soft-modern silhouettes and push-back chairs packed with sex appeal.

Elroy

Among the cast taking star turns in High Point are Elroy and Hughes, a clean, contemporized motion swivel glider and an aeronautically styled power motion sofa dressed in bomber-jacket cool leather. Leading ladies include Bardot, a sophisticated starlet perched on a wood plinth base with a runway ready stance, loose-pillow back, down-blend cushions and a texturized cover that makes the most of boucle yarn. Her co-star, Gigi is no ingenue. She’s red-hot, strutting her stuff on shapely chrome legs, and houndstooth accent pillows make her the height of haute couture. (You know how to whistle, don’t you?)

Gigi

Of course, our RowOne division has reserved the best seats in the house just for you. The paparazzi can’t get enough of Cambridge, inspired by the Hollywood of yesterday when stars arrived for opening night in glamourous, chauffeur-driven rides like the Bentley Flying Spur. Or, channel your inner Steve McQueen with Newman, home entertainment seating based on the interior of the iconic 1969 Pontiac GTO. Both are available for special order in an assortment of luxe, top-grain leathers with power headrests, fully finished backs and storage arms with USB charging ports.


The Key to Rebecca

Rebecca

While feedback on new designs throughout our showroom was very positive this Market, the star of the show in High Point was most definitely a sexy silhouette named Rebecca. A button-tufted shelter look set in a shapely walnut frame, Rebecca is a true mid-century frame with a sophisticated vibe and gentle curves.

Indeed, if response at Market was any indication, the appeal of mid-century modern design continues to intensify as consumers continue to gravitate to clean-lined furnishings that are both super stylish and easy to live with, and retailers and designers work to satisfy their appetite. It’s clear that though midcentury design harkens back to the World War II, the looks feel as fresh now as they did when the Bauhaus architects and designers first migrated to the States and set a revolution in motion.

Our talented product forecasters say the mid-century modern revival has a lot to do with similarities between the overarching trends then and now. After all, we’re living in a time of great technological advancement with experimentation in materials and organic forms, and the country is enjoying a time of robust economic expansion and growth. In many ways, this mirrors the conditions of the post-War years.

Couple this with the ever-growing number of people who work from home. They’ve helped drive the popularity of designs made famous by office furniture manufacturers like Herman Miller and Knoll deeper into the residential space. And we all know the media and pop culture have played a significant role in raising awareness too, with television shows like “Mad Men,” and talk show sets like “The Daily Show” decorated with Eames chairs.

Though Baby Boomers grew up with these styles, dealer feedback is that these timeless looks are appealing to younger shoppers too, not just because of the built-in cool factor, but because classic midcentury designs work well in contemporary homes and urban settings, not to mention smaller spaces. For this reason, we think the key to success now lies in Rebecca and others like her, and we expect it’s going to be a long time before we see another style.


Spectra Home is in Motion!


On the eve of High Point Market, we’ve got some big news to share: We’re entering the motion and home entertainment category for the first time following the acquisition of RowOne® by our parent company Shayne Global Holdings.

At Market this week, we’re showing off RowOne’s product capabilities in a dedicated theater room built inside our showroom. This is particularly exciting because Row One is known as a home theater room specialist with a reputation for high quality, luxurious seating comfort, and innovative, technology-driven designs. While the company has long focused on dedicated AV home theater rooms, the product offering is now expanding to encompass motion silhouettes for the family room as well. 

With a design aesthetic that complements Spectra Home, expect to see new power motion silhouettes that more closely resemble stationary sofas than typical motion products. (Our President Robert Cribbs, who launched RowOne, calls it motion without the cupholders).

We know that consumers now are drawn to a mix of deep-seated lifestyle looks that accommodate the whole family and their dog, and they don’t always want their family room to look like a dedicated home theater with a line of chairs. This makes the merger of RowOne’s manufacturing and design capabilities with our sophisticated upholstered furniture line-up particularly right for the times.

Get ready to kick back and put your feet up in style, because our team is tuned in, turned on and ready to go!


The New Spectra Home

Welcome to the all-new Spectra Home! We’re glad you’re here and look forward to seeing you in our thoroughly redesigned showroom at the High Point Market this week, located at 200 N. Hamilton (entrance under the awning on Fred Alexander Place). We’re set to start and end your day in the Design District with buzzy breakfasts each morning and a globally inspired moveable feast and cocktail every evening.

Along with this newly revamped, user-friendly website (which you’ve likely noticed now offers a password-protected portal for dealers and designers), we’ve got more in store than a single blog post can describe, so keep an eye on this space for lots of news and exciting updates.

Logan Ottoman
2 Chip Chairs

For now, here are our Cribb Notes (named for President Robert Cribbs who joined the executive team this past summer).

  1. Spectra Home really is “all new” this Market, starting with our largest new product offering ever. With the merger of Palatial Leather and Spectra Home complete, our entire product line has been re-shaped and reimagined. For the first time ever, all the new product we’re showing here in High Point this week is already stocked and ready for immediate delivery. That’s a big change for us, but we’re so confident in the scale, price and remarkable values of our new designs, we’ve committed to stocking the goods as they launch!

  2. Special order is now a universal capability throughout our entire line, and not limited to select frames and fabrics. All of our sexy, high-quality, bench-made, eight-way hand-tied silhouettes are fully customizable, with any fabric or leather on any frame. Period. Feel free to change the nail heads and finishes too!

  3. We’ve got a new program with your name on it. From our new Platinum Warehouse Program which rewards significant commitments with special pricing, free catalogs and fabric samples, to Spectra Home Final Mile, our new white glove delivery service, you’ll find that we’ve re-evaluated everything to ensure that you are at the heart of everything we do.

And this is just the beginning. We’re energized and excited and can’t wait to show you all that we’ve been up to!


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